More than two months after the delay to the season, the EFL announced yesterday that if the season is curtailed it should be settled using an unweighted points-per-game system, with promotion and relegation retained, and play-offs key but not extended past four sides.
Additionally, the EFL clarified that at least 51% of clubs in a division would need to vote in favour of curtailment for the season to be ended early.
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The update indicates that should the Championship season be brought to an end without another game being played, Leeds would be crowned champions.
The Whites are top of the table as things stand, having moved one point ahead of West Bromwich Albion with a win against Huddersfield Town in March – the last league game they played before the delay.
However, Hay has warned Leeds fans that the Premier League’s stance on relegating sides via a points-per-game system if the season cannot be concluded on the pitch could be an issue.
PPG confirmation from the EFL is obviously very good for Leeds. Covers them in terms of finishing top if games can’t be played. But still need confirmation that the EPL will apply relegation via PPG if its own season can’t play out. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 21, 2020
That has drawn an interesting reaction from Whites supporters, many of whom have taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
Inevitable the Championship won’t finish they’re holding out to try and prolong every eventuality to limit legal action.
— Paul Walker (@PaulWal56567799) May 21, 2020
WE WANT TO WIN PROMOTION PROPER PHILIP
— MMLUFC (@Michael46041497) May 21, 2020
We are going up aren’t we Phil 🙏🏻
— Mike Osmond (@mikeosmond) May 21, 2020
Nailed on Phil 🙈
— CM (@ChrisMoulds01) May 21, 2020
If its decided on PPG there will be court cases aplenty, this will be very messy if the games can’t be played
— timmy wills (@willstimmy) May 21, 2020
— Lewis Finney (@LewisFinney18) May 21, 2020
— Darren Clark (@DarrenC37382695) May 21, 2020
Come on Phil don't get us all worried https://t.co/nCpf8Fhicr
— Lufc82 (@aidanwalton1919) May 21, 2020