With Leeds United currently sitting top of the Championship, they have more interest than most when it comes to what the authorities will decide to do in terms of finishing the season.
Therefore, they will have been delighted after an update from the EFL today recommended that the season is decided on a points per game basis, with promotion and relegation retained, if it can’t be completed.
Will Leeds United be playing in the Premier League next season?
Whilst the aim is still to finish the season in the Championship, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men seven-points clear of third-placed Fulham, it would take some collapse for them not to go up. And, this has given them the added security of knowing they will win promotion, providing they aren’t caught, if any fixtures aren’t complete.
EFL recommends that if the season should have to be curtailed, final placings should be determined on unweighted points per game and promotion and relegation should be retained.
Curtailment needs 51 per cent of clubs to vote in favour.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) May 21, 2020
However, this does need to be agreed by 51% of the clubs in each division to happen – and a vote is likely to take place in the coming weeks.
Nevertheless, this was a positive update for Leeds, although some still couldn’t help but fear the worst given the Whites’ history. Here we look at some of the reaction to the news…
We will vote No to make a point and lose out by a vote. Most Leeds thing ever.
— Nick Walmsley 💛💙 (@NickW1982) May 21, 2020
The statement actually had some meat on the bones for a change. Pretty impressive statement
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) May 21, 2020
End the season now lads
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) May 21, 2020
Probably be the most #lufc thing ever to lose the first 3 games, drop out of the top two and then the season is curtailed……..sorry been a fan for 40+ yrs!
— Mark Philmore (@IdlePastimes) May 21, 2020
Don’t you know pump it up, points per game we’re going up
— Giles Sowden (@GilesSowden) May 21, 2020
Be interesting to see the outcome
— shirley drysdale (@shirleydrysdale) May 21, 2020
Be interesting to see if leeds really are the most hated team in England. 24 votes to play the games incoming 👎💛💙
— Rori Bews (@theboybews4) May 21, 2020