Championship rivals send Leeds & EFL letter in bid to void season - report
Hull City have become the first club to officially move to get the 19/20 season voided, according to John Percy in the Telegraph.
He claims that Ehab Allam, the club’s vice-chairman, has sent a letter to the EFL, Leeds and the other 22 Championship clubs outlining why he doesn’t think the season should restart.
That comes after it was reported that the EFL are going to open doors to training next week ahead of a potential June 20 kick-off.
The letter cites costs of £1.2m at playing the rest of the season and officially states that Hull will vote against extending player contracts past June 30.
Allam said: “I do not presently believe that the 2019/20 season can be safely completed without unnecessarily exposing Championship clubs to potential legal action in the event that one or more of its employees (or their family members) were to become infected with COVID-19.
“My position remains that the season should be voided.”
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Hull City are two points clear of the dropzone at the moment – it really comes as no surprise that they’re looking to get the season ended now.
They’ve also got the worst form in the Championship at the moment and haven’t won a game in the league since New Year’s Day.
That lines up with the club selling their best player, Jarrod Bowen, in January. He moved to West Ham where he’s impressed in the top-flight.
Hull’s last two games in the Championship were a 4-0 mauling by Leeds United and a 5-1 defeat to Stoke.
Thankfully, the report states that the majority of clubs in the Championship are on a different course to Hull and want the season to be played out.
The way things are going that would spell disaster for Hull, who funnily enough, didn’t mention their disastrous form in 2020 in the letter.
It’s yet another clear case of self interest, although we acknowledge that clubs do have genuine financial worries ahead of them.
In other Leeds United news, Championship rivals send Leeds & EFL letter in first official bid to null & void season – report