EFL set to meet on Wednesday morning to discuss suggested proposals
The EFL will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss several proposed amendments suggested by clubs on how to end the current football season.
Last week, the EFL released an overdue statement confirming they will be sticking with the original decision which will either see the season continued behind closed doors, the EFL’s and Town’s preferred stance, or end the season early with a points-per-game model deciding the final places.
That is exactly what has happened, according to BBC’s Ian Dennis, with the EFL set to meet on Wednesday morning to discuss ‘a number of submissions’ received by EFL clubs.
Dennis tweeted: “The EFL Board has received a number of submissions from Clubs in respect of proposed amendments to EFL Regulations.
“As a result of a number of competing proposals, these will now be discussed at tomorrow’s EFL Board meeting”
One suggestion which will be under discussion is Tranmere Rover’s calculated points-per-game proposal.
The proposal includes a ‘margin for error calculator’ taking into account clubs who traditionally perform well (or not) during the final stages of the season.
Confused? Us too! The proposal (click here for a detailed explanation), looks at the final nine games over the last three seasons, could see the calculated points for the final nine games range from -5.45 to +6.3% on average.
Unsurprisingly, that system would see Tranmere Rovers remain in League One next season, with the play-off picture changing as Peterborough and Sunderland would both be in contention for a potential Wembley visit.
Speaking on his head scratching idea, Tranmere chairman Mark Palios said: “We’re trying to effect a compromise as close to the EFL’s position but iterate our original proposal to reflect the wishes of the majority of clubs and achieve a fairer solution that football people will recognise as such.”
The Premier League and Championship are set to resume their respective campaigns later this month, with four League Two clubs preparing for their end of season play-off matches after clubs voted unanimously to end the season early.
Clubs, including the much anticipated League One vote, are set to take place on Monday 8th June, with clubs voting on how the season will be concluded, with only a 51 per cent majority now needed to sanction any outcome.