The Premier League could conclude overseas, with a rather outlandish proposal to play it out in Perth making the weekend headlines.
An article on Fox Sports claims Perth are offering the Premier League the chance to end their season in Western Australia.
English agent Gary Williams is pushing the move, claiming: “I have had discussions with contacts at Premier League clubs and they like the idea.
“I have also spoken with government officials and they are enthusiastic. We are speaking again this week.”
Meanwhile, Perth state senator Glenn Sterle says: “I’m watching what’s happening in England with a heavy heart. We want to help. We have almost no new cases.
“It would just be a case of some quarantine for our friends when they arrive and then we are up and running.”
There are certainly some benefits to playing in Australia. Their country isn’t as densely populated, making it easier to quarantine. They also have far fewer COVID-19 cases and deaths to start with.
The time difference is obviously a huge problem, given Australia is on the opposite side of the world.
Players would also have to leave their families, something they’re already objecting to with current plans in the UK. Going halfway around the globe would only make that problem worse.
Then there’s the question of how much you’d need to fly over.
All the players, the coaching staff, the medical staff, their equipment, commentators, pundits, everything you need for broadcasting purposes, and journalists would probably head over whether they were invited or not.
I’d bet on a lot of Australians breaking the rules to turn up and try and meet players from their favourite team too. Personally, I just can’t see this happening.