Sheffield Wednesday: EFL set fresh date for clubs meeting to decide how season will be resolved

Sheffield Wednesday and their fellow EFL clubs will now meet on June 9 to determine how the season will be concluded if no further regular season matches are played.

The EFL board met on Wednesday to discuss various alternative and adapted proposals submitted by clubs over how final placings should be decided.

And the board have now declared the consultation process closed, with clubs set to vote on proposed regulation changes at next Tuesday’s meeting - which was originally set for June 8.

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The EFL have confirmed that a number of different proposals will be discussed at the meeting, including their own original framework.

This proposed a straight points per game calculation to decide final placings, with promotion, relegation and the play-offs still taking place.

A statement from the EFL read: “The EFL board met today and considered a number of proposals submitted by EFL clubs in respect of proposed amendments to EFL regulations in order to determine what will happen in the event the 2019/20 season is curtailed in any EFL division.

“This now brings an end to a comprehensive consultation phase and clubs have today received formal notice of the meeting which will now take place on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

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“At that meeting clubs will consider a number of different proposals from both clubs and the board of the EFL.”

Only after the methods by which the season will be decided in the event of no further matches taking place will clubs then vote to determine whether or not to curtail the season in each of the divisions individually.

Championship clubs are back in training ahead of a proposed June 20 restart date.

Clubs had until 2pm on Tuesday to submit alternative proposals to the EFL’s own suggested framework.

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Both Barnsley and Tranmere Rovers proposed that relegation be scrapped for a season.

Tranmere also suggested an adapted PPG method which took into account a margin for error and would allow for an expanded play-off campaign in each division.

Barnsley suggested relegated clubs should receive parachute payments to help them through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on football.


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