What if the Premier League had a winter break? That is a topic of hot discussion in the UK after new England manager Sam Allardyce called for a midseason break during his opening press conference as the new Three Lions manager on Monday. With the Premier League confirming that discussions between themselves, the English Football Association and the Football League are ongoing, it is obviously something the governing bodies which run English soccer are seriously considering. It is believed that if a winter break was given the green light, it wouldn’t take place until the 2019-20 season at the earliest. On Tuesday the executive chairman of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore, discussed the notion
Arsenal has announced the signing of Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers last Friday. Holding, a promising 20-year-old who was Bolton’s Player of the Year and a member of the England Under-21 team that won the Toulon Tournament earlier this summer, joins the Gunners on a long-term contract for the bargain price of just over $2.5 million. Despite Bolton being relegated to the third tier of English soccer, Holding enjoyed a standout debut senior season and drew interest from a number of other Premier League clubs, including Bournemouth.