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       Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has warned that players would not be ready for competitive action until the end of June as the English Premier League looks to restart its season.

      The league has been suspended since mid-March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But its plans to resume next month received a boost when the UK government last week said it was “opening the door” for the sport to return. Another meeting is planned for Monday to discuss safety measures needed for “Project Restart” to happen and Bruce said players need at least six weeks to get back in shape.

       “You have to remember that they have had eight weeks off and that is probably the longest break some of these players have had in their careers,” Bruce said. “If we were doing pre-season, we would have six weeks and probably have six friendly games to get them ready for the first league match. “We need enough preparation time to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards. “Most of the managers have the same concerns… I don’t see how we can play games until the back end of June.” Watford manager Nigel Pearson has already warned that players’ lives could be in danger if the Premier League returns too soon.

    Newcastle United defender Danny Rose also expressed concerns, saying players’ health was more important than restarting the season. “I’ve spoken to him (Rose) and he’s coming back as well,” Bruce said. “I don’t think there is a footballer out there who has done more for the NHS throughout this than Danny.

      “If a player refuses to come in or play, I have sympathy for that and will understand it. You have to respect everybody’s personal views on it.”

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Uk government to allow 1000 fans to watch Anthony vs Pulev fight at wembley stadium

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One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

This will be the first time this year that the United Kingdom government will be allowing fans into the stadium since March due to the serious disturbance of deadly COVID-19. Coronavirus disturbed virtually all sporting activities in England and the rest of the world as the Premier League games was also stopped for three months. And since the return of football in England and other parts of the world, the English government are still locking all stadiums so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anthony Joshua will be putting his heavyweight titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev in a duel that will come up on December 12.

According to the report on Daily Mail, PDC chairman Barry Hearn explained that he is waiting for more information from the UK government. ‘We are geared up for fans to come back. If they give me 1,000 I will be over the moon but we waiting on more information from the government and health authorities. ‘We have got the AJ fight coming up as well without a ticketing agency, but believe you me we are standing by and waiting to press a big red button on my desk.” Anthony Joshua’s last professional fight was against Andy Ruiz and the 31-year-old did well to beat the Mexican and collected his titles back

One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

 

 

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