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Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive

Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive

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Media playback is not supported on this device Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as four more individuals from three sides have tested positive for coronavirus.A total of 1,008 players and staff were tested in the third round of testing.Phase two of 'Project Restart' will see players "train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact", the league said. Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when "conditions allow", it added.So far 12 people have tested positive after 2,752 tests across th...
Premier League: Two positive at two clubs in latest coronavirus tests

Premier League: Two positive at two clubs in latest coronavirus tests

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Media playback is not supported on this device Two new cases of coronavirus, at two separate clubs, have been found after the latest round of Premier League tests.Tests were carried out on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, with 996 players and club staff tested overall.Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. This time the tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50.On 19 May the Premier League announced that in the first round, six tested positive from three clubs. That included Watford's Ad...
Coronavirus: Premier League ‘as confident as we can be’ about June return

Coronavirus: Premier League ‘as confident as we can be’ about June return

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Media playback is not supported on this device The Premier League is "as confident as we can be" about restarting in June, says chief executive Richard Masters.Players resumed training on Tuesday, the day it was announced there had been six positive tests for coronavirus across three clubs.The Premier League, suspended on 13 March, had previously identified 12 June as a possible restart date. "There is some momentum. We've taken the first step," Masters told BBC Sport."It's great for everybody, including the fans, to see our players back on the training ground."Asked w...

Football news LIVE: Liverpool could get trophy presentation, Premier League June 12 return target ‘a staging post’, Celtic crowned champions as Scottish season ends

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Follow all the latest football news and goings on in the world of sport amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Premier League votes to resume training but June 12 return target could be pushed back ‘It’s the safest workplace in the country’ – Andros Townsend backs training return Celtic crowned Scottish Premiership champions as 2019/20 season […] talkSPORT
League Two: Port Vale chair left ‘shaking’ after voting to end season

League Two: Port Vale chair left ‘shaking’ after voting to end season

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Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan says she "came away shaking" after voting to end the League Two season despite the club being one point outside the play-offs.The English Football League said clubs "unanimously indicated" a wish to end the season via a "framework" including tables decided on points per game.Vale are eighth in League Two and would miss out on any potential play-offs. "It wasn't an easy thing to do. It's the hardest thing I've ever done," Shanahan told BBC Radio 5 Live."Then I had to do the awful thing of ringing the manager to tell him."Port Vale fans could look at it and ask 'why on earth did Carol vote for this that meant we missed out?'. Well, it was for the greater good. I t...