Date: 27th May 2016 at 9:07am
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The Football League has sent out ‘discussion documents’ regarding the proposed changes to the game with the biggest change being that he proposal of having four leagues of twenty teams each.

The plans have been backed ‘in principle’ but Rotherham United, along with other clubs, aren’t over impressed with the plans.

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Speaking to The Advertiser Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas said, ‘The idea of reducing the games clubs play sounds fine in theory but I think clubs will struggle to make up for the lost revenue which will put increased pressure on them to find alternative ways of finding the revenue.

‘With the odd exception people still enjoy Tuesday night games under lights which have their own special qualities. But, of course, we don’t want to be travelling long distances on Tuesdays and we’d like to see less travel on a Tuesday night but there are other ways to do this. I’m sure the Football League could ensure long distance Tuesdays are a bit less frequent.’

Last season saw the Millers fans travelling long distances to Brighton, Reading and Bristol for Tuesday night games – not ideal for players or fans.

Mr Douglas carried on saying he doubted that the plans would be approved saying, ‘I think a lot of clubs down the pecking order will be concerned about the revenue issues and will not be too convinced by the new league structure. It could be that they pick out one or two of the proposals and vote for them in a different way.

‘They will certainly need to be some compromise before they go through in anything like the form they are in now.’

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