Sky Sports pundit delivers Leeds verdict after club handed 'bizarre' choice
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has heaped praise on Leeds United after Angus Kinnear presented the club’s stance on the 19/20 campaign.
After the EFL’s statement on Wednesday that said the Championship would be ended on points-per-game if 51% of the clubs agreed, Kinnear said that Leeds wanted to finish the season on the pitch.
That, despite the fact that Leeds would be promoted as champions if the season was ended early.
In his column in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Prutton said, “It’s a bizarre situation if suddenly you get presented the opportunity to win the league.
“We have seen Leeds go on dismal runs for about the same amount of games that there are left in the season,” Prutton said.
“But I can understand what Kinnear is saying and there is a certain admirable trait to it and I think you have to make the right noises with regards to trying to get it finished on the pitch.
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“That’s got to be everyone’s first port of call.”
There are some Leeds fans who would rather the club voted to end the season and for any doubt about their final league position to be removed.
However, that could be a dangerous game for Leeds.
We think they need to vote for the Championship to go on to remove any doubt about whether they should be promoted.
Norwich’s sporting director Stuart Webber has already sad that Norwich would push to block promotion for Leeds if the Premier League played on and the Championship didn’t
It’s important for Leeds to do everything they can to ensure that their remaining nine games are played – or at least as many as they need to secure promotion mathematically.
Webber wouldn’t have a leg to stand on if Leeds couldn’t be caught and that hopefully won’t take the full nine games.
Leeds have Cardiff and then Fulham up first if the fixture order stays the same and two wins could give them a massive boost towards mathematical certainty.
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