The EFL have been blasted for their announcement that the Championship season will resume behind closed doors on June 20, according to The Athletic.
On Sunday, the EFL confirmed that the second-tier would start up again in a few weeks’ time but clubs are furious that they had no idea about the public statement until half an hour before.
It is understood that Derby County, Reading and Bristol City knew what was coming but most of the other 21 did not.
One of The Athletic’s sources said that the statement was “dumped on clubs with no prior warning”.
Another senior source, at a “leading” Championship club told The Athletic that it was “typical of the f*****g EFL”.
QPR made their disdain towards the timing of the announcement well known but Leeds United have quietly gone about their business.
Leeds have been advocates for the season to restart so they can play out their final nine matches and, hopefully, win promotion to the Premier League by sealing a top-two spot.
But with all that has gone on between the EFL and Leeds over the years, we would not be shocked if they are the “leading” club that The Athletic has mentioned in their report.
Of course it would be typical of that organisation to hand barely any warning to clubs before making a big statement like that.
Why are the clubs being left behind just to appease fans who have grown increasingly frustrated by the lack of updates in their statements?
In other Leeds United news, the club has been handed a major reminder of what could go wrong at training.