EFL 'heading for a war' after losing vote that could have major impact on Leeds promotion
The EFL and League Two clubs are “heading for a war” according to a report in the Sun – and it could have a major knock-on effect for West Brom and Leeds United.
The League Two season was scrapped last week but the report claims that the EFL lost a vote 20-4, with clubs voting against relegating anyone.
This could potentially have a big impact on Leeds.
After the EFL meeting last week it was confirmed that the leagues would be decided by an unweighted points-per-game system if they couldn’t finish.
That’s great for Leeds who would be confirmed as champions and win automatic promotion if the Championship doesn’t restart.
The Sun report claims that the EFL “may overrule” the vote and Leeds fans will have to hope that’s the case.
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Why does this affect Leeds?
Premier League sides are busy looking at ways they can cancel relegation from the top flight.
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber pointed to the FA and claimed that cancelling promotion and relegation in the non-leagues set a precedent that the Premier League should follow.
If the EFL cancels relegation from any of its leagues then that really does set a dangerous precedent.
If relegation was cancelled from the Premier League then promotion could go the same way with clubs unlikely to vote for an expanded division next season.
BBC reporter Simon Stone echoed what we’re saying with a tweet that read, “Safe to assume clubs at top of Championship will be expecting the EFL to uphold the principle of relegation in L2.”
Safe to assume clubs at top of Championship will be expecting the EFL to uphold the principle of relegation in L2.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 15, 2020
It means the thorny subject of relegation is set to rumble on across the whole of the football pyramid in the UK.
The decision to go ahead with relegation or to scrap it in League Two is set to take place at the next EFL meeting.
Leeds fans will be watching with bated breath.
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