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League competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales

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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 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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'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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

Videos for English Football League

Bolton saved as Football Ventures completes takeover [Video]Bolton saved as Football Ventures completes takeover

A deal to take over Bolton has been completed, with administrators announcing the crisis club's sale to Football Ventures (Whites) Limited. Bolton were on the verge of liquidation after the English..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Bolton sold to Football Ventures say administrators [Video]Bolton sold to Football Ventures say administrators

Bolton Wanderers appear to be saved from extinction after Football Ventures purchase the financially-troubled club.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

Bury expelled from the English Football League [Video]Bury expelled from the English Football League

Bury have been expelled from the English Football League after a day of high drama that will almost certainly result in the 134-year-old club being liquidated. Shakers owner Steve Dale had been given..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Bury FC fans wait for news on club's future [Video]Bury FC fans wait for news on club's future

Supporters wait for news as Bury are now almost certain to be expelled from the English Football League after a proposed takeover by C and N Sporting Risk fell through, just 90 minutes before a..

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

Bury on the brink as C&N takeover deal falls through [Video]Bury on the brink as C&N takeover deal falls through

Bury are now almost certain to be expelled from the English Football League after a proposed takeover by C&N Sporting Risk fell through, just 90 minutes before a league-set deadline for the deal to be..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Bury takeover: Fans clean up Gigg Lane as club hopes to complete sale [Video]Bury takeover: Fans clean up Gigg Lane as club hopes to complete sale

Bury Football Club fans and locals clean seats at the club's Gigg Lane stadium as the future of the club hangs in the balance. The EFL League One club have until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete a sale..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

 

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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?
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

Bury's expulsion from the EFL: MP James Frith to put forward League Two proposal

Bury North MP James Frith says he plans to put forward a proposal to the EFL by 20 September in a bid to have Bury reinstated to League Two in 2020/21.
BBC News - Published

Bury's expulsion from the EFL: MP calls for League Two spot for the Shakers in 2020-21

Bury North MP James Frith requests a meeting with the EFL to ask if the Shakers can be brought back in 2020-21 - in League Two.
BBC News - Published

Bury expelled from EFL: Shakers threaten league with legal action

Bury are "actively considering" legal action against the English Football League following the club's expulsion on Tuesday.
BBC News - Published

Bury expelled from EFL: Shakers hope £7m bid will be reconsidered

Bury hope a £7m takeover bid will be reconsidered by the English Football League, reports BBC Radio Manchester.
BBC News - Published

We must learn from Bury expulsion, says EFL executive chair Jevans

The English Football League must learn lessons and make changes in the wakes of Bury's expulsion, says EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans.
BBC News - Published

Bury and Bolton Wanderers crisis: What next for the EFL?

BBC Sport looks at some of the issues that need to be addressed following the financial troubles of Bury and Bolton.
BBC News - Published

Bury FC: EFL need to learn lessons, says Debbie Jevans

The English Football League must learn lessons and make changes in the wakes of Bury's expulsion, says EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans.
BBC News - Published

Bury's expulsion 'like a member of the family has died'

Fans are "gutted" by their club being thrown out of the Football League after 125 years.
BBC News - Published

Bury expelled from EFL: Phil Neville says town's heart has been 'ripped out''

England women's manager Phil Neville says the heart of Bury has been "ripped out" by their expulsion from the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury's heart 'ripped out' by club's expulsion, says Neville

England women's manager Phil Neville says the heart of Bury has been "ripped out" by their expulsion from the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury expelled from EFL: C&N Sporting Risk say financial challenges 'insurmountable'

Bury faced "insurmountable" financial challenges, according to the firm that pulled out of a bid to take over the stricken League One club.
BBC News - Published

Bury expelled by English Football League after takeover collapses

Bury are expelled by the English Football League after a takeover bid from C&N Sporting Risk collapsed.
BBC News - Published

Bolton Wanderers: EFL gives club 14-day expulsion threat

Bolton Wanderers have 14 days to find a buyer and address their administration issue or they will be expelled from the English Football League.
BBC News - Published

Bury & Bolton Wanderers set for English Football League deadline on Tuesday

Bury and Bolton Wanderers both face 17:00 BST deadlines on Tuesday as the two clubs attempt to finalise takeovers.
BBC News - Published

Bolton's EFL future under renewed threat after takeover deal collapses

The latest takeover deal to buy Bolton has collapsed with administrators warning the "process of closing down the company" could begin as early as Wednesday.
BBC News - Published

