Project Restart: Pushing clubs to relegation scraps, fake crowd noise during games and more

We’ve now hit June, and that means the Premier League is back this month. The light at the end of the tunnel is here.

However, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, there are still some issues that need to be resolved, including what to do in the event of a season being canceled or how to ensure that matches are available to viewers. Don’t be unpleasant.

Let’s take a look at what was said.

The majority of teams in the bottom half of the Premier League want relegation to be scrapped if the 2019/20 season is to be halted.

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 1, 2020

The idea of ​​ending relegation has long been mooted since football was postponed, and while it is not currently in the pipeline, there are believed to be a number of sides who would drop. will vote to terminate if the season cannot be completed as normal.

An unnamed club owner told Sky Sports: “We will not vote for any relegation if the season is shortened. There are up to 10 clubs that think the same thing.”

EFL chairman Rick Perry has threatened legal action if promotion and relegation are scrapped this summer, so there’s still a lot of work to do to convince the powers that be that it’s a good idea. .

Leicester will stage friends at an empty King Power Stadium in preparation for playing behind closed doors @JPercyTelegraph

— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 31, 2020

Now that teams have returned to contact training, the focus is on getting ready to return to competitive action.

According to The Times, several Premier League clubs are planning home 11-a-side friendlies in their empty stadiums to help players get used to playing without crowds.

Any team wishing to do so must complete a risk assessment before holding training sessions at their stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – Premier League / Julian Finney / Getty Images

With football heading into summer, the Premier League is set to bring back water breaks during games to ensure players stay hydrated.

The Sun notes that medical staff are worried about the prospect of playing so much football in the summer months, so it is hoped that breaks will be introduced in both halves of each game to keep players as safe as possible.

The biggest hurdle is that each player will need their own bottle to ensure they are not spreading the coronavirus, and there are concerns that this could take too long during matches.

Manchester United vs Manchester City – Premier League / Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

A common problem with playing behind closed doors is the lack of atmosphere and how this will affect both the players and spectators at home. Well, there may be a solution.

The Daily Mail says all clubs will be asked to vote on whether to broadcast crowd noise from the video game FIFA 20 during games to test the atmosphere of a full stadium. Fans will have the option to turn it on and off during the broadcast.

A number of other projects are also under consideration, including fan mosaics, 360° replays and a new tactical camera – all of which are expected to be approved without any real opposition.

EXCLUSIVE: Players who test positive for coronavirus next week will miss the Premier League restart. @JWTelegraph

— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 31, 2020

The Telegraph has revealed that any player who tests positive for the coronavirus during the next round of tests faces missing the first round of fixtures.

The ‘return to play’ protocol means that any player infected with the virus must wait two weeks before returning to group training, meaning it is highly unlikely that anyone who tests positive will be allowed to resume. Will be back in time for

No cases were detected during the latest round of testing, and the upcoming round is expected to yield the same result.


For a stadium to be used to finish the season, it must meet several safety regulations. Clubs are busy securing their stadiums in the hope of reopening, but the Daily Mail says some older stadiums are struggling to do so.

In more compact stadiums, it may not be easy to find ways to adhere to social distancing guidelines, with Goodison Park, Turf Moor, Vicarage Road and Selhurst Park all predicting they will be ready for a return date. Will require ‘extensive work’. June 17

It is expected that each side will be happy to do whatever it takes to bring football back, even if some need to spend a lot of money to reach quality.

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