Date:Wednesday April 6 2011
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore will not consider trimming the Premier League down to 18 teams to introduce a winter break.
Many have called for England to introduce a winter break to help players have a rest due to the number of fixtures that are now played annually.
But Scudamore will not consider trimming the Premier League down from 20 teams to 18 to help accommodate.
The boss of the Premier League insists it is the job of UEFA and FIFA to streamline the number of International and European fixtures instead.
'We have to look to our friends at UEFA and FIFA as the culprits.' Scudamore told the Daily Mail.
He added: 'UEFA used to have 13 match days now they want 21. FIFA used to have nine or 10 international dates and now it is averaging 12. Somebody has to give something up.
'If we had 18 teams it would mean going from 380 events to 306 and there is no way we would do that in terms of public interest and fan interest.'
Vital Wolves Comment: It isn't often that I agree with this chap, however on this occasion I will!
In the modern era, the Premier League has cut down from 22 teams to 20, the FA Cup no longer has replays for the final, the Carling Cup has reduced the number of two legged ties it has.
The movement in reducing the number of games has been completely one sided, whilst International football, despite its popularity drifting is expanding, while the somewhat pointless Europa League has an enormous amount of fixtures.
Tell us what you think
This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.
Date:Wednesday April 6 2011
Record is a bonus for Wolves (Wednesday March 12 2014)
Stats: Swindon v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wednesday March 12 2014)
Wolves players racially abused (Tuesday March 11 2014)
Stats: Walsall v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sunday March 9 2014)
Points target for promotion? (Friday March 7 2014)
Player Of The Month: League 1 (Michael Jacobs) (Friday March 7 2014)
Wolves have to enjoy the pressure (Thursday March 6 2014)
Wolves hand out contract extention to defender (Wednesday March 5 2014)
League 1 MOTM February Nomination: Jackett (Wednesday March 5 2014)
League 1 POTM February Nomination: Jacobs (Wednesday March 5 2014)
|2. Leyton Orient||36||22||8||6||+37||74|
|7. MK Dons||36||15||7||14||+5||52|
|Vital Posh MOTM Results -V- Sheff Utd
» Peterborough : 12/03/2014 13:01:00
» Peterborough : 12/03/2014 12:00:00
|RUFC - Millers v Bantams For Sky!
» Rotherham : 12/03/2014 11:21:00
|RUFC - Thanks For The Travelling Fans
» Rotherham : 12/03/2014 11:08:00
|RUFC - Millers Boss Praise For Midfield
» Rotherham : 12/03/2014 11:04:00
|RUFC - Evans On Frecks Goal And Other Chances
» Rotherham : 12/03/2014 11:02:00
|Rate The Ref - Posh v Robins (Poll)
» Peterborough : 12/03/2014 11:00:00