Premier League clubs to discuss scrapping controversial PPV system


remier League clubs will on Thursday discuss scrapping the controversial pay-per-view system after the international break.

Talks at the latest shareholders’ meeting over reducing the £14.95 PPV charge to £9.95 or less are expected to include a motion to abandon the fee altogether, amid pressure for matches to return to being free to air during the second national lockdown.

Supporters’ groups have railed against the charge, with many encouraging fans to donate to local food banks and other charities instead.

A decision is not expected on Thursday, with clubs to discuss the matter before Premier League talks with broadcasters.

Clubs could also raise the reintroduction of five substitutes after several managers spoke in favour this week.

The fresh offer is thought to include guarantees that no Championship club will be allowed to go out of business due to the pandemic but will effectively exclude second-tier clubs with wealthier owners.

The trio could also be grilled on Project Big Picture, which was backed by Parry and Clarke.  

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