England international backs Darragh MacAnthony, but would the Peterborough United chairman have similar views if his club was bottom of the table?

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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony’s forthright views on resuming the Football League as soon as it’s safe to do so have been backed by former England and Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee.

Lee was one of many who responded to the latest comments by MacAnthony to @PTAlanSwann on Twitter.

One Oxford fan suggested MacAnthony wouldn’t be so keen to resume competition is his side were at the bottom of the table. The Posh chairman has refuted this claim regularly over the last few weeks.

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Deciding final League positions on a points-per-game average also attracted comments. Posh would lose their current play-off place to Wycombe Wanderers under this formula. The Chairboys would jump from eighth to third with Posh dropping from sixth to seventh.

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There’s no point in play-offs without a live audience because that’s half the point. So if the league goes down the route of ‘declaring the league’ on whatever points basis then just give automatic promotions and void the play-offs.


This season has to be completed for all four professional leagues and National League for promotion to League Two. It doesn’t matter how or when. I doubt Champ ionship teams will accept missing out on Premier League riches so litigation could be rife.


Why scrap a season 80% completed in favour of a new season?


Points per game has too many anomolies.


Football behind closed doors, regular tests for players and let’s finish the year. I’d watch a Sunday Pub League team at this point.


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Views are influenced by whether their club is bottom, middle or top third. This is why the EFLmustmake the decision that respects the competition and finish it.


Of course if Posh were six points adrift at the bottom, Darragh would have written the same piece, word for word?


I don’t get why you’d prioritise a season that hasn’t yet started over one that’s nearly finished. Even if it means a ‘filler’ 2020/21 season where you play each other once and there’s no promotion/relegatuion. Womens Soccer League did it once to re-align their calendars.


Wycombe’s game in hand is away to Coventry and Posh have a lot of bottom half teams left to play so points per game would be harsh!


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I’ll turn my back on football all together if this season is voided.


I totally agree with Darragh MacAnthony. As soon as it’s safe to do so the League should continue.


There’s no point starting a new season until a vaccination is found because there is no guarantee it will be finished which is why this season needs finishing!


There are too many problems to even contemplate a return to football. Players’ contracts, furloughed staff, no adequate testing for coronavirus etc etc.


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