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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.

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Bolton furlough staff as coronavirus outbreak hits club’s finances [Video]

Bolton furlough staff as coronavirus outbreak hits club’s finances

Sky Bet League One club Bolton have placed a number of staff on furlough, while senior management have taken a “significant pay reduction”. Bolton were on the brink of financial collapse over the..

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English football suspended until at least April 30 due to coronavirus pandemic [Video]

English football suspended until at least April 30 due to coronavirus pandemic

Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Premier League, EFL and the Football Association, along with the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

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Premier League and EFL clubs are set to discuss a collective wage deferral agreement at a meeting with the PFA on Wednesday.
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Barrow: National League leaders could be voted back into EFL, says director

Barrow could be voted back into the English Football League if the season is not finished, says director Levi Gill.
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'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA

The Premier League, EFL and PFA issue a joint statement warning of "difficult decisions" to come.
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Premier League, EFL & PFA say 'difficult decisions' to come for clubs

The Premier League, EFL and PFA issue a joint statement warning of "difficult decisions" to come.
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Premier League: EFL should not seek top-flight coronavirus handouts, says chairman

EFL chairman Rick Parry says its clubs should not seek financial help from the Premier League during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: EFL offers £50m to help clubs as Trophy final postponed

The EFL is to release a £50m relief fund to help clubs with cash-flow issues because of coronavirus, while the Leasing.com Trophy final is postponed.
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No decisions yet on next steps - EFL

The English Football League says it has yet to decide what may happen next after games were suspended until at least 3 April.
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Coronavirus: EFL say 'no decisions taken yet' on what may happen next

The English Football League says it has yet to decide what may happen next after games were suspended until at least 3 April.
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Coronavirus: 'Tensions' between EFL and Premier League over how to respond

There are "tensions" between the EFL and Premier League over how to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, the BBC understands.
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EFL Day of Action: The football coach with cerebral palsy helping others learn the game

BBC Sport meets Jamie Clewer - a young Plymouth Argyle coach with cerebral palsy who is helping others with disabilities play football.
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Southend & Macclesfield given EFL charge for failing to pay players

Southend United and Macclesfield Town are charged with misconduct by the EFL for failing to pay their players on time.
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Bury: EFL could not have prevented club's demise, review finds

An independent review concludes that any additional EFL action "would not have made any difference" to Bury FC's plight.
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EFL: West Bromwich Albion & Leeds United open gap while Stevenage's misery goes on

The club with more managers than wins this season and Rotherham fans' good gesture - five stories from Saturday's EFL games.
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EFL: Leeds United lose to Wigan, Bristol City win again & Colchester are beaten at last

BBC Sport talks you through five things you may have missed in the English Football League on Saturday.
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January transfer window quiz: EFL deadline-day signings

10 questions about players who moved to or from EFL clubs on January transfer deadline day - have a go!
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EFL: Sol Campbell's Southend win and Bake Off has a potential new host

Sol Campbell finally wins at Southend and lacklustre Leeds lose in London again - five things you may have missed in the EFL.
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Bury FC: The football fans without a team

When Bury FC was expelled from the English Football League, supporters were left with a hole in their lives.
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Derby County: Club claim EFL's decision to charge over breach of spending rules 'unlawful'

Derby County say the English Football League's decision to charge them with a breach of spending rules is 'unlawful'.
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Derby County: Championship clubs charged for breach of spending rules

Derby County are charged by the English Football League for a breach of spending rules and face a possible points deduction.
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Birmingham City could face points deduction after EFL charge

Birmingham City could be facing a second points deduction in two seasons after being charged with breaching financial rules by the EFL.
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EFL moments of the decade part two: Highs & lows off the pitch

Remembering some notable moments off the pitch in part two of BBC Sport's look back at the past decade in the EFL.
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EFL: Leeds United win thriller as Joey Barton sees red & Stevenage struggle

From Leeds' nine-goal thriller to a terrible day for league leaders, BBC Sport sums up a chaotic final day of 2019 in the EFL.
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EFL moments of the decade part one: Troy Deeney, Doncaster and drama

BBC Sport looks back at the iconic on-pitch moments of the past decade in the English Football League.
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The EFL at Christmas quiz: Test your festive football knowledge

How much do you know about festive football? Test your knowledge with BBC Sport's EFL at Christmas quiz.
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Jude Bellingham: Birmingham City teenager wins EFL Young Player of the Month award for November

