Apart from Germany no major league has more than a week off, at Christmas, and in fact the top Spanish sides (you know, the ones that win the European competitions all the time) actually play MORE games than the English teams, especially during January.
There is a case for not playing so many PL games between Christmas and New Year, and moving one somewhere else in the season, but that's then counterbalanced as no top PL side plays its first team in the F A Cup 3rd Round. So they already get a week off then to go to Dubai, and they get another week off at the end of January for the 4th round.
Oh, and they don't play their first teams in the League Cup either.
Another reason to loathe The Premier League. In fact the more time goes on the more I hate it! I have to say I am not alone I think there is real split developing in football fans across the country as well!
Hopefully The PL will one day explode on it's own bloated glut of greed and enough people will stop feeding it!
What a total disgrace, a kick in the nuts for sides further down the rungs of football and no thought for fans having to travel midweek to watch games.
The whole thing makes me vomit......our working class support hijacked by greed monsters.
I've always said we should let them have their "winter" break. That is, on the understanding that the first time any of them play a game elsewhere in the world it ends, and is never again debated.
Can't wait for the rest of the PL to be forced to hand over more tv money to the top 6 without a whimper. Although, no doubt they will just take it from the EFL share!
FA and football cave to the money yet again.
"The rich get richer the poor get the picture" Pete Garrett 1982