Bury FC: EFL may extend Tuesday deadline if sale almost complete - Debbie Jevans

The EFL may extend Bury's deadline to avoid expulsion if a sale is almost complete but "cannot keep postponing games", says its chief executive.
BBC News - Published

Bury given until Tuesday afternoon to complete sale and save club

Bury are given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete a sale and avoid being expelled from the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury FC given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete sale and avoid expulsion from EFL

Bury are given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete a sale and avoid being expelled from the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury owner Steve Dale says club has been sold with EFL deadline approaching

Steve Dale says he has agreed to sell Bury, as an English Football League deadline for their possible expulsion approaches.
BBC News - Published

'Limited progress' made by Bury with hours to go until deadline, says EFL

There has been "limited progress" made in Bury's bid to avoid expulsion from the English Football League, says the organisation.
BBC News - Published

Deadline day for Bury: When will they learn their fate & what next?

Bury Football Club has until 23:59 BST on Friday to avoid being expelled from the English Football League.
BBC News - Published

Bury could get 48-hour extension to avoid EFL expulsion

Bury could be given more time to avoid expulsion from the EFL after it emerged four parties are interested in a takeover.
BBC News - Published

'Unless somebody comes in, we are dead on Friday. Forever' - Bury FC on the brink

Bury fans look ahead to Friday, when the 134-year-old club could be expelled from the English Football League.
BBC News - Published

Bury FC: Anger and tears at League One club before EFL decision

Bury fans look ahead to Friday, when the 134-year-old club could be expelled from the English Football League.
BBC News - Published

Joey Barton & Danny Cowley question 'integrity' of League One

The EFL says the integrity of League One is "of paramount importance" after criticism from Joey Barton and Danny Cowley.
BBC News - Published

Bury: Shakers' fixture at Rotherham called off by English Football League

Bury's game against Rotherham on Tuesday is suspended by the EFL, their fifth successive game to be called off.
BBC News - Published

Bury have fifth straight game suspended by EFL

Bury's game against Rotherham on Tuesday is suspended by the EFL, their fifth successive game to be called off.
BBC News - Published

Bury: Financially-stricken League One side have game against Gillingham suspended

Bury have a fourth game suspended after the club was unable to satisfy the EFL's request to prove its financial viability.
BBC News - Published

Offer made to buy Bury before league's Tuesday deadline

Bury confirm an offer to buy the embattled club has been received, while the League One side has a fourth game at risk of being suspended by the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury: Offer made to buy League One club as threat of EFL expulsion looms

Bury confirm an offer to buy the embattled club has been received, while the League One side has a fourth game at risk of being suspended by the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Hull City: EFL apologises to fan who claimed he was asked to stop texting during game

The English Football League apologises to a Hull City fan for the way a spot check on unauthorised data gathering was handled.
BBC News - Published

EFL: Will Ferrell sees Portsmouth win, Kiyan Prince tributes & instant impacts

Why was Hollywood star Will Ferrell watching a League One game on Saturday? Find out in our EFL round-up.
BBC News - Published

Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City: EFL tells Sky Blues game will go ahead

Bolton's League One match against Coventry is set to go ahead after the club start ticket sales for the game.
BBC News - Published

Bury given deadline to avoid EFL expulsion after having third game suspended

Bury are given 14 days to avoid being expelled from the English Football League after having a third game of the season suspended.
BBC News - Published

Bury threatened with expulsion from EFL in 14 days after third match is suspended

Bury are given 14 days to avoid withdrawal from the English Football League after having a third game of the season suspended.
BBC News - Published

Transfer window: EFL's possible Premier League movers before Thursday's deadline

Which EFL players will probably - and possibly - move to the Premier League before Thursday's transfer deadline?
BBC News - Published

Bury: EFL suspends second League One game of season against Accrington Stanley

Bury's second League One game of the season, away at Accrington Stanley on 10 August, is suspended by the EFL.
BBC News - Published

Bury's second game of season called off

Bury's second League One game of the season, away at Accrington Stanley on 10 August, is suspended by the EFL.
BBC News - Published

EFL: Bolton Wanderers, Bury and a summer to forget

Administration, debts, a protracted takeover, unpaid wages and postponed fixtures - what's going on at Bolton and Bury?
BBC News - Published

EFL 2019-20: Leeds, West Brom & Fulham picked by BBC Sport users to reach Premier League

Which EFL clubs did you pick to be promoted this season? BBC Sport users have their say.
BBC News - Published

EFL: Championship, League One & League Two stories to follow in 2019-20

What are the main stories to look out for when the English Football League season begins on Friday?
BBC News - Published

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