A proposal for Premier League clubs to play B teams in the English Football League is a “hideous” idea, according to one chairman.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano said football in the top flight was not a sustainable business even before the coronavirus crisis and suggested the introduction of second-string sides would rectify that.

However, Dale Vince, chairman at Sky Bet League Two Forest Green, believes the idea would destroy over a century of heritage and a better solution to the unsustainability argument would be for the Premier League to filter down more cash.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano suggested B teams could play in the EFL (Martin Rickett/PA)

“I think it is a hideous idea. It might be great for some clubs in the Premier League but it is not great for the EFL,” he told the PA news agency.

“We don’t just want to become

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  • First-term Rep. Jared Golden will face former state representative and Lisbon, Maine council member Dale Crafts in Maine’s 2nd congressional district. 

  • Golden is a US Marine veteran who flipped the seat to Democratic control in 2018 while Crafts is a business owner and former state representative.
  • Maine’s highly-watched second district flipped from voting for former President Obama by 9 percentage points in 2012 to vote for President Trump by 10 points in 2016. 
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The candidates:

First-term Rep. Jared Golden will face former state representative and Lisbon, Maine council member Dale Crafts in Maine’s 2nd congressional district. 

Golden is a former state legislator and US Marine veteran who defeated a Republican to flip the seat to Democratic control in the 2018 midterm elections.

He’s a member of a group of politically moderate military and national security veterans elected to Congress in the 2018 midterms

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