Updated: EFL release statement confirming Tuesday’s meeting

You just couldn’t make it up! The vote to decide the outcome of the League One season has been delayed, again!

Originally planned for next Monday (June 8), the EFL have had to delay the crucial League One meeting for another 24 hours.

This is because the EFL did not get the ballot papers to the clubs on time, with regulations stating that the clubs must be given five days to vote, that means a decision will not be made until Tuesday, at the earliest.

The EFL met this morning (Wednesday), with a statement understood to be circulated later this evening or tomorrow, to discuss several proposed amendments suggested by clubs on how to end the current football season.

The EFL statement reads: “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.

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

According to Alan Nixon, the voting process will be conducted on a proposal by proposal scenario, so if the first proposal passes the 51 per cent threshold, that will conclude the meeting.

One suggestion which has been put forward is via Tranmere Rovers, who have proposed a 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.

However, with time very much against League One clubs, who have not resumed training as of yet, the 23 clubs appear certain to bring an end to the current season.

That vote will need to pass the 51 per cent majority which is the new EFL guidelines for voting on any decisions, which will see an unweighted points-per-game model applied and the season prematurely ended.

That would see Coventry promoted as champions with Rotherham joining the Sky Blues in the Championship. Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood would then battle it out in the play-offs for the remaining promotion place.

Tranmere Rovers would join Southend and Bolton in being relegated to League Two.

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