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Too much football over Christmas?

shrimpboy

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There's been a lot of talk over the last week about the festive fixture schedule and whether we play too much football in this country, with managers complaining, particularly those from the top Premier League clubs (who ironically have the biggest squads).

I do have some sympathy with them. Four games in the space of just over a week is excessive and it's noticeable how many injuries and 0-0 draws there were in the Premier League over Christmas. I don't go along with this argument that the players are paid tens/hundreds of thousands of pounds every week so they should be able to play twice in three days. Playing that amount of games at such a high level is physically tough however much you're paid.

I don't think we should have a winter break as I think fans enjoy all the football over Christmas and Boxing Day games in particular have become a tradition, and tend to attract big crowds. And at the end of the day, we have bigger leagues so we need to fit these fixtures in somewhere. But I do think we could maybe lose the game in between Boxing Day and New Year, so you'd just have one on Boxing Day and then another around New Year, depending on what day of the week Christmas Day falls. That would give the players a bit more rest and give them some time with their families.
 
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