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Peterborough owner rages at League One ‘s*** show’ after season concluded

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Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony has criticised the decision to end the League One season.

The regular season in both League One and League Two is over after clubs voted by an overwhelming margin to cut the season short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The final table has now been confirmed using an unweighted points-per game calculation with Peterborough left outside the play-offs by less than half a point.


The outcome has left MacAnthony angry at those who voted not to decide the season on the pitch.

He wrote on social media: “The state of my timeline full of fans loving the fact that 18 ‘football clubs’ voted to not play football & the ramifications of it.

“Bravo to the 4 Football clubs who did vote to play on. The EFL SkyBetLeagueOne s*** show draws to a close. Enjoy your summer football fans.”

Clubs opted to use a framework for ending the season put forward by the English Football League board, which sees promotion, relegation and the traditional four-team play-offs retained.

As a result, Coventry and Rotherham have been promoted to the Championship, while Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood will contest the play-offs, with the dates for those matches to be fixed in due course.

Tranmere – who had proposed an alternative framework to the one chosen by the clubs – have been relegated to League Two, along with Southend and Bolton.

Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth have been promoted to League One, while Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton will contest the play-offs, with the first legs of the semi-finals taking place next week.

As things stand, Stevenage will be relegated to the National League but Macclesfield could yet finish bottom if they incur further points deductions for alleged breaches of EFL regulations.

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