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Is it too soon to resume Premier League football?

Premier League football has returned this week for the first time since lockdown began.

The remaining 92 fixtures of the season will be played behind closed doors.

All will be broadcast, including four matches on the BBC.

Though stringent measures have been put in place to help protect players and staff, and will be tested regularly, critics have pointed out that it’s nearly impossible to maintain social distancing during gameplay, and since testing began, several players and staff have tested positive.

And without the fans there to provide atmosphere, football can’t truly be said to be back in all its glory.

Others have hailed the return of football as a welcome distraction – it’s a move that signals there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

What do you think? Is it too soon to resume football when fans can’t be in the stadium, or is this form of entertainment a welcome boost?

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Is it too soon to resume Premier League football?

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HappyHippie
22nd Jun 2020
2
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i get fed up with sport on tv, they take programs off to put football or racing on, its time it had its own channel... so yes its too soon to put it on.. 2050 would be too soon for me
Supersabre
22nd Jun 2020
1
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Well said, could not agree more. Its this arrogant attitude that you are going to have it wether you want it or not.
PeterM19
22nd Jun 2020
3
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It should only be shown on a dedicated channel, not inflicted on those of us who don’t follow it, especially if we have to pay a licence fee to watch TV!
KathleenH58
22nd Jun 2020
1
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It is a welcoe boost, there is a need to finish the Season and there is no reason it cannot be done without Fans in the Ground as long as it is on TV
viking
20th Jun 2020
2
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You are so right.The Leagues are now desperate for money having lost all the gate money for so long. To keep some of the overpaid " "players" in a style to which they have been accustomed, the TV companies have come to the rescue with some whopping sums to give the fans a thrill.
SueC62
20th Jun 2020
0
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From a health point of view, I'm assuming all those involved pitch side have been isolating for at least 14 days and have since been tested?

I know the decision is purely economic but I'm not sure how or who it will benefit. Presumably it's to do with TV advert placement.
sparrer
19th Jun 2020
5
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Always too soon to have football!
Lionel
19th Jun 2020
5
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Like Jeffsoo it will always be too soon for me. I'm just not a fan of any sports; prefer being about and doing things rather than watching something.
Supersabre
19th Jun 2020
3
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Could not agree more. It certainly will not be on in this house.
parsnip54
19th Jun 2020
5
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As much as I enjoy a good game to watch I cannot understand the necessity to complete the football program for this season. I still can’t visit my own grandchildren or father in there own homes yet nearly 30 none family members can run around a football pitch with no social distancing on or off the pitch. Surely this is a case of money talking again. Is it really worth the risk?
jeffsoo
19th Jun 2020
4
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It would always be too soon for me
Munsterlander
18th Jun 2020
1
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It is not soon enough-I love my footie.
Wilf
18th Jun 2020
1
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Perfect time and very enjoyable with a pint of Guinness and a packet of crisps and some footie

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