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Players would like a return to sitting during matches, say PFA

A survey carried out by the PFA found most leading players would like seats installed on the pitch so they can have a sit-down during a game to catch up on their blog, update their FaceBook status, tweet their girlfriends or watch TV during Premiership matches.

The survey also revealed that other players would like a break during games to change their gloves, contact their agent or perhaps buy another Porsche, and would be happy with a simple fold-away chair for league matches but would be looking at a Natuzzi leatherette recliner or Pinnafirina when playing in Europe.

Seats were originally removed from pitches following the 1888-89 season in an attempt to speed up the game and stop gentlemen players from writing in their diaries, reading their newspaper or sending telegrams to the Queen.

Taylor said Premiership players are role models for kids and sitting with your feet up watching TV when you should be working sends out a clear message for any youngster thinking of getting a job to consider very carefully.

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Posted: Dec 20th, 2013 by Gerontius

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