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Cloudy
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It seems that Shaun Harvey is well down the road of restructuring the FL, increasing the divisions, changing the format and dates of FA Cup games etc.

It would be very interesting to know what Mr Fenty's response is and 1) if it has been discussed with the fans representatives i.e. the Trust and 2) if that has happened, when will fans have some involvement/say

Doncaster Rovers have asked for fans imput, we, as far as I know, have had no involvement which doesnt surprise me

http://www.fsf.org.uk/assets/Downloads/News/2016/Whole-Game-Solution-ELF-17-08-16.pdf

http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/football-league-restructure-plan-taken-to-clubs
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Just beat me to it Cloudy  
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So he wants to reduce the number of midweek games by moving some FA Cup games to midweek and also change the format of the EFL Trophy from a knockout to a league system which means we still have two pointless games to play in this dreadful competition.

He also wants to scrap FA Cup replays where some of the smaller teams may lose out on potential big games.

The bloke sounds like a complete member.
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Does the Football League need a restructure?

If The Premier League think they need a mid season break ( to jet off to Malaysia or China) then I have no problem with I dont see any benefit to Leagues one or two of a break.

It states that the clubs dont necessarily want to reduce the number of fixtures but it seems Harvey will ensure it happens anyway.

This 'Whole of the Game Solution' is absolute balderdash imo. The Premier League is about money, glitz, glamour and showbiz and other than a spherical ball has little in common with Leagues One or Two. Why should they be treating it as one, it hasnt been 'as one' since at least 1992 and the gap is getting bigger by the day,

I have no problem with that, they can go play in a European League or Intergalactic Conference for all I care BUT someone needs to safeguard the fabric of English Footballing Society which is the Football Pyramid beyond the Premier League
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"Whole Game Solution" proposal. Doesn't there need to be a problem before you need to come up with a solution?

The problem is exclusively with the never ending greed of the premier league. intercourse off trying to destroy the pyramid so the richest can continue to hoard hundreds of young players.
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Does the Football League need a restructure?

If The Premier League think they need a mid season break ( to jet off to Malaysia or China) then I have no problem with I dont see any benefit to Leagues one or two of a break.

It states that the clubs don't necessarily want to reduce the number of fixtures but it seems Harvey will ensure it happens anyway.

This 'Whole of the Game Solution' is absolute balderdash imo. The Premier League is about money, glitz, glamour and showbiz and other than a spherical ball has little in common with Leagues One or Two. Why should they be treating it as one, it hasnt been 'as one' since at least 1992 and the gap is getting bigger by the day,

I have no problem with that, they can go play in a European League or Intergalactic Conference for all I care BUT someone needs to safeguard the fabric of English Footballing Society which is the Football Pyramid beyond the Premier League


Yeah agree with this. Can live with the FA cup becoming a midweek competition rounds 4-6 to accommodate a midwinter break but don't see why anything else needs to be done lower down the leagues. How many of the Euro squad were playing in the EFL? and why would Sky want no football to show during the winter break? that seems a little crazy.

It's all about B teams which nobody but a few prem clubs want (and it seems several of them don't want it either)
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Shaun Harvey is an enemy of football. These changes are all shite - there's nothing wrong with the structure of the league as it is. Why would I want Town to play 8 less games a season? flipping bald weirdo.


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Yeah agree with this. Can live with the FA cup becoming a midweek competition rounds 4-6 to accommodate a midwinter break but don't see why anything else needs to be done lower down the leagues. How many of the Euro squad were playing in the EFL? and why would Sky want no football to show during the winter break? that seems a little crazy.

It's all about B teams which nobody but a few prem clubs want (and it seems several of them don't want it either)


This...

Where should these additional teams come from?

Where should they not come from?

This in itself hints at B teams. This looks like a backup to the balls up that is the Checkatrade Cup.

I'd be in favour of a League 1 2 3 system ( with league 3 only being regionalised). The additional teams should come from the National League, as we all know the standard in that league is just as good as many League 2 sides. If Premier League clubs want to be involved they should be setting up partnerships with lower league sides instead of drowning them out.
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Who is football run for. Is it run for the clubs, the players or the fans?

The authorities in this country go on and on about the wonders of a winter break, but the tradition in this country is for the fans to enjoy matches on Boxing Day and New Year's Day - some of the biggest and most eagerly-anticipated fixtures of the year.

Sure, it would be easier for the players, officials and authorities to have a break in late December/early January and the odd game here and there wouldn't have to be cancelled, but what about the fans, without whom the game wouldn't exist? Nobody gives a thought to them, whenever new proposals are rolled out.
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I'd bet a whole pound on Shaun Harvey being involved with the premier league in the next couple of years, that's what this is all about, him showing the richer boys up the road what a great innovative administer he is. Also the premier league don't give a fig about the fans, tv pays the bills.
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