Club Update: 2019/20 Season
By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Jun 3 2020 10:08AM
The Club Update, 30/5/20 in full:
The club has moved to update supporters as talks to formally conclude the 2019/20 season continue.
The EFL is intending to stage a meeting between clubs, a week on Monday (June 8), to approve proposals and introduce necessary regulation changes to best suit its members - with regards to the culmination of the current campaign.
This comes following the governing body’s formal review of submissions made by clubs, while considering comments aired in recent, divisional meetings.
City’s director of communications, Ryan Sparks, explained: “Our position on the conclusion of the 2019/20 season has been well documented and our view has not changed.
“Integrity has been at the heart of our thought pattern since the outbreak of COVID-19 and we share the EFL’s desire to stay as close to the rulebook as possible, while bringing the current campaign to an end without impacting any further on club finances - which could prove detrimental in the long term.
“We provided an indicative vote around two weeks ago and our desire to curtail the regular season was unanimously shared across the division.
“It now appears we will be casting a formal vote, on June 8, which should offer far more clarity. To be clear, if the opportunity is provided, we will be voting to immediately end the current campaign. We expect the EFL to maintain overall structure and regulations, with regards to promotion, relegation and - if feasible - the play-offs.
“We are keen to receive vital information on next season and its possible start date. However, yesterday’s announcement concerning the proposed date of the FA Cup Final, on August 1, provides some indication that we will certainly be some way behind schedule.
“A host of club issues relating to this season and next are currently being explored and we will look to further update you on ticketing, potential refunds, possible access for the 2020/21 campaign and various other subjects as soon as we can.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic supporters and commercial partners, who have all been extremely supportive throughout this difficult period for the club.
“Elsewhere, we are communicating closely with official kit and retail supplier, Avec Sport, to launch our new home kit within the next six to eight weeks.
“On the whole, we are working our way through the situation and, despite the circumstances, remain absolutely determined to return to some level of normality - as soon as we are able to - in the best-possible way.”