MOT View: English club chairman offers worrying update on EFL stance - 'They’re hanging around'
The English Football League is not exactly in the good books of Leeds United fans after years of questionable decisions against the club by the governing body.
It has been widely speculated that the EFL will do whatever they can to keep Leeds in the Championship due to them being the biggest club in England outside the Premier League and if the Whites go up, the EFL could lose a lot of money.
That is what a lot of fans think anyway, but at the moment, the EFL have bigger concerns than which league Leeds will be playing in next season and that is how the football season can resume.
It has been widely reported that the EFL are planning to resume the season in June after a three-week training period. However matches will be played behind closed doors.
While that is fine for a financially-sound club like Leeds, Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt has revealed that it would ruin clubs that are further down the football league pyramid.
Holt took to his personal Twitter account on Tuesday to say: “EFL answering no questions. Many clubs go bust if next season is behind closed doors. And many will go bust paying players wages if next season doesn’t start.
“The EFL are doing nothing to allay my fears. They’re hanging around waiting for the Premier League before moving.”
Even though the financial aspect doesn’t apply to Leeds, the fact that the EFL is just going to wait around to see what the Premier League does is concerning.
Why can’t the EFL make themselves the pace-setters? Why can’t they come up with a solution for the cash-strapped clubs of League One and League Two while also figuring out how to get the Championship season finished.
Based on Holt’s tweet, the EFL are neglecting those clubs in need because they’re stuck under the thumb of the Premier League.
Some clubs are a ticking timebomb in terms of their finances and each day that passes by, the closer an EFL club gets to being shut down.
In other Leeds United news, Paul Robinson has said why Kiko Casilla hasn’t apologised to Jonathan Leko.