The 2020-21 season on the Premier League will start on Saturday 12 September and run through 23 May 2021.
The decision was made at the Premier League shareholders meeting on Friday; however, the fixture list is not yet available. Consultations with the Football Association and the Football League are ongoing to arrange the schedule for FA Cup and League Cup ties.
The Transfer Window, which opens in just 3 days, will remain open for more than two months, closing on 5 October, more than 3 weeks after the season starts.
The 2020-21 season will be 4 weeks shorter than normal and will need to be finished ahead of the European Championships, which were postponed until next summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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1 Posted 24/07/2020 at 17:56:26
2 Posted 24/07/2020 at 19:10:55
Carlo will move mountains in the Summer.
3 Posted 25/07/2020 at 00:02:25
4 Posted 25/07/2020 at 00:45:31
It would get a lot of coverage to promote us and our new star-studded line-up.
I think pre-season at home, why can't we play a North West tournament: Liverpool, Manchester and surrounding area?
I know European football commitments may exclude Man Utd and Man City but it keeps costs down and minimises the virus transmission area.
5 Posted 25/07/2020 at 01:58:53
Will the players get any time off and then have to get up to speed yet again? Hopefully most of ours will just keep things nicely ticking over.
There won't be too many pre-season games and definitely no tours so I'm worried that the players will get a bit bored by the end of August.
6 Posted 25/07/2020 at 02:26:36
I can't see many teams going abroad whilst Covid-19 is around and it will cost a fortune to establish a bubble.
7 Posted 25/07/2020 at 02:30:53
Not sure if you remember and it inspired you but the last time Leeds were promoted after a 15 year or so absence, their opening game was away at Everton. Bastards won 3-2 with Nevin and Ebbrell scoring for us.
I remember it only too well as I couldn't understand all the hype about Leeds being a “big clubâ€ as they'd never been in the top flight in my living memory. They won the league the next year. Bastards. I hope we don't have a DÃ©jÃ Vu moment.
8 Posted 25/07/2020 at 03:55:16
9 Posted 25/07/2020 at 09:05:24
I've paid at the top rate for my ticket for next season. I had been told that when you turn 65 (in February 2021 in my case) you let the club know and they reimburse you on a pro-rata basis so that effectively you are paying the “over 64â€ rate for the remainder of the season. At least one mate tells me he did this a couple of years ago.
However, a different pal asked the question when he renewed his season ticket this week over the phone, and was told there is simply a cut-off date (August 1st I think) â€“ if you are 65 by then, you qualify for the discount for the whole forthcoming season; if not, you have to wait until the following season.
Anyone know which is correct? Just academic interest, of course!
10 Posted 25/07/2020 at 11:27:56
The proximity of the Bramley-Moore Dock project will almost certainly restrict this summer's transfer pit although it may be boosted by the sale of 'written off' players. Experience to date indicates this latter aspect is likely to be as much about saving wages as recovering transfer fees.
I must confess to not doing an accurate audit of dealings in the Moshiri era although the massive growth in contracted players indicates it's easier to 'sign 'em' than 'get rid'. Thus, we can expect a more serious scrutiny of potential signings than has occured 'since days of Moyes!
So, whomsoever has the final say (I expect it to be Boys Pen Bill), we can expect new names to be few!
11 Posted 25/07/2020 at 11:31:21
Your first mate is mistaken. Such a system would be an administrative nightmare!
However, just check with the Box Office in case things have changed.
12 Posted 25/07/2020 at 12:06:22
13 Posted 25/07/2020 at 12:49:28
14 Posted 26/07/2020 at 00:15:48
It was also the day when Southall came out early at half time to sit against the post.
15 Posted 26/07/2020 at 09:45:50
16 Posted 26/07/2020 at 09:52:26
Derek #12. If Blue Bill is still our negotiator we are in for a hard time. Picture the scene â€“ Marcel â€“ "Jones and Jessie are demanding 𧺬,000 a week each". Blue Bill â€“ "Have no fear â€“ I'll cut them down to half that just like I did for Sigurdsson. They don't call me the negotiator for nothing. Any progress on getting our John back from Citeh in exchange for Richarlison?"
17 Posted 26/07/2020 at 10:26:53
18 Posted 27/07/2020 at 16:03:15
19 Posted 28/07/2020 at 11:35:16
Anyway at least one government advisor is urging caution on this one;
21 Posted 29/07/2020 at 09:24:42
Web site down. Drove 20 miles to Goodison â€“ no help there. Eventually got through telephonically & renewed.
There was a guy outside Goodison with me holding cash for four tickets â€“ hope you got it sorted, Paul.
What a mess â€“ typical Everton, I'm afraid!!
22 Posted 30/07/2020 at 14:29:44
So just imagine how they'll handle safe social distancing when the gates at Goodison reopen. A nightmare.
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