February 6 – It’s been a source of debate for years and years. Should English football copy much of Continental Europe and introduce a Winter break? So far the idea has been resisted both for commercial and traditional reasons, but now the Premier League has revealed it is looking at ways of going down that road.
Category: Premier League
February 6 – Crystal Palace’s resurgence from bottom of the league to mid-table competitiveness may have slowed in recent weeks, but the clubs’ fans still manage to find more seats to fill at Selhurst Park than the ground’s official capacity. Roy Hodgson is clearly working some kind of magic with fans in south-east London that deserted him in his last job with England.
February 1 – Tottenham Hotspur broke the Premier League attendance record for the second time this season with a crowd of 81,978 at Wembley Stadium to see them beat Manchester United.
January 26 – Every club in the Premier League recorded more than 96% of their stadia full for Round 24 of the Premier League season, a record attendance capacity for the league as a whole for the past two season.
January 17 – Chelsea’s fear that they might not be able to progress with the £1 billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge after a local resident objected to the development and refused to cut a deal with the club, have now been overcome.
January 16 – Chelsea’s topping of the weekly attendance capacity chart once again proved their need for a new stadium to maximise their matchday revenue potential at the end of a week when news broke that the earliest they will take possession of a redeveloped Stamford Bridge will be 2024.
January 16 – Tributes continue to pour in for Cyrille Regis following the death at 59 of the former England international who blazed a trail for black footballers at a time when racism in the game was rife in England.
January 8 – Mind games between managers are nothing new. Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was a past master at it.
January 5 – The first Premier League fixtures of the New Year, round 22 of the season, saw nine clubs report stadiums over 94% full. Only on the South coast where Southampton were having a generally miserable holiday period, did crowds dip below 90%.
January 2 – With Premier League clubs currently in the midst of their fourth fixture in 11 days, a look at attendances over the holiday programme show every club bar Spurs showing attendances over 90% of their ground capacity. Santa has again delivered for English clubs.
December 22 – With round 19 fixtures starting tonight with Liverpool’s visit to Arsenal for a Friday night early Christmas cracker, the halfway point of the Premier League season is passed. Round 18 fixtures saw another week of full grounds with all home clubs reporting attendance of more than 92% of their total capacity.
December 14 – The Premier League’s mid-week fixtures showed a small dip in attendances across the league from the weekend, and a big drop for Spurs who filled only 51.6% of Wembley’s capacity.
December 12 – The English Football Association have launched an investigation into the post-match incidents that marred last Sunday’s hotly anticipated Manchester derby when City ended United’s unbeaten 40-game home run and in the process set a Premier League record of 14 straight wins.
December 12 – Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast in the run-up to and through Christmas. Last week’s round 16 fixtures are followed by another round of mid-week fixtures starting tonight. December will see seven rounds of Premier League fixtures completed.
December 5 – Mid-week evening fixtures are more popular – just – than weekend fixtures, if rounds 14 and 15 of the Premier League schedule are an indicator.