An extensive survey carried out by Reach PLC - publisher of Hull Live, polled the opinions of football fans from up and down the country, with Hull City fans voting against the conclusion of the season.

In The Great Big Football Lockdown Survey, in which over 15,000 football fans across the Premier League, Championship and EFL were asked about what they really think about the lockdown, Project Restart, how the season should end, and what it means for their clubs, 72% of Hull City fans said that concluding the season is a bad idea. Only a quarter believe that the league’s plans to finish the campaign are positive.

But how does that stack up to Hull’s Championship rivals?

Leeds United supporters, with their club currently sitting top of the division and chasing promotion to the Premier League, strongly believe that the campaign should be finished, with 76% in favour of the restart. 

Leeds fans also strongly believe that relegation and promotion should be completed, whether the season concludes or not. 95% say yes to the idea which would see the club return to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years. 

City fans are in favour of relegation being implemented, but the proportion is much lower with just 70% agreeing with the proposal. This 25% difference is not surprising given that Leeds are in the automatic promotion places and the Tigers sit just one place and two points above the relegation zone.

City and Leeds also differ on how the season should end if the season cannot be completed. 72% of Leeds fans say that points-per-game is the ideal solution in such a scenario. Only 4% believe that the campaign should be declared null and void and 14% believe that taking the current standings is the right decision.

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Hull City fans, on the other hand, are more evenly split on the issue. 36% say that the season should be decided by points-per-game, 35% say that the season should be declared null and void, while 29% believe that the standings should remain as they.

In contrast, Sheffield Wednesday fans, who are still upset with the 2016 Playoff final defeat to City, side with the Tigers on this occasion. 

60% of Wednesday fans say that the Championship season should not be restarted. 38% are in favour. 

Wednesday fans also split City and Leeds fans with respect to relegation. 82% said it was fair to have relegation in the 2019/20 season, while 18% are against. Given their position in the table, seven points above Grant McCann's men and relatively safe bar a points deduction or late-season collapse, those numbers are to be expected.

Similarly, when asked how the season should end if it cannot be completed, 47% said that null and void would be the preferable option, while 32% said points-per-game, and 21% said keeping the standings as they are.

Overall, the three fanbases agree on the future of the league. 55% of Hull City fans think the 2020/21 season will not go ahead as scheduled. That figure is 58% for Leeds fans and 54% for Wednesday fans.

Similarly, 76% of Hull City fans feel the Covid-19 crisis has strengthened the need to restructure the game in England. 65% of Leeds United fans feel the same way, while 77% of Wednesday fans agree.