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English Football League: League competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales
The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales. Founded in 1888 as the Football League, the league is the oldest such competition in world football. It was the top-level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split away to form the Premier League. In the seasons from 1995 the league was reduced to 20 teams.

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Premier League can’t give blank cheque to EFL – chief executive [Video]

Premier League can’t give blank cheque to EFL – chief executive

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters speaks to the select committeefor Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and says there can be no “blank cheque”to bail out the EFL. The Premier League is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published
English football: how the lower leagues are desperately seeking cash [Video]

English football: how the lower leagues are desperately seeking cash

Cash-strapped clubs in the English Football League are in desperate need of financial support to prevent many of them from going out of business View on euronews

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Klopp happy 'Project Big Picture' kickstarted debate on English soccer [Video]

Klopp happy 'Project Big Picture' kickstarted debate on English soccer

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp speaks about Project Big Picture, Everton and players returning from international duty.

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Premier League rejects Project Big Picture [Video]

Premier League rejects Project Big Picture

The Premier League has rejected Project Big Picture, which was brought forwardby Manchester United and Liverpool. The proposals included an immediate£250million bailout for the EFL and a 25 per cent..

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Oliver Dowden dismisses Project Big Picture plans as a ‘latest wheeze’ [Video]

Oliver Dowden dismisses Project Big Picture plans as a ‘latest wheeze’

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden described the proposals as “a distraction atbest” and added: “I hope the EFL will stop being distracted by this latestwheeze.”

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The return of crowds to outdoor sporting events is "something to celebrate for fans", says English Football League chairman Rick Parry.
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The Premier League is very close to agreeing a bailout deal with English Football League clubs, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
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Premier League and EFL 'close' over bailout, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

The Premier League is very close to agreeing a bailout deal with English Football League clubs, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
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EFL clubs allowed to use five subs for rest of season

EFL clubs are told that they can use five substitutes per game for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
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Ten EFL clubs struggling to pay wage bills, MPs are told

Ten clubs in the English Football League are struggling to pay wages this month, a parliamentary committee has heard.
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FA Cup: Chorley, Barnet and Solihull Moors upset EFL sides as underdogs continue to shine

Non-league Barnet, Chorley and Solihull Moors add their names to the FA Cup's rich history, after a Sunday for the underdogs.
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FA Cup: Marine's stunning win at Colchester caps off memorable day for non-league sides

Six EFL sides are knocked out by non-league opposition in a memorable day in the FA Cup first round.
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Football chiefs to face MPs over bailout negotiations and Project Big Picture

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and English Football League chairman Rick Parry are called before a parliamentary committee.
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Government risks 'killing clubs' without help

Fleetwood Town chief executive Steve Curwood says the government risks "killing football clubs" if they do not offer EFL sides financial support.
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Lockdown: Premier League, EFL and elite sport to continue in England

The Premier League and other elite sport can continue behind closed doors during a new four-week national lockdown in England.
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EFL: Clubs feel 'victimised' by government says chairman Rick Parry

English Football League clubs feel they are being "victimised" by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic, says chairman Rick Parry.
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FA Cup first round: Chorley, Skelmersdale and Marine to face EFL clubs

Non-league Skelmersdale United, Marine and FC United of Manchester are all to face EFL sides in the FA Cup first round.
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Government stance on fans in stadiums 'perplexing' - EFL

The EFL says the government's position on fans not being allowed into stadiums is "frustrating and perplexing".
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Scholes frustrated as Wycombe break net - EFL round-up

Paul Scholes suffers defeat in charge of Salford, while a broken goal net is among other things you may have missed in the EFL.
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EFL rejects Premier League's £50m rescue package for League One and Two clubs

English Football League clubs reject the Premier League's proposed £50m rescue package for League One and Two clubs.
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EFL transfer deadline: Which players could move?

With the transfer window closing for the year at 17:00 BST on Friday, BBC Sport looks at a few EFL players who could be on the move.
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EFL clubs could 'disappear in 5-6 weeks' without support

Some EFL clubs will "disappear within five to six weeks" unless they get some support, says Nigel Travis, chairman of League Two side Leyton Orient.
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EFL clubs could 'disappear within five to six weeks' - Leyton Orient chairman

Some EFL clubs will "disappear within five to six weeks" unless they get financial support, says Nigel Travis, chairman of League Two Orient.
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'Big Picture' reforms in best interests of game as a whole - EFL chief Parry

EFL chairman Rick Parry praises Liverpool and Manchester United for coming up with a plan he believes can protect the English football pyramid.
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Liverpool, Man United plan power grab with leagues' overhaul

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Liverpool and Manchester United have angered the Premier League and the government by formulating plans to reshape English football with a power grab that would also reduce the size of the top..
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Premier League support for EFL clubs could be reached in coming week - Oliver Dowden

