"The clubs voted at the last Premier League Annual General Meeting to modify the rule regarding clubs fielding full strength teams (E.20)," said a spokesman for the Premier League.
"From 2011/12 onwards the rule will allow any combination of players included in a club's 25-man squad list to be selected for a Premier League fixture.
"The 25-man squad rules do allow clubs to pick U21 players beyond those named in their squad list and, with this in mind, it was agreed by the clubs that it was appropriate for the rule to remain in place in order to ensure the integrity of the competition."
what a waste of time, money, and effort! first your administrators instituted a stupid rule that made no sense, fined clubs, caused needless controversy, and now removed it... what a abysmal way to stir up media bytes to market your sub-standard product that no one cares about - boring, shyte route 1 football... absolutely rubbish compared to the beautiful game played in the la liga, bundesliga, etc.. no wonder uefa, platini, and the rest of cultured europe detest your game and no wonder your national team never succeeds.... your game is being run into the ground by these old dinosaurs...