Neville condemns the “wrong” decision of the Premier League to postpone the match between the Spurs against Arsenal


Gary Neville has called on the Premier League to take a tougher stance on what the postponement calls for after the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal was suspended.

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Gary Neville he demanded Premier League stops postponing games except for the most “exceptional” circumstances Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal became the last victim on the match list.

The board of the highest year canceled Sunday night’s North London derby on Saturday, a good 24 hours before the scheduled start at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Their decision came after the artillerymen asked for a postponement on Friday due to numerous absences due to injuries, coronavirus and the African Cup of Nations.

This is the last match that requires a postponement of the match Omicron the variant made devastation with the holiday schedule.

In a statement confirming he will not be playing this weekend, the Premier League said: “Because Arsenal have fewer players available than the required number of players per game (13 outside players and one goalkeeper), the board has accepted the club’s role. “

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Mikla Artete’s team has asked for a postponement due to numerous absences of Arsenal for several reasons


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However, the decision was not generally accepted, as Neville suspected that the postponement was due to injuries and the involvement of AFCON and not Covid-19.

The previous one Manchester United he was a defender complicated in a row and Twitter with Arsenal legend Ian Wright ahead of the Premier League ruling.

Neville reiterated his position when the decision was confirmed, urging top leaders to “draw the line in the sand” and take a tougher stance on the postponement.

“Finish. What started as a delay in the pandemic has now turned into clubs not having the best team,” Neville tweeted.

“The Premier League must stop this now, draw the line in the sand and say that all matches continue unless you have an extremely high number of CV (coronavirus) cases. That’s wrong.”

Under current rules, clubs have a reason to postpone if they cannot register 13 outside players and a goalkeeper either from the team list or by using “appropriately experienced” players under 21 years of age.

In the eyes of the Premier League, there is a lot of uncertainty as to which youth players qualify as “appropriately experienced”.

In addition, Neville pointed out that Arsenal had allowed two players to go on loan just before the postponement request was made, while their squad was further exhausted after Red card Granita Xhake against Liverpool Thursday.

Gary Neville is demanding stricter rules on Premier League postponements


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The 46-year-old said Friday Sky Sports : “[Folarin] Balogun went on loan, [Ainsley] Maitland-Niles he went on loan, Xhaka has a red card – no one else is to blame.

“We can’t cancel the schedule. If it all depended on Covid and the extraordinary circumstances when 10 or 15 players were out [it would be acceptable].

“But now we’re talking about teams in the last few weeks where there’s no doubt they’ve canceled matches, whether they think they have the best team or the best team to win.”

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