GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
The Premier League could push back the 36th and 37th gameweeks of the 2020-21 season so every team can welcome back fans to at least one game.
Boris Johnson opened the way to crowds of up to 10,000 attending matches for the final round of fixtures last week.
But the Premier League is said to have held ‘casual’ talks about moving the 36th and 37th gameweeks, according to The Athletic.
That would ensure every team gets a home game with 10,000 fans in attendance before the season is over.
Under the current roadmap, fans will be able to attend games from May 17.
But as things stand, only ONE round of fixtures is due to be played after that date.
Meanwhile, Roy Keane’s continued involvement in football after his career-ending challenge on Alf-Inge Haaland is ‘appalling’, according to former FA chief David Bernstein.
He told The Athletic ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby: “I’ve never forgotten it. From a personal point of view, that was the worst individual thing I’ve been directly involved in, and the worst I’ve ever seen on the pitch.
“As a human being, it was an awful thing to see. Roy Keane stood over him and basically said, ‘Take that, you b.’
“It was done in cold blood. I have never forgiven Keane for that. I think, frankly, it’s dreadful he’s accepted in football the way he is. After doing something like that, I think it’s absolutely appalling.”
And finally, Chelsea could be set to receive a cash boost if Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey signs for Arsenal.
Lamptey, 20, joined the Seagulls from Stamford Bridge in January 2020 for the bargain price of just £3million.
And if he does leave Brighton in the summer, Chelsea will receive a percentage of Brighton’s fee due to a clause in his contract.
When Lamptey joined the south coast outfit, Graham Potter’s side agreed an undisclosed sell-on clause with the Blues.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are the front-runners to sign the England youngster.