By David Woods

1st Apr, 2020 | 1:07pm

Reliable journalist delivers significant promotion boost to Leeds fans

Independent journalist Miguel Delaney put out a tweet on Tuesday that will come as a big relief to West Brom and Leeds United fans. 

He said that while there was growing support for the 19/20 Premier League to be voided – which would leave Leeds in limbo – the top flight couldn’t do that on its own.

In his tweet, Delaney said, “Premier League can’t unilaterally decide to void season without EFL agreement”.

In the accompanying report, Delaney also claimed that the Premier League can’t unilaterally re-align promotion and relegation – so they can’t decide it’s one up and one down instead of three up and three down.

He also said that EFL is “unmoving” in wanting the 19/20 season finished and won’t budge as up to 45 clubs could go out of business.

This is great news for Leeds fans, who will have been increasingly worried after a lot of news about the Premier League going it alone this week.

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Two Premier League proposals to finish the 19/20 season seemed to hint at this.

The first, reported by the Mail, was to re-start the Premier League in the first weekend of May and finish it by July 12, with all games taking place behind closed doors.

That would take government approval and, talking on talkSPORT, Ally McCoist said it was “wrong” to prioritise one league over the others.

The other, that came from Delany, was to hole Premier League sides up in World Cup-style camps and televise all 92 games in a “TV mega event”.

Both of these plans have caused consternation for Leeds fans, with no provision for the Championship.

However, we’ve said that the EFL and the Premier League are inextricably linked and Delaney goes further.

As long as the EFL hold their position, the Premier League is ultimately going to have to fall into line and the seasons will have to be finished.

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