Fans of league two football will be disappointed to hear that major disruptions have severely affected not just upcoming matches but the whole of pro football. The ongoing Coronavirus outbreak has caused British footballing authorities to postpone all upcoming matches until further notice.
As a consequence, the 2019/2020 league two season has been delayed indefinitely, its status shrouded in uncertainty. It is unclear exactly when the sport will resume. Some say the disruptions could last for the whole of 2020.
There are two possible outcomes to all this, namely:
Scheduled Matches Will Still Happen
Since the 2019/2020 season is already halfway complete, it is possible that the authorities will decide to finish it, even if it overlaps with the next planned season.
If this is the case, then the matches that had been initially planned but were disrupted will still go ahead.
The main positive effect of this outcome is that the results of previously played matches would remain in effect. This would involve some teams being promoted and others being relegated.
It would also provide a degree of consistency in league two, despite the unprecedented events related to the pandemic crisis.
The 2021/2022 Season Will Go Ahead
The other alternative is that the 2019/2020 season will be disregarded entirely. This is certain to upset fans whose teams have fared well thus far.
It would also be a relief for those teams close to the bottom of the league and thus at risk of relegation. Ending the season early would mean that all scheduled matches are cancelled rather than simply postponed.
There are, however, some things that could be gained from such a scenario. For one, it would ensure that this year’s disruption does not carry on to the next.
What’s more, making a clean slate for the league would serve to alleviate complications caused by the recent postponement of all pro football matches.