The Premier League, Football Association and English Football League are seeking to address indiscipline in the game by reinforcing laws.
The Football League will keep its rejuvenation of the EFL Trophy on track by inviting other sides to fill the void left by those who reject the offer.
Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti will not be extradited to Albania on fraud, forgery and money laundering charges, a court has ruled.
A number of Premier League clubs have decided to opt out of entering their academy sides into the revamped English Football League Trophy.
Football fans have reacted angrily to a plan to allow Premier League clubs to field under-23 teams with up to four overage players in the EFL Trophy.
Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last season, head to Craven Cottage on Friday Aug. 5 to kick off the new EFL campaign.