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David Jones thinks a break from football in January could aid Premier League

David Jones thinks a break from football in January could aid Premier League

Make no mistake, when serious talk of a winter break raises its head again those shouting loudest will be the fans.

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Andrew Woodhouse (West Bromwich Albion fan) says...

why should they have breaks they are paid hundreds and millions of pounds so they should be professionals and be able to keep themselves fit through busy fixture weeks and injures can pop up at anytime not just through january

Posted 14:44 20th December 2012

Alan Paterson (Livingston fan) says...

The thing is though, would the teams let the players have a break or would they be jetting off to Asia or the Middle East and playing lucrative exhibition matches instead of giving players an actual break? Somehow I suspect they would and the players would still be tired AND jetlagged. it would only work if, like in F1 all the teams agreed to make it a proper break with no matches or trips abroad.

Posted 20:41 19th December 2012

Bob Burton (Newcastle United fan) says...

The problem with a break, is when to have it. Our weather is so unpredictable we might have a break in January, only to discover that February and March brings three foot of snow! So we lose more time with postponements, resulting with a huge backlog of fixtures needing to be squeezed in - which brings its own injury problems. (And that after basking in springlike weather in January during the break, when games could have been played!) Our weather is too unpredictable to have a fixed break and that's all there is to it really, unless we reduced the size of the PL - and nobody wants to do that.

Posted 15:26 19th December 2012

Tom Howell (Manchester United fan) says...

I agree, the festive football season is at times more appealing than visiting relatives, I would hate to see it ever abolished! I do, however, feel a two week break after the FA cup third round weekend would be a blessing for all teams, especially those looking to progress in Europe & relegation candidates looking to get key players fit.

Posted 12:53 19th December 2012

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