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26th May 2020 19:49

League Two clubs vote to end season, but League One teams fail to decide
Fri 15 May 2020, By Dan Roan & Simon Stone, BBC Sport

League Two's season has been brought to an early conclusion following discussions between clubs and the English Football League on Friday.

The EFL said clubs "unanimously indicated" they wished to end the season via a "framework" that included tables being decided on points per game and the play-offs remaining as planned.

Any move still needs to be ratified by the EFL and Football Association.

Read more at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52679614


League Two clubs vote to end the season NOW with final standings decided by points-per-game as teams are unable to pay £140,000 coronavirus test bill
- The League Two season is over after clubs agreed to cancel the season now
- A resumption has been left impossible as cash-strapped clubs struggle
- They cannot afford to pay for the coronavirus testing needed to resume playing
- The final table has been settled using a weighted points-per-game calculation
- It sees Swindon Town crowned champions ahead of Crewe Alexandra
- Swindon had been behind Crewe on goal difference when the season was halted


League Two clubs have voted to cancel the remainder of the season and settle the table via a weighted points-per-game system.

The financial burden of the coronavirus lockdown has left clubs unable to afford the £140,000 needed for sufficient COVID-19 tests, or for their players to come off of the government's furlough scheme.

The play-offs to decide who gets promoted to League One, however, are still planned to go ahead behind closed doors.

The club vote still needs to be ratified and agreed by the EFL and the FA.

An EFL statement on Friday read: Having considered the protocols and costs that would be required to be met to conclude the current season, League Two Clubs have unanimously indicated a preferred direction of travel to curtail the campaign in line with the framework outlined by the EFL Board.

'In addition, Clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019/20 as a result of circumstances created where fixtures cannot be completed. No commitments were made in this respect and the Board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.'

Read more at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8323733/League-Two-clubs-vote-end-season-NOW.html


John Radford said on facebook "it’s not perfect but the best for football". He also noted that if it had been a year ago we would have been promoted!

John Radford on facebook:
If it was us this time last year we would be L1, so it’s not perfect but the best for football. coys



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