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newsfootball12 days ago

Concerned potential restart coincides with relaxation of lockdown, confesses Nigel Pearson

Watford manager Nigel Pearson has opined that he’s concerned that the Premier League’s potential restart coincides with the relaxation of the lockdown in the UK. The English top tier have announced a tentative restart date of mid-June with clubs set to return to some sort of training very soon.
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newsfootball20 days ago

Not playing at Vicarage Road has no semblance of any sporting integrity, claims Scott Duxbury

Watford have followed fellow relegation threatened side Brighton and Hove Albion’s footstep and rejected the use of neutral venues after Hornets chairman Scott Duxbury released a statement. The Seagulls have confirmed that they are unhappy with the use of neutral grounds and have opposed the option.
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newsfootball20 days ago

Clubs will have to disinfect corner flags, goalposts and even grass, claims Karren Brady

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has declared that Premier League sides will have to disinfect everything including the grass to ensure a safe work environment for players. While the Bundesliga are the first major European league to resume action, the Premier League are reportedly close behind.
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newsfootball23 days ago

Reports | Tottenham to restart talks over COVID-19 pay cuts with their players

Tottenham are set to restart talks with their players over potential COVID-19 pay cuts after they failed to reach an agreement in April. With the Premier League and the PFA, amongst others, failing to come to a collective agreement, it has seen English clubs take matters into their own hands.
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newsfootballa month ago

We’re looking to get Premier League back up and running again, proclaims Oliver Dowden

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden has confirmed that the UK are looking at getting the Premier League back up and running as soon as possible. To contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, football in England and other countries has been suspended with no end in sight.
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newsfootballa month ago

Chelsea announce that they will not cut player wages amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Chelsea have released a statement where they’ve announced that they are not considering cutting their players’ wages despite an ongoing global crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has seen football suspended which has caused serious financial implications for clubs across Europe with many cutting wages.
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newsfootballa month ago

Watford FC players agree to accept 30 per cent wage deferral

Watford FC’s players have to agree to take a deferred wage to combat the current financial crisis the clubs are going through at the present moment. Football leagues across Europe, including the English Premier League, are suspended for over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Football has gone completely nuts where money is concerned, proclaims Alan Sugar

Former Tottenham part-owner Alan Sugar has expressed his concerns for the smaller clubs and has also claimed that football’s obsession over money has gone crazy. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a mandatory shutdown for almost every football league in the world with England on that list.
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newsfootball2 months ago

West Ham become second Premier League side to undergo wage deferrals

West Ham United have followed Southampton’s footsteps with the Hammers becoming the second Premier League side to reach an agreement over wage deferrals with their players. The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected football with clubs struggling to cope up with the financial implications.
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newsfootball2 months ago

2019/20 Premier League should be rendered null and void, proclaims Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that the season needs to be rendered null and void for health reasons. Football and sporting activity across Europe has been suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic to stop the spread of the virus with the Premier League season extended indefinitely.
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