FA consider lengthening Championship season due to storm chaos

Aston Villa are unbeaten in the Championship and sit top of the table (PA Images)
Aston Villa are unbeaten in the Championship and sit top of the table (PA Images)
10:54am, Tue 18 Feb 2020
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The Football Association have said they are 'considering' the idea of making the Championship season longer due to the chaos caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

The governing body have said the decision to lengthen the campaign is a possible option given nine Championship games were postponed as a result of the weather.

The FA have been in talks with part-time Championship clubs since last week.

It is understood that the Women's Super League are not receiving the same treatment as they are fully professional and are expected to accommodate postponements.

Furthermore, the WSL finishes three weeks after the Championship, meaning they have more weeks to manage rescheduled fixtures.

An FA spokesperson said: "We are talking to clubs about rearranging fixtures that have been postponed, and are exploring if an extension to the Women’s Championship season is required with consideration to what is in the best interests of players, clubs and women’s football.”

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