DEAR PREMIER SOCCER Regarding Gordon Brown's letter of April 18 expressing the view that the Football Association are being unfair to Manchester United by not extending the season, Mr Brown says the league was extended in 1989. He seems to have overlooked the impact of the Hillsborough disaster. In the aftermath, Liverpool did not play for over one month and the league was only extended by one week. In that final week of the season, Liverpool played the FA Cup final against Everton, which went to extra-time, West Ham in the league on the following Tuesday and Arsenal on the Friday. Yet I did not hear Liverpool complaining. DAVID HANNAH, Floral Villas, Sai Kung. I write in reply to your correspondent Gordon Brown of April 18. Mr Brown cites the Liverpool v Arsenal championship decider in 1989 as an example of the season being extended and suggests that this was done to boost television revenue. I am sure it was not deliberate, but Mr Brown's comments are in very unfortunate taste. The season was extended that year because Liverpool had to rearrange this fixture following the Hillsborough disaster. I can recall no precedent for the season being extended to accommodate a team who have done better in Europe than expected. KEITH WINGARD, Mansfield Road, Hong Kong.