Paul Robinson has suggested playing the remainder of the season at training grounds after West Ham opposed the neutral venue proposal.
The former Spurs and Leeds goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted it is another option by admits it could be a “logistical nightmare” for broadcasters.
Sky Sports claim West Ham have joined Brighton in objecting to the proposal of 8-10 neutral venues hosting the remainder of the Premier League’s fixtures.
It is understood that whilst West Ham are in favour of finishing the season, they are against playing the remaining Premier League games at neutral venues as they feel it would compromise the integrity of the competition.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 3, 2020
The Premier League is considering a number of approaches as ‘Project Restart’ takes shape.
When asked by Football Insider if he empathised with the relegation-threatened sides, Robinson said: “It is an advantage when you play at home and a huge advantage when you have the fans in the stadium.
“If you go away from home and there is no fans there it is going to be different.
“You can see why West Ham and Brighton have said it. It is understandable why they are unhappy to lose home advantage.
“We talk about neutral venues but stadiums are not needed. We have training grounds that have so much security.
“There will be an advantage by playing at your own training ground. That could be an option.
“It could be a logistical nightmare for the broadcasters but it is another option.”
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested the Premier League should be taken abroad for the rest of the season in a quarantined, coronavirus-free zone.
The neutral venue proposal would see David Moyes’ side lose home advantage for games against Wolves, Aston Villa, Watford, Burnley and Chelsea.
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