CONFIRMED: Premier League to restart on the 17th June

CONFIRMED: Premier League to restart on the 17th June

After 3 months of English football being shut down, It has been confirmed that Premier League action can restart on June 17th. The two fixtures that will restart the action will be:

  • Aston Villa vs Sheffield United
  • Manchester City vs Arsenal

These two fixtures were originally postponed due to the EFL Cup final and Manchester City vs Arsenal was due to be live on Sky Sports before the pandemic lockdown.

COVID-19 impact on football:
  • March 5 - Pre-match handshakes banned in the Premier League.
  • March 11 - Man City v Arsenal is first Premier League game suspended; Liverpool v Atletico Madrid the last top level game played in England.
  • March 12 - Man Utd, Wolves play away Europa League ties behind closed doors, Rangers host Bayer Leverkusen in front of fans.
  • March 13 - Football suspended following an emergency meeting between PL, FA, EFL and WSL
  • April 15 - SPFL clubs approve plan to end the Scottish Championship, League One and league Two seasons.
  • May 15 - League Two clubs vote to end the season with immediate effect.
  • May 17 - Premier League players and staff tested for COVID-19.
  • May 18 - Scottish Premiership curtailed, with points per game determining league positions and Celtic named champions.
  • May 19 - Premier League clubs return to socially distanced group training.
  • May 25 - Women's Super League cancelled, with title and relegation to be determined.
  • May 27 - Premier League clubs vote to resume contact training.

More Information to follow!!!!

Royal Ascot is set to be given the go ahead behind closed doors

Royal Ascot is set to be given the go ahead behind closed doors.

Royal Ascot is set to be the first high profile British sporting event to be given the go ahead this summer, but with one major draw back the event will have to take place behind closed doors. This decision came after the British Horseracing Authority confirmed its timetable for the rest of the season, this will include most, if not all, of its major races with the first four classics of the season included.

The Queen will not be present at Royal Ascot this year, this will be the first time in her 68 year reign that she will not be attending. The five day event will see no Royal procession, morning suits or any millinery.

Some of the season's most valuable and competitive handicaps are run at the royal meeting, these handicaps include the Royal Hunt Cup and the Wokingham Handicap. At a normal Royal meeting the betting sector would be expected to make between £1m and £2m calculated over all five days of the event.

In the provisional schedule and the return of top flight racing, the 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas has a run date of the 6th and 7th of June, this is within a week of the anticipated Royal Ascot return, this is all subject to the government approval on June 1st.

Bundesliga given go ahead to start the season later this month

Bundesliga given go ahead to start the season later this month

Top flight german football has been given the go ahead to start again later this month. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the Bundesliga will not have to quarantine players for 14 days because of the regular testing capacity of the clubs.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are currently four points clear at the top of the table but with 9 games to go second place Borussia Dortmund are close on their tail. German top flight league will become the first of any european football to resume since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. With two of Germany's neighbouring countries cancelling all football for the rest of the season both are looking at not starting football until September.

The Bundesliga’s General Assembly will be held this Thursday in Frankfurt to discuss health and safety also to ensure that the league can start as safe and virus free as possible.

Mike Tyson to step back into the ring after 15 years

Mike Tyson to step back into the ring after 15 years

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is to make a boxing come back for an exhibition fight at a charity event. Tyson has put a video up on Instagram and Facebook of his training proving that the 53 year old boxer still packs a punch.

Mike Tyson last stepped into the ring in 2005 with a fight against Kevin Mcbride, this was his last professional fight which he came to lose. Tyson released a clip that gave fans a glimpse into his efforts to try and get back into shape ahead of his charity fight.

Recently, Tyson expressed that “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff”. Fans are excited to see this American boxing legend step foot back into the ring.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be “scrapped” in 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be “scrapped” in 2021

Games chief Yoshiro Mori has said that the games will be scrapped in 2021 if it is to be postponed to 2022. Tokyo 2020 is now scheduled for 23rd July to 8th August 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic that is currently ripping through the world.

Experts have expressed their concerns on whether the games will be able to go ahead next summer, if there is no vaccine for COVID-19, with over 50 countries all coming together to compete the rise of infection increases and so does the risk of spectators becoming infected.

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Bundesliga set to return on May 9th

Bundesliga set to return on May 9th

Football of over the world is at a halt, with all major leagues and competitions being suspended, many leagues are becoming eager to start the action again, one of the front runners that are pushing to get their league started is Bundesliga, they want to get the action started but many think it is coming from a financial standpoint other than taking into consideration players and background staffs health.

Germany has been the front runners in leading the approach against the current pandemic, this has encouraged the German Football League (DFL) to ask the question when can we start the Bundesliga again? The DFL had a meeting with the Bundesliga and the second division and have come to the conclusion that they want to try and restart the season next month.

The DFL chief executive Christian Seifert on Thursday spoke about the current situation and has said “If we start on 9 May, we are ready. If it is later, we will be ready again”. This has made people ask questions on how the German league will be starting.

Successor to take over from Phil Neville

Successor to take over from Phil Neville

In 2018 Phil Neville being appointed England womens came as something of a surprise for most, but led the Lionesses to win the SheBelieves cup and to a fourth place finish in the Women's World Cup in 2019. With all competitions being rearranged, the Olympics being pushed back to 2021, the euros in 2022 and the women's World Cup in 2023 all events need to be headed up by an experienced coach that can bring them to victory in all competitions.

Nick Cushing
Jill Ellis
Laura Harvey
Emma Hayes
Joe Montemurro
Silvia Neid
Bev Priestman
Casey Stoney

Each candidate brings their own personal set of skills to the table, each making them the perfect candidate for the role of Head Coach / Manager. Neville will be on the board choosing his successor, which will be chosen before 2022 as Neville will stay as head coach until his contract ends in 2021.

Phil Neville to step down as England women’s head coach

Phil Neville to step down as England women’s head coach

Neville to stand down as England women's head coach by next summer, his future is set to be announced when the dates for the Women's European Championships are decided, instead of the championships taking place in 2021 they will be taking place in 2022 but the schedule is yet to be decided by UEFA. Neville is set to stay on as England women's head coach until the end of his contract, which is set to expire summer 2021, unless a successor is chosen beforehand. The FA are set to assign a coach before the delayed European championships in 2022 and the women's World Cup in 2023, Neville is set to be a part of the team appointing a potential coaching candidate.

Nevliie was appointed the Lionesses head coach back in January 2018, he led the side to the She BelievesCup title in 2019 and a fourth place finish in the World Cup in the summer of 2019, but a run of seven defeats in the last eleven games has caused people to ask questions about his future with the Lionesses.

Tokyo Olympics not certain to go ahead in 2021

Tokyo Olympics not certain to go ahead in 2021

As the pandemic tears through the world, major sporting events are getting cancelled. The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed but has no guarantee that it will take place next year as planned.

Tokyo 2020 has been one of the major competitions to be cancelled as a result of COVID-19, a noticed was passed over a fortnight ago to push back the Olympics to July 2021, but the chief executive has admitted that the games may still not be able to go head with the worry of so many people from all around the world being in one place.

Chief Executive, Toshiro Muto said on friday “I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get [the pandemic] under control by next July or not”, giving a very vivid picture of how the games will be played out. “We’re certainly not in a position to give a clear answer.” with all this uncertainty no straight answer has been given and we await a definite answer.