Those nurturing the footballing dreams of thousands of North West children say the Premier League is destroying the grassroots of the sport.
They claim top teams are taking away talent, while failing to pump money into facilities.
The League claims local councils should find cash for that. Even so, the most successful clubs still put £45million into community causes.
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After a cold start to the night cloud builds, winds freshen and rain moves east during Sunday
Remaining cold for Saturday day and night. Briefly milder yet more unsettled into Sunday
Icy patches will be a hazard on some untreated roads, pavements & paths. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces