Tranmere down, Wycombe into play-offs… it’s totally unfair! Adrian Durham passionately outlines why points per game system must NOT decide League One table and how EFL have got it badly wrong

2 Jun

The EFL has achieved the impossible – with their lack of action, lack of leadership and lack of decision making they’ve managed to turn a well-respected club like Wycombe Wanderers into one now being derided by some football supporters. They’ve turned fan against fan, and turned middle-aged professional people into sneering social media trolls. They’ve […]

Simon Jordan calls on EFL to enforce salary cap as clubs will not survive the coronavirus pandemic without it

1 Jun

Simon Jordan has urged the EFL to force through a salary cap so teams can survive the current crisis facing clubs up and down the country. The coronavirus pandemic has already significantly affected the finances of clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two. They do not have the luxury of receiving millions of […]

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert in exasperated rant at EFL as he laments ‘incredible uncertainty’ over future of the season

28 May

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has torn into English Football League chiefs over the ‘incredible uncertainty’ over the future of the League One season. Lambert says there has been a complete lack of clarity from the league’s top brass throughout the coronavirus crisis, and says ‘nobody knows what’s happening’ over whether or not the 2019/20 […]

‘Football will cease to exist, the pyramid will die – FACT!’ Huddersfield owner fires extraordinary warning to governing bodies

25 May

Huddersfield Town owner Phil Hodgkinson has urged governing bodies to act now in support of lower-league clubs – or risk the very future of football in this country. The coronavirus pandemic has led to uncertain financial times for most clubs outside the Premier League due to a lack of gate receipts, among various other difficulties. […]

EFL give testing programme update ahead of planned return to training for Championship clubs

22 May

The EFL have published an update on the return to training for clubs and its testing programme. The initial testing of Championship players, coaches and backroom staff has been taking place on Thursday and Friday. The full results are not expected to be available until Sunday but the EFL will not be releasing individual data […]

Charlton hero Patrick Bauer says scoring last-minute Wembley 2019 play-off final winner vs Sunderland capped ‘best two weeks of my life’

22 May

Charlton legend Patrick Bauer still gets weekly reminders of his Wembley heroics. The German defender wrote his name into the Addicks history books when his 94th-minute winner secured a 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the League One play-off final last season. Today (May 26) marks the one-year anniversary of the dramatic final, which capped the […]

EFL confirm that points-per-game will be used if seasons are ended, League Two bid to remove relegation rejected

21 May

The EFL have confirmed promotion and relegation will take place on an unweighted points-per-game basis if the 2019-20 campaign cannot be concluded. The league has been forced into making these plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has halted football in England since March. A club should be relegated to the National League, the EFL board […]

Karl Robinson tells hilarious story about Louis van Gaal refusing to shake his hand after Manchester United’s shock 4-0 thrashing by MK Dons

19 May

Karl Robinson has jovially revealed Louis van Gaal ‘mugged him off’ by refusing to shake his hand after MK Dons knocked Manchester United out of the League Cup. The League One club inflicted a shock 4-0 defeat on an inexperienced United side thanks to braces from Will Grigg and Benik Afobe in August 2014. The […]

Charlton Athletic in the Premier League: Thrashing Arsenal, feared by Manchester United and chasing the Champions League

15 May

Charlton have endured 13 long years outside the Premier League, more time than they actually spent in it. The club has yo-yoed between the second and third tiers of English football since their relegation from the top-flight in 2007. Questionable owners, an array of second-rate managers and some mind-boggling transfers contributed to their fall from […]

Championship season could restart BEFORE Premier League as EFL bosses also discuss WAGE CAP in latest coronavirus meeting

14 May

EFL bosses have said the Championship season could resume BEFORE the Premier League, following their latest board meeting about coronavirus. However, the 2019/20 League One and League Two campaigns may be declared over, with final positions decided on a points-per-game basis. League chiefs are also considering bringing in a wage cap, as they consider a […]

Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth defends parachute payments after EFL chief Rick Parry describes them as ‘evil’

12 May

Brighton’s technical direction Dan Ashworth insists the club would struggle to survive without parachute payments if they suffered relegation this season. The financial fabric of the English football pyramid has come under scrutiny amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. EFL chief executive Rick Parry called for a ‘reset’ last week and described parachute […]

Simon Jordan says lower league clubs are ‘staring at absolute Armageddon’ due to coronavirus and calls for Rick Parry to ‘reset’ EFL

12 May

Simon Jordan believes EFL clubs are ‘staring at absolute Armageddon’ and has called on chairman Rick Parry to help save them by ‘resetting’ the English football pyramid. While Premier League clubs may be able to keep themselves afloat during the coronavirus-enforced suspension of the game, sides outside of the top tier are in dire straits. […]

Simon Jordan’s plan to fix ‘unsustainable’ English football and help lower league clubs survive coronavirus crisis

11 May

Simon Jordan has revealed his plan to solve the financial imbalance in English football, and help cash-strapped lower league clubs survive the coronavirus crisis. The former Crystal Palace chairman has made no secret of his scathing opinion about the current climate of football and the lack of action taken to help struggling clubs during the […]

Leagues One and Two abandoned? Forest Green chief rubbishes reports and suggests season will still be completed

9 May

Forest Green owner Dale Vince has rubbished reports that Leagues One and Two will be abandoned next week. News emerged yesterday to suggest the current campaigns in English football’s third and fourth tiers will be called off in the coming days. The Athletic claims a points-per-game system could be used to determine promotion and relegation. […]

