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[England] League clubs to reduce subs from 7 to 5


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Football League clubs have voted to reduce the number of substitutes that can be named on the teamsheet for matches in the npower Football League from 7 to 5.

The vote was taken at an EGM at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

A Football League spokesman said: "This was felt to be a sensible and prudent step given the financial challenges facing many football clubs and the commitment made earlier this summer to adopt UEFA's Financial Fair Play framework."

Clubs will still be permitted to name 7 substitutes in the Carling Cup and FA Cup and 5 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Source: The Football League

Feel this is a good move, Portsmouth couldn't name seven for most of last season anyway :p

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Seven was a good number of substitutes to have.

If teams in the Championship and League 1 can't fill the bench - why not bring in a few youngsters from the reserves or under 18's?

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