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      Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight

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      Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      May 30, 2018 11:03:06 am
      Premier League winter break set to be confirmed in next fortnight

      The Football Association is expected to confirm details of a Premier League winter break, starting in the 2019-2020 season, in the next fortnight, Sky Sports News understands.

      The news comes after FA chief executive Martin Glenn confirmed to FA councillors for the first time that a two-week break was to be implemented.

      The agreement with the Premier League, which is likely to be signed off next week, will mark the end of more than a decade of debate over giving top players recuperation time after the busy Christmas schedule.

      In return for the boost to the national team, the FA has agreed to stage the fifth round of the FA Cup in midweek.

      Glenn told councillors: "We're working closer and more collaboratively with the professional game than at any time in recent years.

      "Very soon this will pay dividends with the creation of a mid-season break, which is a much-needed improvement for our clubs and England teams."

      The break for Premier League teams will be staggered over two weekends, with 10 teams playing one weekend and the other 10 the next weekend, allowing every club a two-week break from competition.

      Sky Sports News understands that while no formal regulations will be put in place, clubs have agreed not to use the break as an opportunity for money-making tours abroad.

      Teams will, however, be allowed to travel abroad for warm weather training.

      http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11389671/premier-league-winter-break-set-to-be-confirmed-in-next-fortnight
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #1: May 30, 2018 11:38:10 am
      How’s it a boost to the national team, the international tournaments are every 2 years for a start. Not forgetting that by having the winter break, leagues finish 1-2 weeks later than the Premier League, therefore closer to, and less time to prepare for the international tournaments.
      Just another excuse and way to pretend the national team is better than what it actually is.
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #2: May 30, 2018 03:40:34 pm
      Winter break? As if.

      Just get rid of the dire League Cup and bump a couple of league matches into those vacant fixture slots.
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #3: May 30, 2018 08:01:33 pm
      Winter break? As if.

      Just get rid of the dire League Cup and bump a couple of league matches into those vacant fixture slots.
      Total waste of time for clubs in top 6, just a backdoor to Europe.
      The could just add an extra Europe spot to the 7th placed PL team instead.
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #4: Sep 14, 2018 07:41:50 pm
      It's not really a break, it's a cosmetic exercise.

      If you're out of the cup by February, and a lot of teams are, you would have a week's break as it is. This is no different. You're still playing 3 weeks in the month.
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #5: Sep 14, 2018 09:19:37 pm
      Absolute pile of w*nk
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      Re: Winter Break To Be Confirmed In Next Fortnight
      Reply #6: Sep 14, 2018 09:41:09 pm
      Should have just gotten rid of international friendlies and the carling cup tbh.

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