It is possible to finish the EFL season in 56 days

It is possible to finish the EFL season in 56 days

It is possible to finish the EFL season in 56 days

Clubs have been told that it is possible to finish the English Football League (EFL) Season in 56 days, when it is safe to resume games, amid the current crisis.

The EFL season is currently suspended indefinitely. Several sides have already put players and staff on furlough or temporary leave.

It is assumed that all games will be played behind closed doors.

It has already been stated that training will not resume until at least the 16th of May.

All 24 sides in the Championship still had nine matches to play when the league was suspended. Some clubs in League One have 12 games remaining, while in League Two, teams have either nine or 10 matches remaining to complete the regular season.

The EFL said it was hopeful the campaign could finish in the summer, although there is still no indication of when it might actually resume.

A letter sent to all 72 EFL clubs by chairman Rick Parry said:

“How and when we return (including training) is clearly subject to change and any decisions will be taken in conjunction with the government and relevant health authorities,” the letter said.

“It is our working assumption at this stage that matches will be played behind closed doors when we eventually return and as part of our contingency planning we are absolutely mindful of the need to try and mitigate the cost of this to clubs as best we can.”

One fan responded to the proposal, saying:

“If teams were allowed just two weeks training, beginning on the 16th of May, it would mean that games would carry on well into July. It would be rushed. Leaving it that close to the following season would surely have a detrimental effect on the next season, with players not being able to be rested properly, and the transfer window disrupted. If the 2020-21 season is also delayed, it will have a roll on effect. However, to void this season would also be unfair.”

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