Coronavirus: Roy Hodgson Wary Of “Artificial” End To Premier League Season


Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson has warned towards “artificial means” of deciding the Premier League. In a press release to the London membership’s supporters, which noticed the previous England boss thank well being employees and all these making an attempt to fight the coronavirus, the veteran former England supervisor insisted there was widespread assist for enjoying the 2019/20 season out to a end.   

“Everyone is in total agreement we need an end to this season,” wrote Hodgson.

“We don’t want artificial means of deciding who wins the league, who gets into the Champions League, who gets relegated and promoted.”

His letter got here after UEFA, European soccer’s governing physique, warned a failure to finish home leagues might see golf equipment excluded from continental competitions subsequent season. 

Hodgson mentioned gamers who, in frequent with the remainder of the British inhabitants, are at present in lockdown would ideally like three to 4 weeks’ preparation earlier than taking part in a match once more.

But the 72-year-old added: “I accept there may have to be a squeeze on that time-frame.”

The Premier League has been suspended till April 30 on the earliest, with additional delays trying possible.

League leaders Liverpool, one in all Hodgson’s former golf equipment, are an enormous 25 factors forward of second-placed Manchester City, with 9 video games to play and wish simply two extra wins to make certain of their first English championship in 30 years.

Palace are at present safely in mid-table, with the Eagles 12 factors away from the relegation zone.




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