Premier League not the same spectacle without fans: Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce: The English top-flight season restarted on Wednesday with two matches after a 100-day hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however entry to stadiums has been restricted to squads, teaching workers and crucial personnel solely.

Premier League not the same spectacle without fans: Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Premier League is just not the identical product with followers barred from stadiums: Steve Bruce
  • EPL restarted on Wednesday with two matches after a 100-day hiatus
  • Leagues throughout Europe have tried to fill the void with synthetic crowd noise

The Premier League is just not the identical product with followers barred from stadiums however golf equipment haven’t any alternative however to adapt in difficult instances, Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce stated on Friday.

The English top-flight season restarted on Wednesday with two matches after a 100-day hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however entry to stadiums has been restricted to squads, teaching workers and crucial personnel solely.

Leagues throughout Europe have tried to fill the void with synthetic crowd noise and cardboard cutouts of followers within the stands, strikes which have been criticised by supporters teams.

“We have all skilled how unusual it’s with the 2 video games on Wednesday,” Bruce instructed reporters in a digital news convention forward of Sunday’s match towards Sheffield United.

“If ever we want reminding that this sport of ours belongs to the supporters we simply need to tune in, it is actually not the identical spectacle.

“Some soccer is best than none in any respect so I am all for getting began and that may solely be a great factor. There isn’t any doubt having the group behind us performs an enormous half however we’re all in the identical boat, so we’ve to adapt like everyone else.”

Newcastle are 13th within the standings, eight factors above the relegation zone, with 9 video games to go and Bruce stated it would take time for groups to hit the bottom working.

“What we have seen with the Bundesliga is that it began off very sluggish however over the previous couple of weeks the depth appears to have picked up so it would take a while to regulate,” he added.

“We have got ourselves in a good place… We have got 5 of the underside six to play, so it is all to play for.”

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