Premier League clubs and police meet to hold talks on whether to postpone more games ahead of Queen’s funeral

FOOTBALL bosses and police today continue their talks over a range of possible game postponements for the upcoming weekend.

The Queen died peacefully on Thursday at the age of 96 – marking the end of her historic reign and making her son Charles king.

Brentford vs Arsenal is one of the games that could be postponed this weekend

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Brentford vs Arsenal is one of the games that could be postponed this weekendPhoto credit: Reuters
Police officers from across the country are being drafted into London for the Queen's funeral

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Police officers from across the country are being drafted into London for the Queen’s funeralPhoto credit: Rex

The Premier League and EFL postponed all games last weekend as Scotland followed along with a host of other sporting events to pay tribute to Her Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral has been confirmed for Monday 19 September in London.

A multitude of police officers from across the country are to be drafted into London to work on this and the other events surrounding the farewell, with millions of mourners expected to descend on the capital.

As we reported last week, this means that Sunday’s Premier League games between Brentford and Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool and Manchester United against Leeds are among those to be mooted to be postponed or rescheduled.

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Up in Scotland, Rangers’ Champions League game at home against Napoli was postponed by 24 hours and away fans were banned.

SunSport understand England’s representatives in Uefa competitions this midweek will not be affected as Arsenal’s Europa League clash in north London is still scheduled to take place on Thursday.

However, there are still talks about the top domestic games for the coming weekend.

Moving games to the opposition venue has already been discussed, but they have also encountered major obstacles.

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For example, Liverpool’s neighbors Everton also play at home on Sunday, meaning Chelsea will move their game to Anfield, which is highly unlikely.

Meanwhile, a huge police presence is expected at Old Trafford for the game between heated rivals United and Leeds, which would also strain resources.

And EFL games in and around London are also at risk with Millwall, QPR and Watford set to host games.

But officials are still “hopeful” that a positive outcome could be achieved.

A spokesman for the National Police Chiefs Council said: “We will work with football clubs to ensure football matches can take place safely where possible, when balanced against the need to support national events and carry out day-to-day policing.

“This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved.”

Meanwhile, the return of the Premier League is causing major problems for Sky Sports as 24/7 coverage of the Queen’s funeral poses major problems due to a lack of TV trucks, according to the Daily Mail.

They explain that “Sky Sports, the Premier League’s main rights holder, is running out of OB vans needed to carry live broadcasts as many are used by their sister channel”.

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