Rapid Hammer

has been moved to new address


Sorry for inconvenience...

RAPIDHAMMER: Schaut nicht gut aus für die Premier League Extra-Runde

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Schaut nicht gut aus für die Premier League Extra-Runde

Premier League climbdown
According to Paul Kelso, Guardian, the Premier League was forced into a major climbdown over its plans for an international round of fixtures last night, cancelling a scheduled meeting with the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, at 36 hours' notice and effectively killing off the prospects of Game 39 proceeding in its current form. The league cancelled plans to meet Blatter today after intense negotiations between the chief executive Richard Scudamore and the Fifa general secretary, Jérôme Valcke, aimed at preventing the league being humiliated in Zurich.
A Premier League statement said:
"It is our considered view that we need to conduct further internal studies and consultation before seeking the advice of Fifa and the key confederations."
The English Football Association FA has already distanced itself from the Premier League's proposal of "Game 39" in order to preserve England's chances of hosting the 2018 World Cup. The FA's chairman, Lord Triesman, said there was a consensus in the game that in its current form Game 39 would not work.
Is there anybody who didn't know that before?

No comments: