Premier League Games Could Be Less Than 90 Minutes When Football Returns
PFA chief Gordon Taylor has claimed that Premier League matches could be less than 45 minutes per half when football returns.
The 75-year-old, who also claimed that no matches will be played until mid-June at the earliest, raised the possibility of games being shorter in an interview on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday morning.
As well as the above, Taylor spoke about teams potentially being able to make more than five substitutions.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor tells Garry Richardson on @BBCr4today just now that one idea being proposed for Project Restart is "games possibly not being the full 45 minutes each way"...!
And no matches until mid-June earliest pic.twitter.com/PqMrPYO6g6
- Dan Roan (@danroan) May 5, 2020
In the interview, Taylor opened up about talks of using neutral stadiums. "There's lots of things being put forward," he said. "Try and wait and see what the proposals are."
Last week, it was reported that Premier League clubs have agreed to play at neutral grounds to complete the 2019/20 season once the government approves the plans by football authorities.
Clubs met on a video call on Friday and agreed to use 'eight to ten neutral stadiums' to finish the current campaign which has been heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis.
They confirmed their target of starting training from May 18 with the first set of Premier League fixtures scheduled for June 12.
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Gordon Taylor has just raised the possibility of Premier League matches being less than 90 minutes when football returns on @BBCr4today. Bizarre.
- Oliver Todd (@oliver_todd) May 5, 2020
Many proposals have been reported in recent weeks, including claims that the Premier League have received an offer to finish the season in Perth, Australia.
The Sun reported that agent Gary Williams is backed by an Australian senator and is leading the charge for the season to finish overseas.
The Australian Institute of Sport have stated that sport must return 'in a spectator-free environment, with the end of May being mooted as a return.
Am unnamed club official told The Sun: "We go on world tours in pre-season. This is no different. And the climate in Australia is ideal just now."
The Premier League could be finishing abroad. :flag_au: https://t.co/vkO9Xh95dy
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 3, 2020
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