Football authorities confirm Premier League winter break from 2019/20 season

  • Football authorities confirm Premier League winter break from 2019/20 season

Football authorities confirm Premier League winter break from 2019/20 season

There, that's the admin done - now time to delve into the odd world of how a footballer can score over a hundred goals in The Greatest League in the World™ and yet never take part in a World Cup game.

The Premier League's elite clubs secured a larger share of TV money on Thursday in a massive victory for the "big six".

The break will be staggered across two weeks, with five matches on the first weekend and five the following weekend.

"Today's announcement proves that football can come together for the good of the game,"Glenn added".

I know it is hard to imagine NUFC getting to the fifth round (never happened in 11 years of Mike Ashley) but you get the point for all fans, both home and away actually, who will be inconvenienced.

The English top flight is looking for its first new boss in nearly two decades after the 58-year-old's shock decision on Thursday.

However, all three divisions of the English Football League (EFL) will remain unchanged, with a full programme of fixtures taking place on each of the weekends where there is a break.

Five matches will be played one weekend with the second batch of five the following weekend.

"The rationale put forward by the EFL is that withdrawing the additional 30 minutes of play would directly address any additional fatigue issues that are occasionally caused when the midweek ties go beyond the traditional 90-minute period", read an EFL statement.

A winter layoff for EFL clubs was "currently impractical even if it was desirable", EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

In January 2018, The FA confirmed that it would more than double The Emirates FA Cup prize fund from the 2018/19 season.

The move follows much discussion around congestion over the Christmas period, and the FA's chief executive Martin Glenn hailed the "significant moment".