Exclusive: 'Really important' – Pundit delivers 19/20 verdict as Leeds re-start date reported
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
Paul Robinson has said that it’s “really important” for the 19/20 season to be finished as plans are reportedly being drawn up for a re-start on June 1.
All UK football is currently suspended until April 30 at the earliest but a report in the Sun claimed that the Premier League is set to resume behind closed doors on June 1.
Football Insider said that this is being mirrored in the Championship, with players needing a month to get up to match fitness.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “This plan to finish the season is only right. You can’t just hand someone a title or promotion or relegation, that’s not right.
“I think you have to finish the season, whether that pushes the start of next season back, or the gap between seasons is crushed.
“I just think there’s a time and a place when this is all done and people can pick up the baton and say ‘carry on again’.
“I think it’s really important the leagues are finished. Football is a secondary issue but we will still talk about it and I believe the season will be finished.”
Having a set re-start date would solve the problem that Robinson highlighted – that players are currently training at home with no end date to work towards.
The June 1 plan is the clearest one we’ve seen to getting the remaining nine fixtures of the season played.
Playing behind closed doors might not be the best news for clubs who are facing financial problems but if it’s a straight choice between that and voiding the season, we’d snap it up.
That is also the view of Leeds chief Angus Kinnear who said it was “vital” this season was finished.
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