The English Premier League says play will start in it's 2011/12 season will begin before the final game of the 2010/11 season has been played.
Wolverhampton Wanderers play Blackburn Rovers on the 22nd of May in the last match of the current season, 24hours after Manchester United face Chelsea in the opening game of the new one.
"This is ludicrous" Gordon Taylor, the Chief executive of the PFA told reporters. "Yes, our members like playing football, and yes, making them play will keep them out of the nightclubs and bedrooms of third rate topless models, but the non-stop schedule will see more of them injured and spending time on the sidelines, getting drunk and roasting."
But Richard Scudamore, the Chief Executive of the Premier League says clubs have brought this on themselves.
"We keep being told that more games are what the fans want, and this gives them football throughout the year, without a break. The clubs in the league have to realise that if they take the BskyB millions, they have to dance to their tune. And this is what Mr Murdoch wants, as it's the only thing that makes him money."
The fixture list isn't going down well with players, thought. One, who plays for one of the Big Four clubs and didn't want to be identified, told reporters he was less than pleased with it.
"It's a crazy number of games to play. How on earth am I supposed to carry on having affairs when I'll be totally exhausted from playing football? I mean, I'm not getting any younger and this schedule could carry me off. And not in a good way."