Premier League: Winter break under discussion


#1

Better not be over Christmas!! Make it sometime in January.

Are you for a winter break?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters


#2

have it for January and so the transfer window can be open at the same time


#3

As long as teams are not flying all over the world playing money grabbing friendlies.


#4

Keep it the way it is, love the 4 games over 10 days during the festive period, one of the things that makes the EPL unique.


#5

“A January break has been under discussion, so if it gets agreed it would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.”


#6

Ok if that’s the case I think it will be the death of the League cup, as its the only way I can see the schedule working out if they have a winter break in Jan.


#7

They should do it for the two weekends between the first round of European games.

Gonna be tough squeezing two more games somewhere into the calendar though…


#8

There must be some international friendlies we can scrap.


#9

Well UEFA already did so with their Nations cup nonsense. But FIFA control the international fixture calendar and those dates are going nowhere.


#10

I don’t think we’re obliged to make a fixture though


#11

Well they have to play the nations cup and that’s 3 or maybe 4 of the dates then there’s qualifiers which will be another 3 or 4. Only a couple left for friendlies and anyway, it’s not like if the FA don’t make a fixture that’s actually helpful to PL clubs given that other nations will so most players will play either way.


#12

I don’t see why it would be difficult to implement. Other countries start their seasons later than us and manage a break.


#13

Other countries don’t have an extra domestic cup competition though.


#14

They also don’t give over weekends to their main cup competition the way the FA cup does (in most other leagues anyway).

I personally wouldn’t want them to change the way the FA cup works though. Just looking at the way the supercoppa in Italy works for example 8 serie A teams don’t enter until the ro16…that’s a bit shit.


#15

There’s loads of time to fit the league cup into. A midweek break might possibly affect one leg of the semi finals. Either make the semis one leg or play the final in March rather than February.


#16

Our main problem is we have 2 extra teams in our league but getting a vote for reducing to 18 teams wont happen.


#17

That’s the best solution. The Premier League needs a break after the traditional busy festive football schedule.


#18

The League Cup only has the semifinals in january, tbh. They could easily find another date.


#19

France yes.


#20

You could also make the LC a one leg tie, rather than two.