The biggest news story in not just league two but all of pro football is the fact that the entire sport has been postponed until further notice. There has been much speculation on when exactly this will be lifted and matches can be resumed. Footballing star and well-known pundit Gary Neville has recently discussed his own predictions for the sport.
The co-owner of Salford City believes that the financial burden for league two is too great for the season to be completed. If Neville is correct then this means that the 2019/2020 season will have to be dropped. The 2021/2022 season is likely to give teams a clean slate instead.
Neville, who is an expert in the sport stated that he is “99 percent sure” that the current league two season will not go ahead even when the current restrictions are lifted. The EFL has told league two clubs that there is no chance of current season games being played. They have asked clubs to vote on what do to regarding recent promotion and relegation decisions.
Gary Neville has stated that regardless of the results of the vote the sheer cost of resuming planned matches for this season are far too great to make it realistically happen. He believes that this is true not just for league two but all of the professional football leagues. The money invested in continuing the season would go towards a variety of league aspects. This includes health and safety protocols, logistics, neutral venues and the transport/accommodation of players.
Another complication is the fact that players will be out of contract for two months. Therefore each individual player could in theory renegotiate their contract or even move to a completely different team. The sheer complexity of resuming the season makes Neville’s predictions highly likely.