League Two clubs vote to end 2019/20 season but League One clubs fail to come to agreement

League Two clubs have voted to end the 2019/20 season, according to reports.

A meeting was held on Friday between member clubs and the EFL over how to proceed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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League One and Two clubs held a meeting with the EFL on Friday
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How the League Two table currently looks
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The BBC claim an agreement was reached to end the season and final league positions will be determined by a points-per-game method but issues over promotion and relegation are yet to be finalised.

The EFL are also still planning to hold the League Two play-offs with two-legged semi-finals and then a final.

talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams said that League Two clubs expressed an opinion not to continue due to the cost of finishing the season.

The top three teams would be promoted with the fourth via the play-offs but 20 of the 24 clubs said there should be no relegation.

The EFL is also thought to have said they would pay for the coronavirus testing for the play-offs but not for the remainder of the season, leaving clubs with a £140,000 bill.

The League One meeting concluded with no definitive agreement between the clubs on ending the season now amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the PA news agency.

The 23 clubs gathered via conference call at 9.30am this morning for their weekly meeting, but were unable to come to a united position and will convene again early next week.

Six third-tier clubs – Fleetwood, Ipswich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, and Sunderland – said on Thursday that they were opposed to ending the season now on a points-per-game basis.

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony tweeted on Thursday evening: “We as a collective are United in our goal to finish this season.

“We have no desire for voiding the season, PPG scenario’s/letting a computer decide our footballing fate.

“For our fans/staff and for the integrity of our sport we are all looking forward to completing our pending fixtures/season under guidance from the EFL at a time it is deemed safe to do so. Thank you for your time.”

Listen to the EFL Show on talkSPORT2 this evening from 6pm for all the latest reaction to the news with guests including Leyton Orient’s Jobi McAnuff, Crawley boss John Yems and Swindon chairman Lee Power.


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