Leeds United players have returned to Thorp Arch this week and with the news that only two people tested positive out of over 1,000, it seems likely that the Championship season will be able to reconvene at some point.
Once the league does restart, it remains to be seen which order Leeds will have to play their remaining nine fixtures. Will they play them in the same order as what they were meant to before the Championship was halted or will a new order to be drafted up so that travel is limited in some kind of way?
If Leeds are to play their fixtures in the order they were before then it means that Marcelo Bielsa’s men would play away at Cardiff City in their first game back but there is a potential issue with that, according to BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope.
Although we’re all part of the United Kingdom, the English, Welsh and Scottish governments have not been totally aligned on certain things during the coronavirus pandemic.
It poses the question: what happens if football in England is able to resume but not football in Wales? How can Leeds play against Cardiff if the Welsh government does not allow matches to take place until a later date?
As for fixture order I don’t know. Also with English & Welsh governments not completely aligned over the measures to handle the virus will this affect resumption of matches away at Cardiff & Swansea?
— Adam Pope (@apopey) May 26, 2020
It is also worth mentioning that the Whites also have a trip to Swansea to play so two of their fixtures might be affected by this.
We hope there are no issues and that Swansea and Cardiff are able to host games.
But if they are not, will this add more traction to the idea of playing at empty, neutral venues across the country? Could we see Swansea and Cardiff’s home stadium turn into somewhere like Ashton Gate?
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