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Why Boro Will Be Safe If The Remaining League Fixtures Can’t Be Completed

Why Boro Will Be Safe If The Remaining League Fixtures Can’t Be Completed

Middlesbrough will be safe from relegation if the Championship league season has to be curtailed after the EFL confirmed that the table will be calculated on un-weighted points per game (ppg) basis.

The EFL have decided on the method in conjunction with the decision that promotion and relegation will be kept, along with playoffs.

However, the points per game table will only come into effect if for some reason the Championship season doesn’t restart as planned on June 20th or if another lockdown prevents games being completed in the coming weeks and months.

Were more fixtures to be played, though, Boro may not stay safe under the ppg method if they slip into the relegation places before the season is suspended once again.

If that were to happen, a vote involving all 24 Championship clubs would need to be held, with a majority of 51% required for the season to be ended prematurely, and the ppg table used.