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At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to explore a proposal to extend the season to 39 games. Those 10 extra games would be played at venues around the world, with cities bidding for the right to stage them.

It is understood the additional fixtures could be determined by a draw but that the top-five teams could be seeded to avoid playing each other.

It is unlikely that any decision will be taken before the Premier League's annual summer meeting in June. Should the proposal get the go-ahead, cities in Asia, Middle East and North America are likely to show a strong interest in hosting the extra games. BBC Sport believes there would be five venues, with two games - on a Saturday and Sunday - taking place at each one.

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Sounds like a stupid idea - they'll be introducing those running, dribbling beat-the keeper-style penalties for all draws (ala North American Soccer League) next. What would be the point of playing on neutral ground, hundreds or thousands of miles away from your supporters? Who will fill the majority of the seats but vaguely uninterested sight-seers?
 

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Don't do it!!! This is a crazy money-driven idea. The Premier League is already broadcast all over the World - there is no need to play games abroad!!!

The NFL can do it because there are only 16 regular season games and every team gets a bye week so they can rest the week after they play in the UK.

Increasing the number of Premier League games when managers already complain about there being too many is daft.

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It is understood the additional fixtures could be determined by a draw but that the top-five teams could be seeded to avoid playing each other.
Wait a minute. So, for example...

38 league games are played and United are ahead of Arsenal on goal difference but wait...there is one game left to be played.

United draw Manchester City and Arsenal draw Derby County. United win 1-0 but Arsenal hammer Derby 6-0 and win the league on goal difference.

That's fair :rolleyes:
 

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Silly idea can never see this taken off, why add more games when there moaning bout it anyway would be better of getting the england squad together for an extra week to help them prepare more together
 

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The latest on this proposal is the month of January would be used. A Week before the game the team flies out, and a week off when they return!!

This means what to the FA Cup? Remember the crap that flew when United were asked, by the FA and gvt, to go to Brazil and get a bye in Rd 3.

This is hoped to start in 2011 ..................
 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7232390.stm

Top clubs consider overseas games

The English Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas, BBC Sport has learned.
At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to explore a proposal to extend the season to 39 games.

Those 10 extra games would be played at venues around the world, with cities bidding for the right to stage them.

It is understood the additional fixtures could be determined by a draw but that the top-five teams could be seeded to avoid playing each other.

It is unlikely that any decision will be taken before the Premier League's annual summer meeting in June.

Should the proposal get the go-ahead, cities in Asia, Middle East and North America are likely to show a strong interest in hosting the extra games.

BBC Sport believes there would be five venues, with two games - on a Saturday and Sunday - taking place at each one.

More to follow.

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Sorry, but i can't help laughing my nuts off.
This is exactly what i, along with thousands of others, have been saying for more than 2 years would happen.

But we were laughed at and told " nah, that will never happen"

Straw that broke the camels back springs to mind on this.


I look forward to seeing what will happen when it comes time for season ticket renewal....

"Dear season ticket holder. Prices are going up 12% this year and by the way, you'll no longer be able to watch all of our games unless you can travel to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Washington D.C."

This quote sums it up....

Mihir Bose: Quote:
Some fans may feel aggrieved, but their concerns will be outweighed by the advantages.


Read that as.......who cares about the fans ? We care more about the money.
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This thread is fast approaching Loony Land !

Nothing has been decided ...

In fact they haven't even started to discuss it yet ...

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At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to explore a proposal
 

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this idea would be pretty gay. Not only would it make the players tired and risk injuries it would also drain resources from clubs (resources which could be used for transfers, etc.) and also could possibly drain the sponsors dry.
 

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this idea would be pretty gay. Not only would it make the players tired and risk injuries it would also drain resources from clubs (resources which could be used for transfers, etc.) and also could possibly drain the sponsors dry.
How will it make them tired ... :confused:

It has been stated in post number 6 they would have a week off before the match - and a week off after ...

Sounds like a nice break for them actually ... :p
 
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If this was to happen it would put me off football in a big way and fc united might be getting a new fan.

This sort of publicity for the Premier League is a shot in the arm for the likes of FC United & non-league football in general. Ticket prices, kick off times, players wages, players behaviour, lack of atmosphere at matches, bad stewarding, merchandising, the corporate 'brand', PLCs - where do you stop. All boils down to one word - MONEY. Lets hope a few disenchanted punters give non-league a try - beer, terraces, reasonabley priced food & entrance fees, banter with oppo fans - good alternative way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

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All this is up to the players themselves anyway ...

The clubs will ask the players what they think ...

Then they will vote accordingly ...

If the players are happy with it - the clubs will be happy with it ....

And it will begin.

Why should we complain if the people involved with this are happy ... ?

It has nothing to do with us really ...

OK they go to New York and play a game ...

So what ...

How will this affect any of us ... ?

What's the big deal ... ?

The players are happy - New York is happy - The FA is happy !

But the fans will moan and moan and moan ...

Any old excuse - just like the 22 minutes it took to boo England ... :rolleyes:
 

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Smaller clubs are, predicably, looking at this in favour, a way of making "easy money". I am still waiting for Fergie and Arsene to speak out. I am aginst it, and always will be. When United went to Brazil, there was fury, now its to become the "norm" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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