The latest update on the EFL meeting with League One clubs this morning has been revealed, however it has left fans frustrated.
Representatives from all League One clubs met with EFL officials to debate what should happened to the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
It’s understood a meeting between League One clubs has failed to reach a definitive outcome on how to proceed, so the clubs will meet again next week.
League Two clubs will have their meeting this afternoon, it could turn out different with many sides struggling financially.
While a growing number of sides have grown reluctant to attempt to complete the campaign, a number of promotion-chasing teams – He released a statement on behalf of the Peterborough, Oxford, Sunderland, Fleetwood, Portsmouth and Ipswich – want to see fixtures played and the season finished once it is safe to do so.
Both sides were able to put forward their perspectives during this morning’s conference call, with clubs now able to take stock and consider their position ahead of another meeting next week.
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has been noted to be concerned regarding the sponsorship/ticket repayments. Other clubs less so. It would roughly cost £350k-500k per club to continue.
The one thing that was revealed from the meeting was that BBC 5 Live’s Ian Dennis has claimed the coronavirus testing programme will be funded by the League.
He said: ‘In a draft document for a protocol to return to training, the EFL says the testing program will be funded by the League, which will provide all reasonable logistical support to ensure that the program runs effectively.
The level of testing remains subject to confirmation of Government advice and the testing process to be advised by the League is currently being finalised. Details will be confirmed in good time before testing is to commence. This protocol will require the consent of all stakeholders and the agreement of Clubs.
Fans reacted after the latest update on the EFL meeting with League One clubs…
Ffs get it sorted…
— andy wilson (@andycwilson) May 15, 2020
Decisions need to be made next week for whatever scenario see clubs know whether they’re back training and plan for games etc
— Kyle Flynn (@iflynno) May 15, 2020
What a surprise!!
— ian king (@ianjamesking28) May 15, 2020
Who would have predicted this! Toughest decision in centuries gets put back shocker!?
— Ian Rose (@rosebowl99) May 15, 2020
A meeting to arrange a meeting. They need to come up with an outcome. It can’t keep dragging on. Teams need clarity
— Peter Goodwin (@petergoodwin92) May 15, 2020
End it, start again in August (if possible) everything we do in this Country needs meetings after meetings…. grab the bull by the horns, end it and move on simple!!
— David Ryder (@arydercockhorse) May 15, 2020
— Brian Shotton (@shotb83) May 15, 2020
This will take longer than the takeover did at this rate
— Joe Green (@JoeGree47282963) May 15, 2020