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National press reporting June date for Premier League ‘Project Restart’

The national press has been reporting this week that the Premier League is hoping to return to action on June 8 behind closed doors.

England’s top-flight has been suspended since the middle of March as the United Kingdom’s coronavirus (COVID-19) situation worsened.

However, plans to complete the 2019/20 season, labelled ‘Project Restart’, have reportedly been stepped up in the last few days.

The BBC reported earlier this week that the league is “hopeful” of achieving a restart by June 8, to fit in with UEFA’s European competition plans.

This would involve the Premier League season coming to a conclusion in July.

It is reported that, in order for the league to hit their target of a June 8 restart, first-teams will have to be back in full training by May 18.

As things stand, a number of Premier League clubs have managed to get some players into training in the last few days, although they are still social distancing within that.

Therefore, it must be said that the progress of ‘Project Restart’ does rely on a few factors, especially the deadline for getting clubs back into full training.

Premier League club executives are set to link-up for important video conference calls in the coming weeks and they will need to come to a consensus before the restart can be booked into the diary with more than just a pencil.

Furthermore, whether or not the top-flight can resume may well depend on what the British government have to say about the state of lockdown in the country.

However, it was reported that Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had already been in contact with clubs to discuss a restart “as soon as possible”.

“I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community. But, of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance.” – Oliver Dowden, speaking at a parliamentary questions session for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

As ever, it will be a case of ‘wait and see’ over whether or not ‘Project Restart’ will come to fruition in the form it has been reported by the press this week.

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  1. Nomar
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Yay, Foster cleanie!

    1. Legomané
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yey, Masina cleanie...oh wait 🙁

  2. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    PRO PUNDIT PUMPKINHEAD

    How can you have no relegation but give a team that hasn't officially won anything mathematically the league. Never happen.

    Pool fans are just going to have to wait another 30 years

    ^Maybe you're trolling pal but by the very same logic how can you guarantee PL status next season for the likes of Manchester United, Spurs etc. when they aren't mathematically safe either?

    Liverpool need to lose 4 games and City win remaining 10 for City to win the title. For context, Liverpool have lost 0 games at home in 3 seasons, and only 2 in the last 2.

    Common sense may prevail in the end, as it has done in the Belgian, French etc leagues 🙂

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Sorry for capitals, copy and pasted name and comment from previous page. No anger intended etc

    2. Ógie
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      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I always found the Dutch to have a lot more common sense than the French or Belgians Berbs. 😉

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Haha to be fair, two teams were level on points.

        Liverpool are 25pts clear with 9 to go.

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      Obviously im posting the last bit for some banter. I honestly don't mind if pool win the league. Genuinly don't mind them and can certainly think of worse teams who play in red. 2 more actually 😉

      I agree with you but i am also deadly against the PPG . That is the worse one i have heard out of all of them bar leave it as the table stands. There is no fair way imo but i think the dutch league have probably cracked it. Like Ogie mentioned. It is just extra harsh on liverpool the way they have dominated. If i was a pool fan i would be raging and yes i would be in the pro carry on camp for sure.

      To be honest if you do lose this season i think its only another season you need to wait as i can't see any team rivalling you any time soon

  3. Nomar
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    2 months, 2 days ago

    Jota’s turn to disappoint next, then.

    Jimi to haul, obviously.

  4. BNMC
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Frustrating GW so far

    1. TorresMagic™
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      At least I dodged Jimmy. Also dodged Traore for Lamela.

      1. BNMC
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I have Lamela too, hoping he turns out good for the both of us

        1. Hazz
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          2 months, 2 days ago

          He did it! Luckily I didn't go for Moura in the end 😉

        2. Nomar
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Done well for you.

    2. Nomar
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      The usual suspects doing naff all.

      If only Traore was this consistent in real life....

  5. Jordan.
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    2 months, 2 days ago

    25 from 8 ,rubbish g/w

  6. Nomar
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Get in, Son!!!

  7. TorresMagic™
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    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Alli + Lamela 😎

    1. Ógie
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      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nice move

  8. BNMC
    2 months, 2 days ago

    OMG Lamela

    1. Mullered in Maenam
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      A nice three bonus points too.

  9. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    vfpl says 71' In: Barnes , out: Wood and WESTWOOD[ BARNES @71’] ???

    nice game greets

    1. Ragabolly
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nice catch, it doesn't affect anything other than the visual glitch. The correct sub is Wood to Barnes

    2. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      okey thanx for the nice game
      greets

      1. Ragabolly
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        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thank you! To out the sub in the lineup menu, the page searches for the name (Wood) and replaces it, so it found wood in westwood first lol

        1. Ragabolly
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          put*

    3. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      no problem 🙂

  10. Nomar
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Captain Rashford coming up.

    Probably be benched now....

  11. denial
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    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Nice to see Lamela living up to his potential virtually.

  12. BNMC
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pogba 3 assists... interesting.
    Meh, I'll take the one goal from Rashford.

    1. Nomar
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This

  13. TorresMagic™
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    2 months, 2 days ago

    United go crazy.

  14. BNMC
    2 months, 2 days ago

    That was a huge win for Arsenal

  15. Jordan.
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    33 all out *stomps off*

  16. Nomar
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pepe trolling VFL.

  17. TorresMagic™
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    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Holgate doesn't play, boo.

  18. BNMC
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Over to you, Tom Heaton.

    1. Ronnies
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      Are u ranked 2nd ?

      1. TorresMagic™
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        2 months, 2 days ago

        3rd

      2. BNMC
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Actually 119th at the moment, really pleased with that though. Just aiming as high as I can.

  19. TorresMagic™
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    2 months, 2 days ago

    222 meh

  20. Hazz
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    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Darn, benched Targett over Ward.

    Finally a minor green arrow, at least.

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ended with a green of exactly 9 places... marginal gains.

  21. Nomar
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    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Well, that was bad. Really awful.

    Roll on Saturday.

  22. Ronnies
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    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    59 all out, just enough to keep me at 1...

    1. Ragabolly
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      Well done sir!

  23. Lachkov
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    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I know my questions about vfpl have been asked before, but just briefly:

    1. Are we getting any blanks and DGW later on in the season?
    2. Are we getting a second WC for the 2nd part of the season?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      1. no
      2. yes, 20-38

  24. Gentle_Turks
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    RAGABOLLY
    Kane substituted on 64'???? lol.

    1. Ragabolly
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      cramp

  25. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    if i make the transfers, can i activate the wc after?

    vfpl

    1. TorresMagic™
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      with another transfer

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      ergo i wont lose points

      1. TorresMagic™
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        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same as FPL

    3. Legomané
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      You make your transfers on transfer page and activate your WC on My team page.

  26. Firminoooo
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    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Please help. I dont know what to do anymore with my team. Why is Kiko Femenia in my team, did Watford have a DGW or something.

    2FT 2itb
    Pope Button
    Doherty Boly TAA Soy Kiko
    Fernandez KDB Salah Grealish Cantwell
    DCL Vardy Jimenez

    1. TorresMagic™
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      2 months, 2 days ago

      BGW31.

      1. Firminoooo
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        2 months, 2 days ago

        Its all coming back to me now. What a nightmare.