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The BBC are reporting that the Premier League are considering extending the league season so that teams can play a match abroad.

This from the BBC website:

The English Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas, BBC Sport has learned.
At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to explore a proposal to extend the season to 39 games.

Those 10 extra games would be played at venues around the world, with cities bidding for the right to stage them.

It is understood the additional fixtures could be determined by a draw but that the top-five teams could be seeded to avoid playing each other.

It is unlikely that any decision will be taken before the Premier League’s annual summer meeting in June.

Should the proposal get the go-ahead, cities in Asia, Middle East and North America are likely to show a strong interest in hosting the extra games.

BBC Sport believes there would be five venues, with two games - on a Saturday and Sunday - taking place at each one.’


We have checked the calendar and as it is not April 1st we can only assume that once China and Indonesia have become ’saturated markets’ sights will be set on the outer galaxies.

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First Posted ~ 13:06 Thu 7 Feb 2008
News ID ~ 1470
Last Updated ~ 13:06 Thu 7 Feb 2008