EFL to Address Issue of Teams Not Fielding Full-Strength Teams
 
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EFL to Address Issue of Teams Not Fielding Full-Strength Teams
 
EFL to Address Issue of Teams Not Fielding Full-Strength Teams

EFL to Address Issue of Teams Not Fielding Full-Strength Teams

Among the many issues discussed at the EFL's 2017 Summer Conference is a proposal which could force teams to field a certain number of outfield players who featured on the team sheet in the previous game.
Following their 2017 Summer Conference the EFL have released a statement via their official website outlining plans to address the issue surrounding the fielding of so-called full strength teams, including a new proposal which could force teams to field a certain number of outfield players who featured on the team sheet in the previous game.

The statement, issued via EFL.com, confirms; The circumstances faced by the EFL at the end of the season in relation to the requirement for members to play full strength sides in League matches were considered. The EFL is working up a policy to determine what constitutes a full strength team to remove any further potential reputational damage to the EFL and its competitions.

A significant number of clubs supported preliminary proposals that would require managers to include a yet to be defined number of outfield players who featured on the team sheet in the previous game.

This requirement would take effect from the fourth Thursday in March to the conclusion of the season and discussions also included a provision that any club could make a claim for exceptional circumstances and any charge of non-compliance would be referred to a Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC). The EFL was tasked with formulating a formal proposal for clubs to consider in September.

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