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08 May 2014 15:31:56

League questions Commission plans

The Football League has suggested Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's England Commission report lacks "a solution that is acceptable at the current time".

Dyke on Thursday unveiled a raft of proposals aimed at boosting the number of English players at the top of club football.

The most controversial is the introduction of Premier League B teams in a new 'League Three'.

Deep reservations about that plan have already been expressed by various clubs both at the top and bottom of the professional game.

And Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said in a statement on Thursday: "From its outset, The Football League has engaged with the FA chairman's England Commission and encouraged our clubs to do the same.

"The league board met informally with Greg Dyke yesterday, to listen to and question him on the rationale behind the proposals he has put forward for discussion by the wider game and to consider the potential effect they would have on our competition and clubs.

"The board considered the matter further at its meeting earlier today.

"It is our view that the objective of increasing the number of quality English players is laudable and while the report may not contain a solution that is acceptable at the current time, we should continue to engage with the commission to establish whether there is a solution that meets its stated objective but does not leave the Football League carrying a disproportionate or unreasonable burden.

"The commission's report signals the beginning of a consultation process in which we will play a full and active part.

"This will include discussing all the relevant matters with our clubs, who will determine our ultimate position on these issues."


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