The EFL would prefer for Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion to be promoted automatically while Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston battle each other in the playoffs, according to The Guardian.
Football across the country is suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, and the governing body has been working around the clock to try to find a suitable resolution. Peacocks owner Andrea Radrizzani has made it very apparent he is not pleased with the French authorities’ announcement that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 have been cancelled.
At present, Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites sit at the top of the Championship table, boasting a seven-point-gap over the chasing pack, although the club finds itself in limbo as no decision has officially been made yet in regards to United’s potential promotion to the Premier League.
SportingLife journalist Tom Carnduff, who specialises in Leeds United, posted the revelation on Twitter, provoking discussion amongst the LUFC faithful. One fan argued the scenario is “pretty much ideal” while another added “I’d bite your hand off!”
Have a read through some of the different reactions down below…
It’s disappointing that we can’t see the promotion game. Can’t see the team lift the league title. Can’t see how bielsa would react. Can’t see the pitch invasion. It’s been a long time coming and it’s a shame we have to go up like this. That being said, it is the fairest way
— Reggie (@reggie_wray20) May 1, 2020
I’d bite your hand off!
— Matt Worden (@mjworden) May 1, 2020
That’s seems fair 👍
— Jack 💙💛 (@LeedsLeeds1919) May 1, 2020
Pretty much ideal
— Niall wright (@Niallwright5) May 1, 2020
Problem is, it depends on the Premier League playing out the season to decide relegation. Imagine the legal cases if the bottom 3 were just dumped without playing. Increasing the Premier League numbers is never gonna happen either. Call me a pessimist, but . . .
— Bob Brook (@OtleyFilmsnBeer) May 1, 2020
Always liked the EFL
— Tony Walker (@TonywalkerTony) May 1, 2020
What do you think, Leeds fans?
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