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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Premier league to get two week break

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posted on Jan, 28 2004 @ 02:58 PM
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The Premier League voted tonight in favour of having a winter break during the football season.The break which will be two weeks in January is going to be for a two year experiment.As long as the season fixture schedule can be balanced out and the practical differences overcome it has the green light.If so, the experiment will begin next season, 2004-05, and continue for the following season before being reviewed.
 

There was fears of opposition to the proposal because of issues surrounding fixture congestion, which would be made even worse by a two-week mid-season break.The only way to handle such a change would be start the season sooner, finish it later or reduce the number of matches in between.There is little prospect of the Premiership being reduced in size, while the Carling Cup still has enough support - and a European place - to continue and FA Cup replays remain set in stone. Therefore finishing the season later might prove to be the chosen option.



Sir

posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 10:57 AM
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I don't know if this will be a good or bad thing.They do need to start the league earlier or later as the fixtures will really pile up,they all ready do without the break so it looks like they will have to work out some sort of format.



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