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Forest Green chairman Dale Vince believes B teams in EFL is a ‘hideous’ idea

A proposal for Premier League clubs to play B teams in the English Football League is a “hideous” idea, according to one chairman.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano said football in the top flight was not a sustainable business even before the coronavirus crisis and suggested the introduction of second-string sides would rectify that.

However, Dale Vince, chairman at Sky Bet League Two Forest Green, believes the idea would destroy over a century of heritage and a better solution to the unsustainability argument would be for the Premier League to filter down more cash.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano suggested B teams could play in the EFL (Martin Rickett/PA)

“I think it is a hideous idea. It might be great for some clubs in the Premier League but it is not great for the EFL,” he told the PA news agency.

“We don’t just want to become

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Klopp backs idea of Premier League sides helping struggling EFL teams

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Premier League teams should look to help England’s lower division clubs that have taken huge financial hits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Liverpool – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – September 20, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp during the warm up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan

The English Football League (EFL) oversees the three tiers below the Premier League – the Championship, League One and League Two – and clubs in these divisions largely rely on matchday revenue to operate.

The British government this week postponed plans to allow a limited number of fans back into stadiums from October after a second wave of COVID-19 infections and the move is expected to have a massive impact.

“In general people in a better position should help people in a less good position, 100%,” Klopp

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