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Taylor: A lot goes on

The president of the English association of Footballers (PFA) has increased the prospect of playing shorter matches to lighten the pressure on players if the season will restart.

Taylor: A lot goes on

Despite significant issues about player health, English clubs remain committed to completing the campaign.
PFA president Gordon Taylor suggests that as Project Restart gets underway, football matches might be but 45 minutes a half. Proposals are made about the likelihood of more substitutes; games cannot be the complete 45 minutes either way and with suggestions of neutral sites.

A lot goes on. “Taylor told BBC Radio 4 Today. The top-flight football has been suspended in England after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was diagnosed with coronavirus on 14 March. Leagues in France and therefore the Netherlands are postponed for this season but the Premier League seems to possess no move to follow up.

Continuous communication with The Premier League appears to be committed to completing the 2019-20 season as regulation requirements allow it to try to do so, with an imminent May 25 UEFA deadline for restart plans. As things stand, sixteen league teams have nine fewer games, while four still have 10 games to travel, with arrangements already ongoing to resume the league as a part of Project Restart in June.

In the Daily Mirror the idea of Project Restart plans was announced. The Premier League must buy a full preparation program. Return to training is taken into account to be in mid-May. By the top of May, complete training will commence.

Games are expected to restart in early June. And, naturally, on matchday conditions there must be ongoing contact with the govt.