Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has admitted the game of football is facing “difficult times” but insisted the sport has shown remarkable resilience.
The league has suffered a decline in popularity in recent years and the league’s new Premier League One competition, which will start on July 1, will give fans another way to watch football.
The Premier League has been criticised for a lack of transparency and its failure to hold games, and the introduction of the new competition has sparked criticism from some clubs who have said the format is unfair to their rivals.
“We’re facing a very difficult time.
Football is a tough game,” Scudamaore said on Monday.
“It’s been very, very hard for the sport to recover.
It’s been a difficult time for the game to recover.”
It has shown tremendous resilience in the face of this kind of adversity. “
Football is resilient.
“The Premier League’s growth has been extraordinary and the football is going on. “
“I don’t want to put too much pressure on the sport, because it’s going to be fine.” “
The Premier, Premier League Two and Premier League Three divisions are in the middle of a four-week break from competitions that began in October. “
I don’t want to put too much pressure on the sport, because it’s going to be fine.”
The Premier, Premier League Two and Premier League Three divisions are in the middle of a four-week break from competitions that began in October.
The two-game Premier League one will feature the top four clubs from the Premier league’s three divisions, while the league cup will be played at Wembley Stadium in April.
“When the Premier is gone, the PremierLeague is gone,” Scadamore said.
“There have been periods of time when we haven’t played the games that we have played. “
“What we’re seeing now is a different, a different style of football. “
“If you look at the Premier leagues history, when you look back, they played the best football in the history. “
“Now they’re playing in a new style of play. “
“They’re trying to reinvent themselves.” “
The league’s governing body, the Football Association, said the Premier had made “a significant decision” to change the rules of the Premier division for the first time since 1991. “
They’re trying to reinvent themselves.”
The league’s governing body, the Football Association, said the Premier had made “a significant decision” to change the rules of the Premier division for the first time since 1991.
“This decision has been taken to protect the interests of our clubs, but also the interests, the values and the principles of our game,” FA chairman Greg Dyke said.
The FA also revealed that the Premier will be moved to a different venue for the Premier cup.
“These are tough times, and we’re doing our utmost to bring football back to a level that it was before the introduction in 1991 of the top three clubs in the league,” Dyke added.
The move will be subject to approval by Premier League clubs, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Premier League fixtures will be announced at a later date, and new matches will not be played in 2018.
“Today is the beginning of the end for the last of the old Premier League,” Dykes said.