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13 June 2016

Early days for EFL proposal

It was high on the agenda at the EFL conference and AGM in Portugal last week andColchester United, along with the other seventy one EFL clubs, have been asked to consider major changes to the structure of league football.

 will be a source of discussion over the next twelve months.

EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: "I would like to commend clubs for engaging in an open-minded and thought provoking discussion of these important matters. 

"As outlined at outset, any decisions can only be made by clubs themselves and it was therefore essential that they had the opportunity to hear more about the thinking that has underpinned the Board's approach and were able to debate all the relevant issues. 

"Clubs have asked for more information, further consultation and the opportunity to discuss additional matters at subsequent meetings during 2016/17. 


“In parallel, we will develop discussions with the FA and Premier League alongside other stakeholders across football, as we look to find what is best for the English game." The main point of the proposal would be the restructuring of the league, with five divisions of twenty teams sitting below the Premier League instead of the current four.

In an interview with U's Player, Tim said: "It's a huge project and it made big waves in the media as you can imagine."

Colchester United General Manager Tim Waddington was in Portugal along with Chairman Robbie Cowling and wasn't surprised that it had received a lot of attention.

for details. here You can see the whole interview with Tim on U's Player later this week, click

"Nothing is going to happen in the very short term but in the long term, it really could change the picture."

"There was heavy discussion about it but all the league was looking to do was get the clubs' permission to carry on engaging with the Premier League and see how far we can go with it.


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