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So,

And this is a big SO.

We have spent the last few years arguing about B teams and the @CheckatradeTrpy

I do declare I like the format of the competition, after much @EFL time and debate with clubs has been expended, to fix some obvious issues.

It came along with...
...what was called, ‘Tha Whole Game Solution’ and the two things were dumped on the agenda together.

The idea of WGS was to allow B teams into our entire @EFL set up.

@CheckatradeTrpy got through after much pressure and threats from the board. It is a fact that the chairman..
..said to me that we’d lose @premierleague income if we didn’t vote FOR it. We voted against both @CheckatradeTrpy and WGS. We discussed both at length will other clubs.

But that is history.

The question I asked then and am still asking today, is WHY?

Whose idea was..
..it to design a new Whole Game Solution?

Where did the board get the mandate from to bring it forward on the agenda?

Was it at #EFL clubs request?
Was it @EFL board decision?
Was it @FA?
Was it @premierleague request to get their kids decent playing time?
Or was it a..
...combination of the above.

I ask this because whilst we spent years arguing about this, whilst we spent years trying to get fans on board, our @EFL board were not concentrating on the bigger picture:

Looking after the long term stability and health of its member clubs.
So for me even IF it’s the @EFL’s problem to teach @premierleague kids, which I am relaxed about, why was this more important that the long term strategy for OUR clubs.

I demonstrated to the @EFL board that we were facing financial distress because of the financial set up..
..years ago. I demonstrated that year by year the problems got worse.

I demonstrated that @SkyBetChamp were getting a 10% increase on their numbers whereas @SkyBetLeagueOne and @SkyBetLeagueTwo we’re getting around 4%

The finance director accepted the numbers were correct.
But would they listen?

I likened it to a train from which the carriages were systematically being decoupled and, one by one, slowing down financially.

The @SkyBetChamp was decoupled last year, and the clubs up there know it. This is going to be a major existential threat..
..to the @EFL. Already breakaways are being talked about.

But it doesn’t end there:

The @premierleague not content with steaming off into the distance with all the spoils...

It’s decoupled the bottom 14 clubs from the engine and they will slow down, leaving the top..
...6 greedy clubs to steam away.

You really could not make this shit up.

So to get back on track 😂 pardon the pun this Sunday morning, who is pulling the strings?

Who is deciding that the @EFL should be wasting time on minor issues whilst the organisation is falling apart?
It certainly is NOT member clubs that each hold 1/72nd of the @EFL

Who decided to put changing the transfer window on the agenda?

It certainly was NOT member clubs.

Who decided to accept the new 5 year @SkyFootball deal?

It certainly was not put to clubs. We certainly were..
..NOT consulted, though I’m not arguing the merits of it, one way or another.

There’s been a striking contrast between @premierleague and @EFL

One focussed purely on maximising revenues for its member clubs, the other.....

well it didn’t.

Quick final word on the..
... @CheckatradeTrpy

If we are to accept a responsibility for training @premierleague kids up, WE WANT MORE THAN..

£1m !!

..out of the £billions they are spending tying up all the kids.

Quick final word on the @EFL board and new leader they decide will be foisted on us..
..If the new leader and board don’t start acting properly on behalf of member clubs YOU can expect many more of these Sunday morning tweets.

I will not accept anything other than our board building a bright, stable, fair future for our @ASFCofficial
I will not accept our @ASFCofficial getting less than it’s fair share. When in fact we should be getting more to close the gap.

I will not accept a board that sets club against club, that has @SkyBetChamp clubs asking why are smaller clubs effectively took the decision on..
..the @SkyFootball deal without a proper debate.

I want a new direction, forward thinking, strategic long term predictable planning, proper notice about agenda items, who’s proposing them and why.

We have a great opportunity to close the gaps and bring English Football..
..back together. Proud of our history, building our future, together as one.

That’s how football flourishes.
That’s how @England will get the best out of our kids.
That’s how @England will once again win the @FIFAWorldCup

Don’t miss this opportunity.

Please.
Good morning BTW.
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