More information on the Football League's Annual General Meeting has come out this morning. As detailed on this site last month, the League's member clubs have voted to reverse last summer's decision concerning the number of substitutes that a club may name in a matchday squad for a Football League match.
The history of this rule is becoming fairly tortuous. In the summer of 2008, clubs were allowed to name seven substitutes for FA Cup and Carling Cup matches - a figure that has remained constant for those two competitions ever since. In the Football League though, a decision in 2009 to allow both League and Football League Trophy matches to name seven substitutes was reversed last year following a proposal made by Championship side Burnley.
The League has now confirmed that a counter-proposal issued by Birmingham City and Derby County has been successfully voted through, and that clubs will now be able to name seven substitutes for the 2012-13 season. Although the Football League have not been specific here, we'd assume that this will apply for both Football League and Football League Trophy matches.
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