On The Times (England), Wayne Rooney voiced his support for the decision not to cancel the Premier League 2020 so that the rivals of MU – Liverpool won the championship.
Premier League may return later than 30/4, MU & giants face distorted
The Telegraph recently revealed an option that the Premier League 2020 could consider to end this season and start the new season.
In a meeting on March 19, the Football Association (FA) and representatives of the clubs agreed to complete the remaining phase of the Premier League 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic subsided. Accordingly, 9 rounds with 92 matches are expected to take place in early May.
According to the ruling of the meeting, the Premier League will be postponed until April 30. However, in the event that the pandemic has not subsided and the league has to be postponed, English football is ready to play without a summer vacation. According to the Telegraph, the highest tournament in the country can be postponed to 1/6 – the time is expected to have passed the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
These 9 rounds take about 7 to 8 weeks to complete. Under the new plan, the Premier League may play again on 1/6, and end on 11/7. The FA Cup will also be completed during this period. But the teams won’t have as much preparation time, and the players won’t have the same three-month summer vacation every year.
Because according to The Telegraph, the Premier League 2020 season will still start to kick off in August 2020, as usual, every year. Yes, only 1 week slower than the previous season. This rush to ensure that the English Premier League 2020 season will end on schedule, in preparation for the EURO final, will take place in the summer of 2021.
However, the 2020/21 journey begins as usual, which will cause the clubs great financial losses. Clubs must definitely cancel the summer tour, or cut it short to the maximum. With big-name teams, especially the Big Six group of the English Premier League such as MU, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham, the inability to make a summer tour certainly makes their revenue drop. big reduction, because making money from long-held tours has become a habit to them.
The “early” season also makes it difficult for clubs to transfer. The leagues in other countries also ended late, making the transfer process difficult and time-consuming. If the English Premier League still maintains the rule that requires the transfer period to end 1 day before the start of the season, then the team probably only has 1 month to buy players, instead of 3 months as before.
Meanwhile, the summer vacation of the players will also be cut short. They almost only have 2 to 3 weeks of rest before having to return to training, preparing for the new season. In short, 2019/20 is truly a disaster season and its impact promises to be lasting.
Rooney supports the Premier League 2020 to keep going
This decision immediately received support from the grave, including Wayne Rooney. On The Times (England), the former MU star insisted that the tournament continued to be a reasonable thing, even supporting Liverpool to win the championship:
“FA made it clear that the Premier League 2020 season must end in full, that is very fair. Liverpool will win the Premier League. They are a great team and worthy of this title. You can imagine it. the scene of waiting for a 30-year championship and then being deprived in this way? “, excerpts of an article written by Rooney on The Times.
In addition to being a player and assistant coach at Derby County, Rooney also collaborated writing articles for The Times recently. In theory, the attitude of the 34-year-old superstar is nothing to complain about because Liverpool has shown a convincing performance throughout the season, winning 27/29 matches (losing 1, drawing 1), 25 points higher than the second team.
Earlier, the Telegraph revealed that in the case of Covid-19 has not subsided, the Premier League 2020 can be delayed until 1/6 and the remaining 9 rounds need about 7-8 weeks to complete. Under the new plan, the Premier League and the FA Cup can play again on 1/6, ending on 11/7. As such, teams do not have much time to prepare for the new season (expected to still take place in August).
Despite this, Rooney still believes that the Premier League 2020 season needs to end fully at any cost, even if it lasts until the end of 2020: “Many legal battles will break out between the teams if the season is canceled. It is fair to finish the 2019/20 season, even if it means sacrificing the 2020/21 season. I wouldn’t be surprised if the season lasts until the end of 2020. “
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