A statement released by the Premier League on Friday afternoon shows the body is taking a very different approach to the SPFL amid the global health crisis.

In Scotland, the league association are not attempting to complete the 2018/19 season and have instead had a motion passed which brought the second, third and fourth-tiers of the league system to an early conclusion.

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has taken an entirely different approach to the Premier League. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

The SPFL reportedly told clubs in advance of a vote on their resolution that no football would be possible until mid-August at the earliest [Scottish Sun].

Contrastingly, the shareholders of England’s top league met on Friday afternoon and while they continue to express concern and sympathy towards all those directly affected by Covid-19, they are looking to bring the game back as soon as possible.

“No decisions were taken at today’s Shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding “Project Restart”,” read the statement on Premierleague.com.


“It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.

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“The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government’s support.”

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are currently top of the English top-flight. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

This announcement follows reports that the league was looking to resume behind closed doors on 8 June [Telegraph].

Earlier in the day, Serie A claimed its clubs have a ‘unanimous will to finish the season’ and plan to return to training on 18 May [Sky Sports].

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