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By Taz19/4 00:07Mon Apr 19 00:07:15 2021In response to Re: Any news from the club....

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Will it actually change anything though? How many people from Stevenage go to the Spurs or Arsenal games? Most PL fans are armchair supporters, why would their habits change?

The one thing I am curious about is player reaction. If UEFA, FIFA and PL keep their spine, it could mean the only competition players are allowed in are the ESL games. Will players be happy with this, or will we see a ton of movement this summer with players opting to move to clubs playing in domestic and international games?

This could also make the loan market interesting. Will these clubs still want 50 players on the books if they're not allowed to send them off to loan? They also won't be part of the EFL Trophy with their U23 teams.

In fact, they'd have to create their own U21/23 competitions, the clubs (not just teams) won't be able to compete against domestically. For that matter, if it's the club as a whole, their academies will be isolated from the rest of the domestic game.

There are some scenarios where, over the next few years, this could actually be a huge benefit to the domestic game as it creates an environment where a few super-teams are playing very few games, and this will soon get old with the fans who want more than 20 games a season.

However, as I said up top, the most interesting aspect to watch will be player reaction. They could be the ones who make this an interesting situation.

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