Date: 19th May 2016 at 7:09pm
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First it’s new rules for next season but what could be happening in the 2019/20 season is far bigger than that.

The Football League are planning on creating an extra division for the 2019/20 season and we are told that the Premier League and Football Association have agreed to the move ‘in principle’.

Each division would have twenty teams in making one hundred teams altogether with the Football League saying that the move would tackle fixture congestion and boost the finances of its members. That’s another twenty-eight teams.

Football League Chief Executive Shaun Harvey told BBC Sport, ‘It is about taking a step back to try to work out what is best for English football. We hope that the Football League taking this first step is the catalyst for future change.’

So just where would we get these extra teams from? At the end of the 2018/19 season the usual relegated teams from League Two wouldn’t go down and six other clubs – in addition to the two clubs already promoted from the National League – would join the Football League. And it could be, though nothing is certain, that we end up having Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers in the mix too.

Mr Harvey says that having an extra division and not as many teams in each division should see more games at the weekend and less evening games and is hoping that the fans will buy into this.

A decision will be made by June 2017.

Thoughts on this anyone?



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