Aston Villa boss against neutral Premier League plan
LONDON: Aston Villa director Christian persecution not compatible with Premier league The plan to end the season in neutral locations because it increases the risk of a relegation catastrophe for his club.
The league bosses aim to restart the season postponed in June and hope to complete the remaining 92 games behind closed doors in neutral locations in a bid to avoid the risks of coronavirus.
But Purslow feels that taking away the lead at home would punish clubs like Villa, which generally attracts big, screaming crowds.
Villa is in second place in the table, two points from safety, but with a game in hand in fourth place. Watford .
I personally am against it (neutral places), Purslow told TalkSport on Wednesday. We are a club that prides itself on being home. Two thirds of our victories this season have come home.
We've got six home games left to play and I think any Villa fan would agree that giving up that advantage is a massive decision for somebody running Aston Villa and I certainly wouldn't agree to that unless those circumstances are right.
The financial implications of the decline would be enormous for the club in its first season in the English top flight.
Brighton's fellow wrestlers also opposed the stadium change, and Purslow said accepting neutral venues would be foolish for a club in Villa's dangerous position.
At the bottom end of the table is a much smaller revenue base, but the risk of decline is likely a £ 200 million ($ 247 million) catastrophe for any club that could still mathematically decline, he said.
Purslow was speaking a day after English Soccer League President Rick Parry said things would get "very messy" if the Premier league tried to block promotion from the Championship this season.
Leeds and West Bromwich Albion We currently have automatic promotion positions at the second level of English.
But Purslow responded with a damning verdict on the finances of the Soccer League .
The EFL has serious financial problems, and those problems predate COVID-19, he said. I think what COVID has done is expose the fact that the league is unsustainable at all levels.
"One of the reasons I feel very strongly that we need to complete the season and protect TV revenue is that the Premier league really is the driver of revenue that filters throughout English football."