Club Anthems To Be Used To Cover Silence

Contrary to reports in some of the tabloids, the Barclays Premier League have NOT yet decided to use generic sound from FIFA console games for 'live' broadcasts, the option is under consideration but there are other options being explored. The idea of 'piped' crowd noise doesn't really appeal to the majority of stakeholders, however one idea doing the rounds is for teams to have their songs played during the games.

A Season Ticket To Watch TV?

Now that the Barclays Premier League's much touted 'Project Restart' has been agreed, the situation has more questions than answers when it comes to the practicality of hosting games and the further far reaching consequences of playing them behind closed doors.

Report 3 In 3 Out For Moyes

Even before the unique situation the Barclays Premier League finds itself in, Hammers manager David Moyes had been quoted as saying it was his intention to bring the average age of his squad down 'substantially', and for that purpose the search begins at home. Lacking the funds that were lavished on his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini, Moyes has either to look out for 'bargains' or promote from within, the latter being the preferred option.

London's Top 'Neutral' Venue Is The LS

Who'd have 'thunk' it, the much maligned London Stadium may well become the visual template for behind closed door matches being played to complete the 2019-2020 Barclays Premier League season, with a requisite for venues to be away from densely populated areas but with ample provision for public access. Brighton – Amex Stadium. Southampton – St Mary's Stadium. Leicester – King Power Stadium. Aston Villa – Villa Park. Manchester United – Old Trafford.

LS Tenancy Could Save Irons

The long term financial implications for the Barclays Premier League due to the Covid-19 pandemic are almost impossible to assess, because as yet no one knows when or even if an innoculation against this dreadful disease will be available, without which there will be NO supporters at football matches for some considerable time, many months, possibly years!

Rice's Parting Gift Can Be European Football

There’s been a lot of speculation over the last year or so about Declan Rice moving on to pastures new, and those rumours have gathered pace in the last couple of weeks in the tabloids and on social media. £70m is the fee being touted. Is it enough? And if he does go, where does that leave West Ham and their midfield?

Irons Catastrophic Injuries Likely To Get Worse

Until the season was temporarily curtailed, most Barclays Premier League teams had or previously were afflicted by substantial injury lists, the hustle and bustle and frenetic nature of the 'best football league in the World' means players pick up far more injuries than their European and Continental counterparts.

It Has Been Agreed Top Player Has To Go-But Who?

In the light of the current and future crisis that will impact so heavily on people's lives, The Barclays Premiership clubs are preparing themselves for 'life after doomsday'. No club big or small, whether owned by a sovereign state or a rich Oligarch or who ever, will be immune from the impact and fallout from the Covid-19 Pandemic, some could 'go to the wall' unless they seriously reduce their expenditure, so what news is coming out of West Ham United?

Will Relegation Ruin Irons Or Not?

The contentious issue as to whether the Barclays Premier League should be continued, null and voided or decided on a 'Duckworth Lewis' type sliding scale, looks set to rumble on with Government directives still vague as to when or if it is safe and practical for 'project re-start' to actually happen. Baroness Brady did the Irons no favours by prematurely stating that the season should be declared null and void, and although her opinion was shared by many other club directors, she did put West Ham United on the spot because of the club's self interest in avoiding relegation.

How Many Grounds Will It Take?

As of 11:30 am on the 10th of May, at least 31,587 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the average capacity of Barclays Premier League clubs from the smallest, which is Bournemouth, to the largest which is Old Trafford, is 39,380. Ten grounds hold fewer than the tragic amount of people who have already died, perhaps a salient point for the accountants to bare in mind when they sit down to debate the terms of 'project re-start'.


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