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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 Mel Morris Football League (MMFL) is a league competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales. Previously founded in 1888 as the Football League, and since taken over by Mel Morris, 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. Matt Burrows

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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