Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after the English Football League announced that their ‘primary objective’ was to resume the 2019/20 season when possible.
Play is currently on ice until, at least, April 30 after the EFL further postponed all fixtures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has sparked questions around the country over how the current campaign will finish or if it even can, though the term has been indefinitely extended in order to play the full contingent of fixtures
Declaring the season null and void would have led to dire consequences for team’s challenging for promotion or save those fighting relegation, while simply extending the term is no easy fix with some contracts expiring on June 30 and the uncertainty over when it will be safe to play again.
The EFL are intent on resuming the current campaign once it does become safe to do so, and issued a statement on Tuesday declaring that a £50million short-term relief package will also be available for club’s struggling financially via interest-free loans.
The statement led to many Leeds fans taking to social media to offer their thoughts on the matter, with the club currently atop the Championship standings and on course to secure Premier League football.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Been saying for years that the EFL were a great organisation
— Sam (@Samk_lufc) March 18, 2020
Health first, but a bit of footy, even behind closed doors would be a very welcome diversion in these dark times.
— Chris Neal (@cgsneal) March 18, 2020
sensible from the EFL 👍
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) March 18, 2020
No mention of any grant’s then no? pfft just loan more money yay,said the “Ubuntu society” advocate,never.
— Mal Nicolson (@RespectRules121) March 18, 2020
Always said EFL were a great organisation and always did the right thing
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) March 18, 2020
Oh right so when this all blows over then they have to pay the loan back plus interest as well? All about lining pockets.
— Ian Goldsworthy (@IanGoldsworthy2) March 18, 2020
never slated the EFL
— jac (@lufcJF) March 18, 2020
Forget next season till this one is finished how ever long it takes
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket 💙💛💙💛 (@delwright21) March 18, 2020
Does this help with FFP rules
— Nige (@hectorswhites) March 18, 2020
Well then that’s what it will have to be, as long as it takes
— Ricky Block (@richardblock24) March 18, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a 12-time youth international is reportedly eager to seal a permanent move to Elland Road.