Birmingham City's 16-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham is named the English Football League's Young Player of the Month for November.
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Macclesfield Town fans fear for League Two club's future after postponement

Supporters at troubled League Two Macclesfield Town fear the club could follow Bury out of the English Football League.
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Macclesfield Town v Plymouth Argyle: EFL says League Two game is in doubt

Macclesfield's game at home to Plymouth on Saturday is in doubt, says the English Football League.
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Macclesfield Town docked six points by EFL over financial issues

Macclesfield Town are docked six points by the English Football League after pleading guilty to charges over non-payment of wages and failing to fulfil their fixture with Crewe.
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Carabao Cup: EFL chairman Rick Parry concerned at Champions League plans

Plans to change European club football which could threaten the Carabao Cup are "clearly a concern", says EFL chairman Rick Parry.
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Was Stoke v Reading the dullest game this season? Five things you might have missed in the EFL

Possibly the most boring game of the season and Jordan Rhodes firing again were among the things you may have missed in the EFL.
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EFL: Chairman Rick Parry has concerns over 'another Bury'

Bury may not be the last EFL club to lose their status because of financial problems, according to Rick Parry, the governing body's chairman.
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Macclesfield v Crewe postponed by EFL

Macclesfield's League Two game against Crewe is suspended by the EFL, with players "adversely affected" by financial issues.
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Owls claim EFL charge over stadium sale 'unlawful'

Sheffield Wednesday say the EFL charge against them for selling their stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri is "unlawful".
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Charlton Athletic: Roland Duchatelet agrees sale to East Street Investments

Championship side Charlton Athletic are taken over by East Street Investments, subject to approval from the EFL.
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Bolton Wanderers: English Football League to appeal against 'lenient' punishment

The English Football League will appeal against the suspended points deduction given to Bolton over unfulfilled fixtures
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Sheffield Wednesday: EFL charge Owls with misconduct following Hillsborough sale

Sheffield Wednesday are charged with breaking the EFL's financial rules following the sale of their ground to owner Dejphon Chansiri.
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Macclesfield Town: EFL investigating non-payment of wages

The English Football League begins a formal investigation into Macclesfield Town's failure to pay their players.
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Brian Mawhinney death: Former cabinet minister and Football League chairman dies

'His death brings an end to a life dedicated to public service and rooted in an unwavering Christian faith,' family says
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Conservative peer Brian Mawhinney dies aged 79

Lord Mawhinney was the former chairman of both the Conservative Party and the Football League.
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Bury: EFL should apologise and pay reparations to expelled club, say MPs

A select committee inquiry says the English Football League should "share the blame" for Bury's financial decline.
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EFL 'failed to execute rules' on finance with Bury

The Football League is accused of "failing to execute" its own rules in the demise of Bury earlier this year.
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'Owning a club cost me my marriage' - what is it like to run an EFL club?

Divorce, temptations to gamble on Premier League riches and advising others not to buy are just some things owners of EFL clubs deal with.
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Liverpool face threat of Carabao Cup expulsion as EFL investigates third-round win

Liverpool could face expulsion from the Carabao Cup if they are found to have fielded an ineligible player against MK Dons.
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Bury will not be readmitted into League Two next season after meeting of member clubs

A proposal for Bury to be readmitted to League Two next season is rejected by EFL clubs at a meeting on Thursday.
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Maidstone United: The demise and rise of an expelled Football League club

BBC Sport takes a look at the demise of Maidstone United, the last club before Bury to drop out of the English Football League.
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Bury: EFL members to vote on club's request to be in League Two next year

Bury could take a crucial step towards reinstatement into the English Football League at a pivotal meeting of the 71 member clubs on Thursday.
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EFL: Henrik Larsson set for Southend? Crewe march on and Oxford hit six

Oxford hit Lincoln for six, Crewe march on in League Two and is Henrik Larsson about to become Southend manager?
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Bury: MPs to hold hearings into club's expulsion by EFL

MPs will hold hearings into the role of the EFL and Football Association in safeguarding clubs after Bury's expulsion.
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EFL 'to consult clubs' over Bury future as police investigate report of fraud at club

The English Football League says it will discuss Bury's future with its member clubs after efforts to readmit the Shakers.
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Bury FC: EFL to 'consult with clubs' about efforts to readmit Shakers

The English Football League says it will discuss Bury's future with its member clubs after efforts to readmit the Shakers.
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