The 111th Coca-Cola Football League season kicks-off this weekend with The League's 72 clubs ready to deliver the hard fought, frenetic action that will keep fans on their toes across the next ten months and 1,671 matches.
For supporters of League clubs, the new season also brings with it a number of changes both on and off the field.
These include the introduction of The League's new 'Home Grown Players' rule which aims to encourage the development of young footballers at League clubs. The new rule will require clubs to name at least four players in their matchday squad that have been registered domestically, for a minimum of three seasons, prior to their 21st birthday.
For the first time clubs will also have the opportunity to name seven substitutes, three of which may enter the field of play.
Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney believes these changes will be beneficial to English football, "It is important that the domestic game creates more opportunities for young players developed by clubs to play first team football. In implementing these new rules, our clubs have demonstrated their commitment to actually making this happen."
The League has also introduced new financial regulations relating to tax payments. From now on, any club that falls behind with its employee related payments to HMRC will be subject to a transfer embargo until such time as the debt is cleared.
The Football League's new broadcasting agreement with Sky Sports and BBC Sport also begins this season, offering supporters a greater breadth of coverage than ever before.
Sky Sports will broadcast up to 80 live matches from all three divisions of the Coca-Cola Football League, including the Play-Offs. The action begins on Friday evening with the Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Sheffield United (7.45pm - Sky Sports 1).
BBC Sport will show ten live matches from the Coca-Cola Championship across the season, beginning with West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United on Saturday evening (5.20pm - BBC1). There will also be all-new highlights programme called 'The Football League Show' which will follow Match of the Day on Saturday nights and showcase all the goals from the Coca-Cola Championship, League 1 and League 2 (Saturday 11.45pm - BBC1).
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