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Paul Robinson has said that a radical solution to the 19/20 and 20/21 seasons put forward by Mark Warburton “could work”.
Warburton said that finishing the 19/20 season was paramount and said that should happen even if it meant playing in September.
He went on to say, “If next season is played as half a season, with half the games at home and half of them away, then so be it.”
Asked about the idea, Robinson, talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News said, “That’s interesting and that could definitely work. And I prefer that idea to just voiding this season.
“Everyone started this season knowing the rules of the Championship and to just change those halfway through… It’s almost impossible to do.
“If you start next season late and just play half a season… There will be discrepancies as to who gets who at home and away, but it’s effectively the same for everyone.
“Another idea is you just scrap one or both of the domestic cup competitions and put the league games in where those matches were.
“There are conversations to have.”
A truncated 20/21 season is much more preferable to the rest of the 19/20 season getting voided.
The only problem would be a shorter season in the Premier League for Leeds if they go on to secure promotion.
However, it’s one step at a time at the moment and working out how and when the remaining nine games in the Championship can get played is the first priority.
After that’s done we can start thinking about the 20/21 season.
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