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    Not quite sure how it is going to work, or when exactly in the season it will be.

    Will the season be extended by a week, or is playing an FA Cup round mid week supposed to free up a replacement weekend?

    Staggering the break weekend presumably ensures no TV money is lost, but also therefore means no Saturday 3pm matches those weekends.

    No doubt Man U will fit in a match in China anyway.

    Perennial question, is this to benefit the Clubs, the players or, most unlikely, the fans?

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      Not quite sure how it is going to work, or when exactly in the season it will be.
      It will be in Winter.
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      And we'll see just how much of a "break" these precious players need, or indeed, get. Or will this just be a window in the season that clubs will use as a marketing exercise. Claim it is "warm weather training" but actually the players come back seized up, and jet-lagged from flying halfway round the World to train and play a couple of friendlies in front of the latest market the money men at the clubs want to break into, or expand.
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      The season won't be extended they will attempt to reduce the number of clubs in The Premier League.
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      And we'll see just how much of a "break" these precious players need, or indeed, get. Or will this just be a window in the season that clubs will use as a marketing exercise. Claim it is "warm weather training" but actually the players come back seized up, and jet-lagged from flying halfway round the World to train and play a couple of friendlies in front of the latest market the money men at the clubs want to break into, or expand.
      And get up to things like stealing a taxi ....
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      My take on this is over a 4-5 week period the clubs will take staggered breaks, so one weekend a few clubs will not play for a couple of matches then some other clubs do the same etc, etc. I suppose the clubs that started the first weekend will have to play each other when they start playing again otherwise it won't be fair on the clubs still playing. I think this is how I read it.

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