West Ham chief Karren Brady says that teams want to complete the season, but say they are not talking about neutral locations
“At Friday’s meeting, every club said the season wants to start over … but all compromises have to be fair and uphold the integrity of the game”: West Ham chief Karren Brady says teams want to complete the campaign, but there there is no talk of neutral locations
- A four-hour Premier League meeting was held to decide how football can return
- And Karren Brady admits that there is a lot to give and take
- But the West Ham chief said that everything should guarantee the integrity of the game
- She also said neutral locations will only be discussed in phase three of the plans
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Karren Brady has confirmed that Premier League games want to complete the season, but admits they are far from over.
Clubs took part in a four-hour Premier League meeting on Friday to decide how football can return during the coronavirus pandemic.
But write The sunBrady admitted that not all parties will get their preferred course of action, but claimed that everything will be justified if it supports the integrity of the game.
Karren Brady has confirmed that Premier League games want to complete the season
“At Friday’s meeting, every club said the season wants to start over,” Brady wrote.
“We all know that if we get the chance to do that, it will take a lot of cooperation, good faith, good thought and compromise.
“The only common theme of all Premier League clubs is that any compromises must be fair and ensure the integrity of the game.
“Players and managers must be key decision makers in the protocols, because there is still a long way to go from where we are now to actually play again.”
But the West Ham chief insists the Premier League action is still a long way off
It was also agreed at the meeting that competitions, when they can take place, will be held in up to 10 neutral areas, far from urban areas across the country.
But Brady has denied that there were any neutral locations, of which West Ham’s London Stadium is likely to be one, and said such discussions are two more stages apart.
Phase three involves discussions about the possibility of playing on neutral ground, which no one wants.
“They could put forward neutral reasons to better protect the well-being of all involved and to reduce the burden on public services such as the police and ambulance.
Brady explained the protocols that West Ham players like Sebastian Haller conform to
“But as with everything else, nothing has been agreed.”
Brady also confirmed that West Ham is in the first of four stages to complete the season, which has started with individual training.
Phase two then includes contact training before Premier League matches are held again and the final phase is the organization of international matches.
But at the current stage, Brady said in, a one-on-one-out policy on the club’s training field regarding individual training, with gyms and the cafeteria closed and toilets is prohibited to the players.
London Stadium is touted as a neutral venue, but Brady insists nothing has been agreed