If the Clubs are unable to finish the 2019-20 Championship season, they will not be promoted to the Premier League, said Norwich City’s sporting director Stuart Webber. Regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, professional sport in Britain has been on a pause since March, with no match changes until at least June 1.
Norwich sits on the edge of the Premier League, six points adrift of fitness and Webber argues that it would be unreasonable to relegate the Canaries to the pitch only to see a championship team promoted without playing again.”It should be decided on the field in my opinion, not off the turf.
A big concern we have with restarting is that we restart and drop three teams, that’s fantastic – we’re looking at it as if we’re just six points off 16th instead of drifting. But if we are to be relegated that’s fine, because that’s where you’re going to play football. Join a pitch game and not a boardroom game. But they do need to restart the Championship and finish all their games.
“It’s a bit like saying that we can’t finish the FA Cup, but we’re in the quarter-finals, we’ve defeated a top-six Championship team away, we’ve defeated two Premier League teams away, and does that mean we’re winning the FA Cup so qualifying for Europe so we’re all having a trophy because the number of games we’ve played is better than the other quarter-final teams left? It’s an important sports issue-it’s got to be decided on the field, up and down.”