x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Should the Community Shield stay in its own community?

Sir Alex Ferguson has raised concerns about the possibility of playing the FA Community Shield, the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, outside of its tradional home of Wembley.

Sir Alex Ferguson has raised concerns about the possibility of playing the FA Community Shield, the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, outside of its tradional home of Wembley. Of course, the trophy has been played for outside of England before in Cardiff, Wales, while the new Wembley was being built, but the Red Devils boss hopes the FA do not look to play the game as far a field as Abu Dhabi or Dubai with the Premier League season always scheduled to kick off the following week. Do you think he raises a point? Would it be unreasonable to expect players to travel thousands of miles a week before the season starts? Have your say now!