posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 02:09 PM
The Nationwide Football League have failed in a bid to get the Premiership to abandon the transfer window system.
The league wanted their richer counterparts to drop the system which they claim is costing their clubs much needed revenue.
With transfer prices dropping League clubs have seen their projected income fall because they can no longer groom players to sell on to bigger clubs.
But the league's call to drop the transfer window system has been rejected by their Premier League counterparts.
'Eleven League clubs have now scrapped their reserves and, more worryingly, two more have cancelled all forms of youth development.
'The release of another 364 players at the end of the season means the number employed by clubs has dropped by 25% in the past two years. Many are
finding it virtually impossible to find pro clubs.'