Peterborough United chairman repeats threat of legal action if press reports about the League One season being null and voided next week prove accurate

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has repeated his threat to launch a legal action if his club’s chances of promotion from League One are dashed by a decision to null and void the 2019-20 season.

Friday, 8th May 2020, 3:30 pm
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony (left).

MacAnthony was responding to a press report today (May 8) which claimed clubs in Leagues One and Two will vote early next to week to void the current season.

A further vote would then take place to determine the three promoted teams with an enhanced points per game formula the favourite method to be employed. Posh would move up from sixth to fifth using a formula used by the English rugby union which is seen as the fairest points-per-game method, but as there would no play-offs, the current top three of Coventry, Rotherham and Oxford would be promoted to the Championship.

MacAnthony took to social media to warn of the consequences should the EFL make those decisions. He pointed out why Posh are set fair for a strong finish to the season, one that could yield far more points than they would receive under a points per game formula.

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MacAnthony tweeted: “Three points from second place, the best goal difference in the division, nine games left, five at home with one of the best home records in the division and seven games against teams in the bottom 11, and these owners think we would take these alleged decisions about to happen/get voted on according to the press lying down?

“Not a chance. Prepare for a legal battle of epic proportions and that won’t just be from our club, trust me on that.”

Last week experts from the Pools Panel predicted the outstanding League One results this season and forecast Posh would finish second.