Date: 5th June 2020 at 9:55am
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It looks like Norwich City will play their first game back in the Premier League against Southampton at Carrow Road on the evening of Friday 19th June at 6pm.

There has been no official confirmation yet from any of the clubs or indeed the Premier League itself but according to several journalists, a document was presented to all of the 20 clubs in the league with prospective times, dates and broadcast details for the first three rounds of games.

There is a correction to the above with the Arsenal away game set to be shown on BT SPORT and NOT  the BBC.

Norwich seem set to play their first three games at home though with the FA Cup quarter final against Manchester United set to be played on Saturday 27th June live on the BBC.

After three months away, a longer break than the usual summer break between seasons, the Canaries will have to play three high intensity, crucial games in the space of eight days which is surely a recipe for injuries.

In an attempt to lessen that, an agreement was reached between the clubs on Thursday for the number of substitutions to be increased to five and the squad six on the bench to be increased to nine. That is something that has been happening in the Bundesliga, where it does seem to have lessened the expected number of injuries.

There could also be fans shown on big screens celebrating goals, with ideas such as piped in crowd noise etc.

I know.

OTBC

 
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