A few days ago, PFA president Gordon Taylor suggested that when Project Restart begins, football matches should be less than 45 minutes a half. Proposals were made regarding the possibility of more substitutes for 45 minutes games and with neutral site suggestions.
The idea of playing in neutral places has been rejected by Premier League clubs while the English FA does not suggest any season relegation or cancellation. The Premier League held its shareholders’ meeting this afternoon after the UK Government announced that the season will begin on June 1 provided conditions were met to curb coronavirus spread.
Part of ‘Project Restart’ included the possibility of the remaining fixtures being played in neutral venues, but Premier League Chairman Richard Masters now accepts that the parties are not prepared to pursue that hypothesis.
“Whenever possible, everybody will prefer to play at home and away and it is obvious that some clubs feel more strongly about it than others, “he said after the meeting, reports BBC Sport.
Chairman Richard mentioned that they are in touch with the authorities and listening to their advice. They have been talking to the authorities since COVID became a concern about the circumstances in which they should get the Premier League back up and running and have all that advice on board.
He added saying “Yet everybody needs to be aware of what the authorities are asking us and we must continue this consultation.
There is a great willingness to explore and decide on a common path forward in the round. There is a genuinely powerful collective desire to complete the remains of the season.”
Meanwhile, the Times and The Independent sources FA chief Greg Clarke told all twenty Premier League teams that the governing body will not approve the season-ending without relegations or officially scrapping 2019-20.