It’s a frustrating time to be a football supporter, with recent off-the-field events calling a halt to fixtures across the UK.
No scheduled return date has been put in place for fixtures to return to the Championship, which means that the battle for promotion and survival has been put on hold for the time being.
Leeds United are in the strongest position to win promotion into the Premier League this term, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side sat top of the second tier standings.
At the other end of the table, Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town are one of the teams battling for survival in the Championship heading into the final nine matches of this year’s campaign.
It has recently been reported by The Telegraph that some teams in the Championship aren’t keen to restart the season anytime soon given the off-the-field situation at hand.
Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Leeds United man Noel Whelan issued a dig at the Terriers, and claimed they’re lower in the table because they haven’t been good enough this term.
“Chairmen, people affiliated with clubs, they have got their own intentions. Everyone has a vested interest in their own clubs but it is up to the majority.
“It is going to be about outweighing the ones that are grumbling. They are only grumbling for their own interests.
“They should be dealing with their own clubs. If Huddersfield are down there battling, it is because they have not been good enough.”
Whelan went on to issue praise for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and insisted that they should let the likes of Huddersfield ‘grumble’, over a potential solution to this year’s campaign.
“Leeds are up there because they have been consistent throughout the season. Very rarely have Leeds been outside the top-two. It shows how strong they have been.
“Let them grumble, they are a minority.”
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He’s got a point here.
I’m not surprised to hear that some of the clubs that are potentially facing relegation into League One are voicing their ‘concerns’ over a return to competitive action.
Leeds are surely going to win promotion into the Premier League this season whatever happens, as they’ve put themselves in a strong position to make a long-awaited return to the top-flight.