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Journalist hints at timeline of key EFL decision for Sunderland, Portsmouth and others

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It is unlikely that an agreement will be made over the conclusion of the 2019/20 League One season today, according to the BBC’s Andrew Moon

Discussions between League One clubs and the EFL are set to resume today over if, how, and when the current campaign will be concluded.

It has been more than two months since the delay to the season began and though crunch talks were held last week, an agreement could not be reached.

The Premier League and Championship are pushing ahead with resuming in June, while League Two voted to curtail the season early last week.

League One clubs were unable to come to a unified decision, as they’re reportedly split – with some determined to complete the current campaign on the pitch and others keen to follow in the footsteps of League Two.

It appears that the issue is unlikely to be resolved in the meeting today either as Moon has reported that further discussions are needed to find a solution.

Among those pushing for the League One season to be continued are six promotion hopefuls – Sunderland, Portsmouth, Ipswich Town, Peterborough United, Oxford United and Fleetwood Town – who released a unified statement late last week.

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The Verdict

It appears that the wait for a decision over if, how, and when the 2019/20 League One campaign will be concluded is going to stretch on.

That is perhaps not a huge surprise, given the reported split between the sides in the division.

You can completely understand the stance of the six promotion-chasing sides, including the likes of Sunderland and Portsmouth, who want a chance to decide their fate on the pitch.

It will be interesting to see how things develop this week.


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