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  • China mooted as destination to finish Premier League season

    The Score "Premier League clubs, growing increasingly desperate as they continue to explore all options in order to complete the current season, have floated the possibility of shifting the entire operation abroad, according to The Athletic's Adam Crafton and David Ornstein. Ahead of a..." April 02

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma learning English ahead of Premier League move

    Pro Soccer Talk "Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Premier League? Marca cites reports out of Italy that Donnarumma is learning English ahead of a transfer that would cost between $21 million and $27 million. Donnarumma has already made 190 appearances for AC Milan despite his relatively..." March 19

  • Possible dates for Premier League season to end revealed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Possible dates to end the domestic league seasons in Europe, including the Premier League, have been revealed following UEFA’s videoconference meeting on Thursday, as they discussed their options to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. UEFA postponed EURO 2020 and agreed to..." March 17

  • England cancels friendlies following postponement of Euro 2020

    The Score " England's June friendlies against Austria and Romania have been called off after Euro 2020 was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus. Gareth Southgate's side were due to face Austria in Vienna on June 2 before playing Romania at Villa Park on June 7. But..." March 17

  • Wayne Rooney rips Premier League's coronavirus response, says players were 'guinea pigs'

    CBS Sports "Wayne Rooney ripped the Premier League's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a column that ran Sunday in British newspaper The Times. The Premier League ultimately decided to suspend its season after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum..." March 16

  • Premier League to hold emergency meeting Thursday over season's future

    ESPN "The Premier League will hold a meeting with clubs on Thursday to discuss the fate of the season, an FA spokesperson told ESPN. The league was suspended until April 3 at the earliest on Friday after an emergency meeting. Officials were forced to act..." March 14

  • Sorry Liverpool but Premier League has to be declared null and void if players can’t play again

    The Sun "NO escaping the fact now, football in England is entering its most devastating period in 75 years. The news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (which came in a phone call to me from the Arsenal CEO late Thursday) and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus..." March 14

  • Premier League clubs may refuse to resume season when coronavirus crisis calms

    Daily Mail "Premier League clubs may refuse to play when the season is due to resume next month because of widespread concerns about their players' fitness and the integrity of the competition.  All of English professional football was shut down until April 3 on Friday following..." March 14

  • Tottenham plot transfer move for Watford keeper Ben Foster

    The Sun "TOTTENHAM are plotting a shock summer move for Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster with Jose Mourinho desperate for some competition for Hugo Lloris. The former England goalkeeper, 36, is out of contract at Watford in the summer and is already eligible to speak to foreign clubs..." March 02

  • New Premier League schedule for April announced

    Pro Soccer Talk "The new Premier League schedule for April has been announced and there are plenty of changes to times and days. This is always a huge month in the Premier League season, especially with the title about to be wrapped up, the top four battle set to go down to the wire and the..." February 21

  • Premier League reveal plans for a Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

    talk sport "The league’s new CEO, Richard Masters, has revealed they are actively working on plans to launch a Netflix-style digital streaming channel, selling live games direct to fans. Trials of a new ‘Over The Top’ (OTT) service that cuts out traditional broadcasters could..." February 09

  • England's top clubs promise league-wide bans for abusive fan behavior

    The Score "Premier League clubs have agreed to extend bans imposed on supporters for abusive behaviour to every stadium in the top-flight. There have been several incidents of Premier League stars being subjected to racist abuse from the stands this season. The Professional..." February 06

  • Soccer reacts to Kobe Bryant, daughter deaths

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia, Bryant was a five-time..." January 27

  • Jose Mourinho in favor of PL’s winter break, but says timing all wrong

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jose Mourinho seems to be quite happy that the Premier League will implement its first-ever winter break next month, allowing players a bit of rest and recovery time during a marathon campaign, but says its timing makes the break almost worthless for clubs competing in European..." January 24

  • Report: Premier League refs told to use pitchside monitors for red cards

    The Score "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has instructed Premier League referees to start employing pitchside monitors when making potential red card decisions, according to BBC Sport's Simon Stone. Match officials in England's top flight have been criticized..." January 17

  • PFA under investigation over serious concerns about how charity is run

    The Score "The Professional Footballers' Association, the trade union for players in England and Wales, is facing a statutory inquiry into serious concerns about how the charity is run. The UK government's Charity Commission describes the inquiry as the "most serious..." January 14

  • Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp are right: Premier League's holiday fixture congestion is a big problem

    Yahoo! Sports "Every Premier League team knows exactly what it will be dealing with when the fixtures for the new season are released at the start of every summer. There’s no great mystery about it. The schedule packs in three games per team between Christmas and New Year’s Day, an onslaught of..." December 31

  • Premier League coaching hot seat

    CBS Sports "It's December, and six managers have already been sacked this Premier League season. At the halfway point of the 2019-20 campaign, five teams have made changes with Watford already firing two managers in Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores. The latest to get canned was West Ham's..." December 30

  • Report: Watford reject Lyon's approach for Etienne Capoue

    HITC Sport "The Frenchman midfielder has been an integral part of the Hornets' midfield since joining them from Tottenham back in the summer of 2015. Capoue has played 154 times for Watford so far in all competitions and has almost always been reliable for them in the heart of their..." December 28

  • Manchester United closing in on top-4 spot after beating Newcastle

    The Score "Anthony Martial's double and a Mason Greenwood rocket fired Manchester United to a 4-1 win against Newcastle that lifted the mood at Old Trafford after their recent struggles. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side slumped to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at lowly Watford last weekend to..." December 26

  • Best Christmas messages from Premier League

    NBC Sports "Merry Christmas to everyone! Premier League stars and clubs have been sending out holiday wishes on Christmas Day, and there have been some absolute beauties. From Kevin De Bruyne winning the holiday season with his recreation of Kevin McAllister from Home Alone,..." December 25

  • The perfect Christmas gift for every Premier League club

    The Score "The holidays are here, and with the Premier League swiftly approaching the midway point, here's a look at the perfect gift for each of the 20 sides. Aston Villa Better away form: Dean Smith's charges have the fewest away points (4) despite bagging a dozen goals..." December 25

  • Red Devils hit new low by losing to Premier League's last-place team

    CBS Sports "After Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to start the season, the perception was that the Red Devils were quite good. That turned out to be false. After just beating Manchester City and Tottenham, the perception was that this team had turned the corner, and of course that wasn't true..." December 23

  • Watford's players want club chiefs to appoint a homegrown boss to replace sacked Quique Sanchez Flores

    Daily Mail "Watford's players want club chiefs to end their recent recruitment policy and appoint a homegrown boss to replace the sacked Quique Sanchez Flores. The 54-year-old, who only returned to replace Javi Gracia in September, was dismissed on Sunday following defeat..." December 02

  • Premier League referees' chief concedes VAR must improve

    The Score "Mike Riley, managing director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), conceded Thursday that the VAR system in the Premier League needs to improve. During a shareholders' meeting on Thursday, Riley addressed concerns from Premier League clubs about the..." November 14

  • Leicester and Watford among clubs keeping tabs on David Alaba's cousin Ronald Sobowale

    Daily Mail "Leicester City and Watford are among the clubs tracking Ronald Sobowale - the cousin of Bayern Munich star David Alaba. Striker Sobowale, who has been in prolific form for non-League club Whyteleafe this season, is currently on trial with Championship club..." October 30

  • Reports in Brazil claim Watford have rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro until next summer

    Watford Observer "Watford have reportedly rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro in Brazil until mid-2020. The player has been the subject of booing from home supporters in recent weeks, after an eight game spell without a win and a public appearance at a music festival two days before a..." October 18