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Best Case Scenario for the Premier League’s Return is Now June 13th


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There’s new information to share regarding a projected return of Liverpool and Premier League football but, as always, remember that this particular hunk of ice is always moving and the future of sport and even NASCAR is unpredictable.

So here's the deal, UEFA has decided that August will be set aside for completing the remaining Champions League and Europa League matches. The Premier League is now faced with the issue of finishing its competition by July 31st.

The best case scenario for the reinstatement of football begins with league club’s beginning team training mid-May. This would allow for a four week pre-season of sorts before the big events kick-off on June 13th and 14th.

From the middle of June until the end of July there are seven weeks to cram in the last nine or ten matches each team has left to play. It could be done. But again this is best case scenario stuff.

If resumed, matches would be played without spectators. Players and staff and anyone who enters the arena would be tested for coronavirus. And it’s likely that teams could compete exclusively in one or two stadiums in London to reduce travel and exposure throughout the country.

Is it a pipe dream? It remains to be seen. The NHS will have to approve any restart of sports in England and there’s no way to accurately predict where we’ll be a month from now.

The worst case scenario for a return to action is thought to be sometime in October. But don’t think about that. You know what? Forget I wrote that.

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