April 30 – They might have to be 2m apart but the re-introduction of standing areas to Premier League grounds in England has taken a step closer with Manchester United confirming they have received approval from Trafford Council for a barrier seating trial to take place at Old Trafford.
April 28 – As a fourth English top-flight team, Tottenham Hotspur, opened part of their training ground for light exercises on an individual basis, plans to resume the Premier League season are being stepped up in what has been labelled ‘Project Restart’.
April 28 – Liverpool’s projected £60 million expansion of their Anfield Road stadium is being placed on hold for at least a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
April 27 – English top-flight club Everton say they are “appalled” after images were released of their Italian striker Moise Kean holding a house party in direct defiance of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown restrictions – the latest flaunting of the rules by a Premier League player.
April 23 – The English Premier League is reported to considering screening games on free-to-air channels if and when the season returns amid concerns fans will visit friends who have Sky Sports or BT Sport and risk contracting Covid-19.
April 23 – Watford’s first-team players have agreed to wage deferrals, becoming the third Premier League club to do so in a bid to tackle the financial fallout of the Covid-19 crisis.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 22 – In a highly unusual move, the English Premier League has been urged by one of its major broadcast partners as well as one of the world’s leading human rights organisations to consider blocking a Saudi-backed consortium’s bid to buy Newcastle United.
April 22 – Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko, both of Tottenham Hotspur, are the latest top-flight English Premier League footballers to flout government guidelines on social distancing – once again tarnishing the club’s reputation during the coronavirus.
April 20 – Relegation from the Premier League will probably be scrapped if the season ends with no more play because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom.
April 17 – English Premier League clubs say they still remain committed to finishing the current season but have stopped short of imposing a June 30 deadline for a resumption while lockdown restrictions remain in place because of Covid-19.
April 16 – English Premier League clubs are to meet tomorrow (Friday) to discuss, among other things, placing a June 30 deadline on the 2019-20 season because of the thorny issue of player contracts.
April 15 – The on-off sale of Newcastle United, one of English football’s best supported sleeping giants, has moved a significant step closer with reports that a £300 million deal has been agreed.
April 14 – Following a fierce backlash from fans, English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have reversed their decision to use the British government’s furlough scheme during the coronavirus crisis.
April 7 – Under pressure from supporters and the public at large, European champions and runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool have reversed their decision to furlough around 200 of their non-playing staff amid the spread of Covid-19 with CEO Peter Moore apologising to fans.
By Andrew Warshaw
March 26 – Premier League rivals of Manchester city have reportedly ganged up to try and stop the club getting their European ban put on ice in order to be allowed to play in next season’s Champions League.