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WSC contributor Tom Davies for the Guardian

icon cups4 March ~ While the proposal to let Premier League clubs field B teams in the lower leagues has been widely rejected but a “compromise” is now reportedly under consideration. That would be to allow the B teams to compete in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, a much-derided competition that has nonetheless survived for over 30 years and gives lower-League clubs a genuine shot at reaching Wembley. WSC contributor Tom Davies has written a piece for the Guardian which argues that putting top-flight B teams into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will only damage the competition, yet is also unlikely to spark England World Cup success.

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