A deal for the Premier League to support lower-league clubs during the coronavirus pandemic "could be reached this week", according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
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EFL: Bizarre bus breakdowns, historic records and a debut to forget

A coronavirus-related bus breakdown, a historic start to the season and a debut to forget - five things you may have missed from the EFL.
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Premier League awaits EFL £250m coronavirus 'bail-out' proposals

The Premier League is still waiting for detailed proposals from the Football League around their requested £250m 'bail-out'.
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Coronavirus: EFL 'deeply frustrated' as plans for limited fans return are halted

EFL chairman Rick Parry says the league is "deeply frustrated" after plans to allow some fans to return to matches were halted.
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Fans return as Warnock manages from home - EFL round-up

Which fans saw wins with their own eyes and which boss made a game-changing substitution from his house? Here's our EFL round-up.
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Coronavirus: EFL 'prepared as can be' for return of supporters to league games

English Football League chief executive Dave Baldwin says they are "as prepared as can be" for the return of fans.
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EFL chairman Rick Parry says it is not inevitable football clubs will fold in the new year

EFL chairman Rick Parry says a financial solution is needed quickly to "keep every single club alive".
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EFL: Future of some Football League clubs beyond Christmas in doubt

Some English Football League clubs will struggle to stay afloat beyond Christmas if there is a delay to the wider rollout of fans and a financial rescue package is not secured urgently, BBC Sport has..
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Crowd Pilots: EFL confirm 10 upcoming games will host fans

The English Football League announces 10 upcoming matches will feature crowd pilots, with up to 1,000 fans at each game.
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EFL: Harrogate make dream start as Sheffield Wednesday begin long road back

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Bury FC: One year on from EFL expulsion - what happened next?

Twelve months on from Bury's English Football League expulsion, what happened next for the town, the club and its fans?
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EFL appeals against decision to clear Derby of breaching spending rules

The English Football League appeals against a disciplinary panel's decision to clear Derby of breaching spending rules.
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English Football League: Fans to watch fixtures at Cambridge United as test events

Supporters will be allowed back into two fixtures in English Football League competitions at Cambridge United next week as test events.
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EFL: All Championship, League One and League Two games made available to view

All EFL games will be available to watch from home while matches continue to be played behind closed doors or at limited capacity.
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Derby County: EFL charges over spending rules dismissed

Derby County avoid a points deduction as charges relating to a breach of English Football League spending rules are dismissed.
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EFL fixtures 2020-21: Your club-by-club guide to the new season

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship, League One and League Two during the 2020-21 season.
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Macclesfield Town relegated after EFL wins points appeal, Stevenage reprieved

Macclesfield Town are relegated to the National League after the EFL wins an appeal against a points deduction.
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Charlton Athletic: English Football League rejects takeover by Paul Elliott

Prospective new Charlton owner Paul Elliott has his application to take over the League One club rejected by the EFL.
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Harrogate Town promotion a 'superb lift' after lockdown

Harrogate Town's promotion to the English Football League will boost the local economy, it is hoped.
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Harrogate beat Notts County to win promotion to League Two

Harrogate will play in the English Football League for the first time after beating Notts County in the National League promotion final.
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English clubs may have to play full 2020-21 season before reduced crowds, says government adviser

Football clubs in England may have to play the entire 2020-21 football season in front of reduced capacity crowds, a senior government adviser says.
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Premier League and EFL 2020-21 seasons to start on 12 September

The 2020-21 Premier League and EFL seasons will start on 12 September.
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EFL: Jimmy Glass and Paul Caddis feature in most memorable final days

An injury time goal from a goalkeeper and winner-takes-all drama feature in BBC Sport's most memorable EFL final days.
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Premier League and EFL summer transfer window to be from 27 July to 5 October

The Premier League and EFL summer transfer window will be open for 10 weeks between 27 July and 5 October, subject to Fifa approval.
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'English football disrespected' - EFL chairman Parry on Wigan crisis

Wigan's plight shows English football has been "disrespected", says EFL chairman Rick Parry in a Q&A with BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
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EFL chairman Rick Parry is secretly recorded by a Wigan fan discussing rumours related to the club's administration.
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The latest round of coronavirus testing across the English Football League returns no positive results.
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Premier League, EFL and PFA announce scheme to help BAME coaches

The Premier League, EFL and PFA announce a new scheme to increase the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches.
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Championship: EFL apologises after iFollow streams of games hit by technical issue

A technical issue hits the streaming of Championship games, prompting some fans to miss the start of the first matches back after the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Professional Footballers' Association wants all managerial appointments in the EFL to follow a diverse recruitment process.
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