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Johnsons Paint Trophy changes

RedPaul

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Apologies if I have missed it but I haven't seen this mentioned/discussed anywhere. The proposal is to have PL reserve sides in the JPT. Apparently only Wimbledon out 48 L1 and L2 sides voted against.

Ridiculous proposal and the start of a very slippery slope to giving the PL what they want - reserve teams in the league structure.

More details on this link

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/mar/03/johnstones-paint-trophy-premier-league-b-teams-england-world-cup-wembley-walsall-bristol-city

I'd like to know why ECFC didn't vote against. We will attract a bigger gate playing Yeovil, Bristol City etc than Everton or Villa reserves.
 

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The Premier League largesse (as the PL see it) that is paid to us lower classes might have played a part here.

Our reserve teams to play in the JPT or else ?
 

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The PL already have a cup competition they play their reserves in, it's called the League Cup........Rubbish idea and de-values the competition for L1 & 2 teams trying to get a game at Wembley.....though it will draw in a crowd if you get one of the PL teams with players trying to get match fit after being injured
 

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I'd like to know why ECFC didn't vote against. We will attract a bigger gate playing Yeovil, Bristol City etc than Everton or Villa reserves.
I'd imagine there was money (bribing) involved.

The Prem sides will be paying to enter so I'm guessing us and the other 47 football league clubs would get a share of what they pay.
 
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The JPT attracts notoriously small crowds and people only seemingly take an interest if the latter stages are reached. For this reason alone I don't have strong feelings on this. Tin pot competition, but would prefer to watch us play Arsenal reserves in it than Stevenage
 

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I have only been to one JPT match in the past 2 seasons but one thing I wouldn't like to see is e.g. Palace Reserves v West Brom Reserves final.
 

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The football league had a get together and thought how can we make the JPT more pointless?


At least they found an answer to the question no one asked.
 

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No decision has been made. Not sure why Wimbledon mislead the football world with their version of events.

The 72 have agreed to look at proposals and they should be put to a meeting in due course.
 

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No decision has been made. Not sure why Wimbledon mislead the football world with their version of events.

The 72 have agreed to look at proposals and they should be put to a meeting in due course.
Fair enough but it worries me that the FL should even be looking at it. They should have said FRO - leave our competitions alone. As ECFC70 said, they have already devalued the League Cup enough as it is over the past 5 years.
 
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