“There is absolutely no integrity in allowing teams to play to win promotion, but not allowing teams in the same league to play to avoid relegation”
Last Updated: 25/05/20 11: 32 am
Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace states there is “absolutely no integrity whatsoever” in the EFL Board’s recommendation to complete the League Two period on a points-per-game basis.
League Two clubs elected to finish the project previously this month without clubs being delegated to the National League however the EFL, whose structure is still to be supported by the department, has actually explained preserving downgrading as “integral to the integrity of the pyramid”.
Stevenage, that are 3 factors behind Macclesfield at the end of League Two with a video game in hand, face having fun football in the National League following period.
Feedback from EFL clubs on the board’s structure for curtailment will certainly be under testimonial at today’s board conference on Wednesday.
“There is absolutely no integrity whatsoever in using a mathematical formula to expel a club from the EFL,” Wallace informed Stevenage’s club internet site.
“That is unjustified and also entirely incorrect. There is definitely no stability in permitting groups to play to win promo, however not permitting groups in the very same organization to play to prevent transfer.
“There is no integrity in the EFL Board ignoring the overwhelming vote by League Two clubs that told them they didn’t want to see any expulsion from the EFL by a points per game formula.”
The board are anticipated to review just how the structure might be created right into EFL guidelines, prior to a possible EGM is asked for clubs to elect on any kind of strategies.
If it is passed, each department can after that hold different ballots on whether to proceed playing or to stop the 2019-20 period based upon the concurred structure.
Wallace recommends either playing the remainder of the period or invalidating it however eliminating the possibility of transfer, rather asking for even more groups advertised from the National League.
He included: “There is a straightforward remedy with stability – bring even more groups right into the EFL from the National League to raise the item and also provide what must have taken place long back.
“Since the National League season wasn’t completed in the way it was intended, one option is to leave League Two as it is, with no relegation, and promote one club from the NL this season instead of two, to bring the EFL back to 72 teams, but with 3U3D (three promoted, three relegated) established and in place for next season.”