Now this is some interesting news. On Thursday the Premier League announced this controversial plan of playing an extra round of 10 international matches abroad from the 2010-11 season and also stated that it had the unanimous backing of all the 20 Premiership clubs. But according to The Daily Telegraph, three clubs were not in favour of the proposal.
Liverpool, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are the three reported clubs who haven’t backed the Premier League’s plans although the Premier League stated that all the clubs have ratified the proposals.
But then again, while Liverpool chief executive did speak about caution before letting the move be carried out, Sunderland boss Roy Keane was quite overt in supporting the move. This indeed does seem strange. If Sunderland were indeed not in favour of the idea, then why would their manager publicly support it?