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Oh Dear, The 39th Step Again
World Soccer, May 28th, 2008 3PM

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Sunil Gulati also reiterated that he's not opposed to the idea of the Premier League playing a 39th game abroad if the plan is ever approved by FIFA, UEFA and the FA. One man firmly opposed is Brian Glanville, who groans at the prospect of the matter being "exhumed" next week at the Premier League Congress.
 
"It seems hardly believable that as wise a manager as Arsenal's Arsene Wenger should be in favor of it," he writes, "but so one hears. Notably and reassuringly, Liverpool and Manchester United...are against the crass idea." He writes off as "fluent nonsense" the words of Everton Chief Executive Keith Wyness, who has drawn parallels between the 39th game and plans to establish cricket in China and the US.
 
"Meanwhile, I'm sure they are yearning in Beijing and Sydney to see a game between Wigan and Bolton Wanderers," he says. "Maybe the ideal thing would be to let the daft idea go ahead, only and predictably to fall flat on its ugly face."

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