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League One season to be ended, points per game to decide promotion and relegation - report

PUBLISHED: 13:19 08 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:19 08 May 2020

The League One and Two seasons will be called off next week, it has been reported Picture: ARCHANT

The League One and Two seasons will be called off next week, it has been reported Picture: ARCHANT

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The League One and Two seasons will be scrapped early next week – with sides having to vote on a method to decide promotion and relegation, it has been reported.

The Athletic claims that a decison to halt the season could come as early as Monday or Tuesday - the EFL are currently set to meet next Thursday.

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It was reported earlier this week that just three League One sides want to restart the season, with the huge costs of putting on games without fans a major factor - it’s estimated that it will cost teams £700,000 to play out their seasons in empty stadiums.

According to the Athletic, teams will have to vote on the best method of deciding promotion and relegation - with a points per game model, weighted to take into account how many games teams have played at home and away, being the current favourite.

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A non-weighted PPG model would not reflect the fact that some teams have more homes games left to play than others - Ipswich Town, for example, have five of their remaining eight games at Portman Road.

As it stands, the Blues sit tenth in League One. They haven’t played since a 1-0 defeat at home to league leaders Coventry City on March 7.


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