Fulham boss Martin Jol loves the busy festive programme.

Many have campaigned for a break over the Christmas period in English football but Jol, who has managed in leagues who do have a rest period in the winter, does not want to see it introduced here.

He said: "Abroad I would prefer a winter break because it is a common thing but in England I would play on and play all the games because it is almost a family tradition to go to football.

"I always love it at Christmas time, in Germany they would never think about playing on, but in England it is different - even if it is not warm enough the crowd still turn up in their thousands. We play for the supporters so why would I want a winter break?"