EFL Trophy News

July 10, 2016

EFL Trophy On Course To Be Popular And A Commercial Success?

This “enlarged” cup competition replaces the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for the 2016/17 Season.

Whereas the JPT was a cup competition for League One and League Two sides other “sides” are now added.

If you are unhappy with this new structure you can sign the AL3 petition: HERE

At the EFL AGM in Portugal, the proposal was for 16 Under-21 teams to be included in a one-season trial.

It appears now that many Premier League sides are not accepting the invite to participate.

To read more about the teams that tuned down the tempting party invite:  CLICK HERE

In their place, Category One Academies such as Derby County and Norwich are being contacted.

Premier League teams would have been allowed to field three over-aged outfield players, plus a goalkeeper.

However, eight days after the decision was made, the EFL were told of changes required by the Premier League.

Now a rule change means the eligibility criteria for their Development League has changed to Under-23.

The EFL had to subsequently negotiate with the Premier League an alternative age-eligibility approach.

The competition rules now state that only six Under-21 players have to feature in the 16 Premier League teams.

 

Is this something that the FL clubs would have voted for if originally proposed?

Anybody looking forward to Aston Villa B team playing Norwich B team at Wembley in the Final?

If you are unhappy with this new structure you can sign the AL3 petition: HERE

 

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