'A source has told me': Jim White shares new PL plan that delivers big boost for Leeds promotion
talkSPORT broadcaster Jim White has shared details about the latest Premier League plan to finish the 19/20 season that delivers a major boost for Leeds United and West Brom.
Talking on the White & Sawyer show (talkSPORT, Wednesday, 10am), White said he was told that “Null & Void has never been an option”.
That’s the one scenario that would see promotion from the Championship potentially wiped out for Leeds.
In addition, White shared details of an ambitious plan that would see the Premier League finished by mid-July.
“A source has told me, the Premier League’s best-case scenario is to resume in June behind closed doors,” said White. “The season would finish in mid-July.
“It would see every team playing every three days. Then four or five weeks off and then the next season starts late August or early September.
“To me, it’s needs must. If that’s what they’ve got to do, then that’s what they’ve got to do.
“The Premier League has said the season needs to be finished as it’s a qualifier for different levels of football. Null & Void has never been an option.”
Co-host Natalie Sawyer responded saying, “You’ve also got to finish the EFL season. It’s great they’ve got a plan for the Premier League but the EFL has to finish too.”
Guest Trevor Sinclair said, “I think they all have to be brought together.”
The Premier League plan is in line with the latest reports from the Championship, said to be looking at a June 6 re-start date.
EFL chairman Rick Parry said that the remaining fixtures could get completed in 56 days which would deliver a timeline of August 1 for the main season to finish.
It looks like the Premier League is aiming for an even more ambitious target of around a month and a half, or 45 days, to get its remaining fixtures done.
That would mean a bigger break for the Premier League players, which could put Leeds at a bit of a disadvantage if they do get promoted.
However, the Leeds players would still have three or four weeks off and that should be plenty – the main thing is getting back in the Premier League, break or no break.
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