Steve Parish: Crystal Palace chairman says league should return when it's safe

Steve Parish: Crystal Palace chairman says league should return when it's safe

- Steve Parish wants the suspended Premier League to return

- The chairman of Crystal Palace says football might not recover

- EPL chiefs are confused as regards what to do to the suspended 2019/2020 season

The chairman of English Premier League club Crystal Palace has stated that the suspended 2019/2020 league season should return or else the game might never recover, SunSport reports.

EPL and other top leagues across Europe were suspended as coronavirus crisis continue to ravage world economies, with more than 245,000 deaths across the globe.

Premier League chiefs are at crossroads as to decide what should be done to the league because the end of the pandemic is not in sight.

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Varying dates have surfaced as regards the resumption of the competition as Premier League clubs have decided to complete the season.

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There are suggestions that the games should be played behind closed-doors, or even played at neutral venues.

Palace chief Parish was forced to air his opinion when Manchester United legend and TV pundit Gary Neville lamented that club owners have been silent.

Neville tweeted: “It would be good for them to speak at least once. Any of them Clubs included. They are bottling this virus on comms. Very Happy to tell us when they are delivering food parcels though.”

Parish replied: “There are no easy answers. But we need to try to play if we can make it safe. I believe we can and should continue however imperfect the other elements: neutral venues empty stadia etc.

“If we can’t make it work then I fear for next season. The game might never fully recover.”

“Football is meaningless — but it is magnificently meaningless. It has the power to lighten lives; why not see if we can use that power again?”

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Vincent Enyeama eyes 2 big clubs, set to make sensational return earlier reported that UEFA have instructed Premier League, and other top European leagues to find a way of concluding the 2019/2020 season.

Liverpool are currently sitting atop of the log with 82 points after 29 topflight matches - 25 points better than the defending champions Manchester City.

However, the deadly coronavirus pandemic might force the competitions to cancelled or hurriedly concluded since everyone is running behind schedule.

UEFA has now mandated all top five European league bodies to develop a working plan for their countries and conclude the 2019-20 season within the stipulated period.

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