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EFL Board Meeting Today Ahead of Votes
Wednesday, 27th May 2020 11:07

The EFL board is meeting today to review League One clubs’ feedback on the draft framework published last week aimed at finally resolving how the division will be brought to an end.

That framework outlined two scenarios, finishing the season behind closed doors, as the EFL themselves, Town and a number of other clubs hope to do, or stopping it now and allocating positions, promotion and relegation via unweighted points per game.

The feedback from the clubs, which includes a Tranmere suggestion for a revised points per game system which includes a margin of error, will be assessed and then the framework finalised before two votes take place.

First, 51 per cent of the EFL’s 71 clubs - including 13 from the Championship - need to vote in favour of a change to the regulations at an EGM to allow the implementation of the points per game solution.

The divisions will then separately vote on how they would like to conclude their seasons. It’s likely this vote will take place early next week with it understood most League One clubs would prefer to curtail the season now and decide the various outcomes by the EFL’s preferred unweighted points per game system.

That would see Coventry champions, Rotherham second and Oxford United, Portsmouth, Fleetwood Town and Wycombe Wanderers in the play-offs. Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers would be relegated.

The Blues would finish 11th, their their lowest position since 1952/53 when the Blues, then managed by Scott Duncan, were 16th in Division Three South.

The Championship is expected to be played to its conclusion behind closed doors, while League Two clubs have already held an indicative vote which will see their season brought to an early end.

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Roberds added 11:26 - May 27
What I hope happens - common sense prevails, the season is ended and the table decided on average PPG. The EFL uses the down time to address the broken financial model that it has allowed to develop, bringing in salary caps and "fit and proper" tests for owners that actually work. ITFC use the down time to work out how this season went so disastrously wrong and take decisive steps to make us challengers for whenever next season starts.

What will happen - deadlock, confusion and self-interested arguments from all sides, with Darragh MacAnthony being particularly vocal. The EFL plods on with an astonishing lack of leadership and vision, allowing this farce to continue well past its stated deadline of 31st July. ITFC use the downtime to thrash out a new contract extension for PL, then re-sign Will Keane the day before the new season starts.

runningout added 12:27 - May 27
Spot on.. ITFC deserve nothing from this season. I’m still in trauma of how we have fallen for over 10 years. Good luck to the rest of the League 1 teams in their more encouraging battles

Blue12345 added 12:56 - May 27
The EFL have been dragging their feet too long with this. They should make a decision and then implement that decision. If the EFL state that the season will be played then they should carry out a plan and make resources available to ensure it is safe to do so. If they decide this isn't possible they should then make a decision as to how the season will be ended. But either way, as the governing body it should come down to them.

runningout added 13:41 - May 27
Guessing who would have got a win loss or draw against whoever is not a good way to finalise anything. If that’s the case a lot of people would make £’s betting!!

ArnieM added 13:51 - May 27
It’s a complete shambles , mainly because the EFL are bloody useless. Not an ounce of leadership. Not fit for purpose.

smellmycheese added 15:21 - May 27
FFS. How many meetings 😳

Gforce added 15:25 - May 27
Changing the subject for a moment. There was an interesting piece in the Sunday mirror, regarding Mike Ashley. He expects to be told the Premier league will approve the 320 million sale of Newcastle and that it will finally go through this week.
It goes on to say owner Ashley has had initial talks about taking over an EFL club.
Apparently he has already looked at purchasing a club which in the past has won the league and the FA Cup, but has since slipped a fair way down the football ladder.
The sports direct magnate has told friends that he doesn't want to buy another Premier league club because he hasn't the financial muscle to compete at the highest level.
But he still has the energy and drive to rescue an underachieving club whose owner wants out.
Sounds like a club close to home????

December1963 added 16:23 - May 27
I hope your having a sick joke, I for one would rather stick with Marcus Evans.

smellmycheese added 17:24 - May 27
I hope you’re right G Force.

runningout added 17:35 - May 27
Could be a few clubs

Gforce added 18:06 - May 27
If as stated its a club which has slipped a fair way down the football ladder, it has to be a league one or league two club and there is very few of them who have won
both the league and the FA Cup.

Dissboyitfc added 19:02 - May 27
could be sunderland and i hope it is. dont want him here!

EatonBlue added 20:59 - May 27
Mike Ashley - probably Portsmouth

Bluearmy_81 added 23:50 - May 27
You couldn't make it up!! We've just finished at our lowest ebb in nearly 70 years and some of you are still saying "better the devil you know!!" He would be infinitely better than Evans. Unfcukinbelievable

Razor added 10:18 - May 28
I think if the will was there and the courage plus financial help from the big boys this could be settled on the pitch.

This I would much prefer as with a lot of our players now fully fit and an easy fixture list I still think we could give it a good go for the play offs.

It wont happen of course in reality and then this football club has really got to sort itself out------that probably wont happen either!!

rabbit added 18:21 - May 28
Thanks for your insight Bluearmy_81.
Quote from you referring to Mike Ashley "He would be infinitely better than Evans. Unfcukinbelievable"
Kindly just help us, mere mortals, by explaining your rationale behind this comment please.

rabbit added 08:32 - May 30
Such a shame that a poster on this site feels it ok to insult and ridicule another poster for a reasonable opinion but then has no ability to back up his own opinion.

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