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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
Really? New ‘Project Restart’ restrictions for Premier League players to include ‘turning your face away when tackled’

Really? New ‘Project Restart’ restrictions for Premier League players to include ‘turning your face away when tackled’

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Former Premier League ace Matt Holland has serious doubts over the bizarre new restrictions that will reportedly be placed on players when the 2019/20 season finally resumes. The current ‘Project Restart’ proposal aims for the 2019/20 top flight campaign to resume in June, but stars are set to be given a list of new directives on Wednesday, which chiefs believe will help ‘avoid disaster’ when action returns. getty Footballers are being told to be ready to return to action next month, but some stars are said to have big fears about playing while the coronavirus is still at large And, according to reports, the instructions even include telling players to ‘turn their faces away’ after they have been tackled by an opponent. The Daily Telegraph claim thes
Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under ‘Project Restart’

Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under ‘Project Restart’

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Tackling will be banned, pitches disinfected and players restricted to groups of five when the Premier League starts a first phase of team training.Official protocols sent to players and managers on Tuesday and obtained by the BBC reveal that social distancing must be "strictly observed".Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session. League bosses hope training can begin on Monday, restricted to 75 minutes.Ongoing surveillance measures included in further guidance include twice-weekly testing, and a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check. Under a section titled 'health screening', players are also told a central register...