Leagues One and Two to be ABANDONED next week with EFL considering points-ger-game model to determine promotion and relegation

8 May

League One and League Two clubs will be told next week that their 2019/20 campaigns are over as there is no chance that games can be completed. According to reports, clubs will be asked to vote on a method of how to finish the season – with a points-per-game model being favoured. The Athletic claim […]

Manchester United agree deal to sign Joe Hugill, as Sunderland starlet rejects interest from Arsenal and Tottenham

5 May

Manchester United are on the brink of completing their first signing of the summer transfer window. However, they will have to wait to confirm a deal to sign Joe Hugill until after lockdown measures are eased. The 16-year-old is set to secure a dream move to Old Trafford, but cannot travel to complete a medical. […]

‘It’s crazy’ – Sex abuse investigators at Peterborough failed to contact manager who worked with Bob Higgins and Kit Carson

4 May

Fresh concerns have been raised about Peterborough United’s review into historic sex abuse at the club after it emerged the manager at the time of the attacks was not contacted by investigators. John Still confirmed to talkSPORT he was not asked for his recollections despite working alongside Bob Higgins and Kit Carson. Higgins is serving […]

Liverpool, Leeds, Barrow… Eight clubs who stand to lose the most if all football is declared null and void – from the Premier League to the National League

3 May

Whisper it quietly, but you can guarantee plenty of football fans wouldn’t mind if the season was declared null and void. No relegation must sound pretty dreamy to the likes of Norwich, Barnsley, and Bolton. And here’s the thing, a null and void 2019/20 campaign remains a very real possibility, from top to bottom. The […]

Forest Green chairman believes EFL season could resume ‘as early as June 6’ but admits that might be ‘optimistic’

28 Apr

The 2019/20 EFL season could return to action as early as June 6 providing conditions in the country permit, Forest Green chairman Dale Vince believes. Football in France and the Netherlands has been brought to an end this term but talks in England are continuing on how the game can safely resume amid the coronavirus […]

Southend United EXCLUSIVE: Shrimpers chairman Ron Martin issues defiant response to PFA’s damning verdict on League One side using furlough scheme

23 Apr

Southend United chairman Ron Martin has hit back at the PFA for their criticism of him regarding the club’s handling of furloughing players during the coronavirus pandemic. The Shrimpers are 16 points adrift of safety in League One and have twice been charged by the English Football League this season for failing to pay their […]

Accrington Stanley ‘will not survive’ if EFL force clubs to complete 2019/20 season, says chairman Andy Holt

21 Apr

Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt has told talkSPORT his club will likely COLLAPSE if the English Football League force teams to complete the 2019/20 season. There remains great uncertainly over the future of the top campaigns in English football amid the coronavirus crisis, which has halted all levels of the game. Like the Premier League, […]

Coronavirus: EFL chief admits uncertainty over when fans will be able to return to stadiums while offering update on possible return of football

17 Apr

Rick Parry, chairman of the English Football League, has admitted he has no idea when fans will be able to return to stadiums to watch football. The EFL is, along with nearly all other football worldwide, currently suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. League chief Parry last week suggested to clubs that they should […]

Simon Grayson EXCLUSIVE: Former Blackpool boss on having ‘no regrets’ about Bloomfield Road return, his Indian adventure and future plans

17 Apr

Nostalgia remains a big thing in football, so when the opportunity arose for Simon Grayson to return to Blackpool last July – the place where he ended his playing career and started his managerial one – it was a no-brainer. But there’s a reason why people say you should never go back, as Grayson found […]

EFL and PFA propose 25 per cent deferral of players’ wages amid coronavirus pandemic

14 Apr

Clubs could defer up to 25 per cent of players’ wages in April following a statement made by the English Football League and Professional Footballers’ Association. This agreement applies to Leagues One and Two, meanwhile, Championship clubs are expected to make decisions on an individual basis. However, players who earn less than £2,500 a month […]

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald admits mistakes and reveals he wants to retain stake in club after selling up

13 Apr

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has admitted ‘mistakes have been made’ during his tenure in charge. The businessman completed a £40million takeover of the Black Cats in May 2018, but is looking to sell after numerous fan groups called for him to leave last December. In Donald’s first full season at the helm, Sunderland were denied […]

‘Sunderland would be irrelevant in football if it wasn’t for the Netflix show’, says Sunderland ‘Til I Die executive producer

5 Apr

Sunderland should not feel hard done by having a Netflix documentary made about them. This is the view of Sunderland ‘Till I Die executive producer Leo Pearlman, who believes that the Netflix series giving behind-the-scenes access has benefited the League One club. The first series documented the Black Cats’ disastrous 2017/18 campaign where everything seemed […]

When will the Championship resume? Have the League One and Two seasons ended? What has the EFL said about 2019/20 campaigns?

20 Mar

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on football. Teams up and down the UK were competing for promotion or battling relegation when their 2019/20 seasons were put hold on hold in March. However, football has been cleared to return in June by the Government – behind closed doors – and leagues are […]

Football clubs losing income due to coronavirus pandemic will be supported by government, says chancellor Rishi Sunak

18 Mar

The government WILL support those football clubs who lose income from the postponement of matches due to coronavirus, chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted. All professional football in England has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest, while in Scotland matches have been stopped indefinitely amid a worldwide suspension of a number of sporting events […]