Friday, February 15, 2008

Becks calls for consultation

David Beckham insists the Premier League must consult supporters and players before moving forward with plans to play matches overseas.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has proposed to extend the season to 39 games from 2010/11 by introducing an 'international round' of fixtures.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has vowed to block the proposal, which would see each top flight club play one additional overseas fixture, and Beckham is now calling for caution.

The 20 Premier League clubs have voted in favour of the plans, but former Manchester United midfielder Beckham, who is now at Los Angeles Galaxy, has called for consultation with players and fans.

"They have got to be careful because there are so many games, so much football, in the Premier League already," said Beckham.

"It has got to be looked at long and hard, and many people have to be asked for their opinions, like the players and fans.

"It would be nice for the fans to be asked what their ideas and thoughts are because they are the people that make that league and they are the ones it is going to affect.

"Ask the fans, ask the players and go from there."

Source: Sky Sports

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At 7:01 pm, Blogger Paulsworld said...

This so-called "Gam£39" is nothing more than Premier League greed or should that be - GR££D!! It's not fair on the fans - who have the expense of having to travel abroad, it's not fair on the teams themselves - one extra game to play but who get to play Manchester United or the other top teams and who gets Derby County? Not very fair in a relegation fight!

The world is also expected to bid for the privilege!! Thank goodness for Sep Blatter and others who have criticised and dismissed this plan.

What the hell is football coming too?


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