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Premier League matches to be played overseas?

Premier League matches to be played overseas?

Above: Theo Walcott goes past Gael Clichy during the Arsenal v. Manchester City friendly match in Helsinki last year


The Premier League is exploring the possibility of holding competitive matches overseas. The idea of potentially huge changes to the game has arisen without consultation with fans.

AISA opposed this previously, as did most fans, and the PL abandoned their plans at that time.

The national Football Supporters’ Federation has responded to the news by saying “If the reaction to previous incarnations of 'Game 39' and the idea of matches abroad is anything to go by, we expect this proposal to be met with the strongest possible opposition from supporters.

“The potential impact on the value of season tickets, which would see fans of half the Premier League clubs missing out a home match, could be enormous. Inevitably some of the fixtures to be moved will be either local derbies or other high-profile fixtures.

"The FSF is against the proposals as they have been reported, and will be consulting with Premier League fans' groups and individuals to formulate an appropriate response.”

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