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Boss Says The Football Pyramid Needs To Remain Intact

30 May 2020

Club News

Boss Says The Football Pyramid Needs To Remain Intact

30 May 2020

The gaffer told via Zoom that some clubs are overlooking the importance of the footballing pyramid.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak a ball hasn’t been kicked and a final decision is still yet to be ratified by the EFL.

But the boss was quick to praise Port Vale co-owner Carol Shanahan, after she announced that the Burslem side would vote in favour of the points per game method to curtail the 2019/20 season leaving them just outside of the play-off places.

He said: “An important point that needs looking after is the footballing pyramid, but I think most people are looking after themselves. 

"We have to give massive credit to Carol Shanahan, across the M6, who has taken that decision. Potentially, to the detriment of her own football club. 

“The cynical people will be saying ‘she won’t have wanted to spend that money anyway’ with testing and everything that comes with it. That might be true, but morally she has done a terrific gesture. As it turns out that helps us. That’s secondary to that decision.”

The EFL released a statement announcing that there will be an official voting process for both League One and Two clubs on the 8th June. As some League One clubs have failed to agree on the original purposed method of points per game so far.

Artell said: “You have clubs in League One who are only thinking about themselves and don’t care if other clubs go out of business for the sake of one season.

“Some of these clubs have been here for 130-150 years and for the sake of eight weeks to finish the season.

“They are trying to put clubs into administration and put them to the wall.

“I understand why, they’ve invested a lot of money, majority of it their own personal money and they want to do right by their own football club. 

“But for me, there’s a footballing pyramid that needs looking after before any individual football clubs own personal wants or gains. I think that’s the stance that Rick Parry has taken at the EFL. I believe that deserves great credit.”

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