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EFL in potential big shake up

EFL boss Rick Parry fully backing a move proposed by Liverpool and Manchester United that will change football in England for ever.

Some of these proposed changes seem to be for financial reasons and helping out the Football League clubs who have struggled due to the impact from the pandemic. It is understood Liverpool’s owners, the Fenway Sports Group, came forward with the initial plan, which has been worked on by United co-chairman Joel Glazer. It is anticipated it will receive the backing of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur – the other members of England’s ‘big six’ clubs.

Gives all the power to the biggest clubs in the Premier League. I understand this will be the top 6 clubs plus the 3 longest serving members of the league. In this case these teams will be Everton, West Ham United and Southampton. Some of the decisions they will be able to make will be on takeovers of clubs, changing the rules and player contracts.

Cuts the number of clubs in the league from 92 to 90, Simply this will be two clubs relegated from the Premier League to the Championship. The Football League will stay as 72 teams with the Premier League reducing size to 18. This change will mean that two clubs from League Two will be relegated to Non-League.

Reduces Championship playoff places from 4 to 3 and gives the third bottom PL team a chance to stay up. This system is already in place in Germany and seems to work well but it means a championship club that has played well all season may lose out on a place in the Premier League to a team that hasn’t played well and deserves to be relegated. The change will also scrap the League Cup and The Community Shield from the football calendar.

There will also be an increase to the amount of players who can leave a club on loan to domestic leagues, this figure is believed to be 15. This idea seems put to sleep the idea of B Teams in the Football League.

Some of the good points to come out of this breaking news is that £250 million will immediately go to the EFL to compensate its clubs for lost match day revenue from the Coronavirus outbreak not allowing fans to fans to attend matches.

Watford taking on Leicester City in last season’s project restart.

25% of Premier League and Football League revenues to go to the EFL clubs

6% of Premier League gross revenues to pay for stadium improvements across the top four divisions

Capping of away tickets at £20, away travel subsidised, focus on safe standing

What do you think of these changes and are the feasible for the future of football?

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