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Boss: "My View Doesn’t Change"

30 May 2020

Alex boss David Artell feels that some clubs are putting their own personal needs ahead of people's health.

On Friday the EFL released an up to date statement in regards to how the 2019/20 season will be concluded.

The date has been pushed back to June 8th for those opposing the points per game method, to provide an alternative whilst considering the health and financial impact on other clubs.

On the 15th May, League Two clubs verbally agreed upon ending the season through the points per game system, but will have the chance to confirm their vote come June 8th.

Artell provided us with the following: “The EFL released a statement on Friday, based on their latest board meeting on Wednesday. That included those from the EFL board, Rick Parry, but also, directors from the Championship, League One and League Two. 

“They’ve put their colours to the mask a couple of weeks ago and stated quite clearly that they would like the season to finish by points per game in League One and League Two. With the idea that, it’s the closest to the current regulations as possible.

"Some clubs are resisting that and you can argue the merits of why and how, what’s in it for each club. I understand that. I’ve spoken to various people and my view doesn’t change.

"For me the priority is the health and safety of staff, players, groundsman, safety officers or any backroom staff. 

“The first priority is human life in my book and I don’t think that can be ignored or taken for granted. As we’ve quite clearly seen in the past few days with Christian. Don’t mess around with stuff where lives are concerned.”

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