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Offline kippaxvilla2

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Football On The Brink....
« on: September 28, 2020, 01:22:12 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54322650

I reckon the government will cave on this.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 01:43:32 PM »
Possibly.  I wonder if the PL give the slightest shit?

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 01:46:14 PM »
It is kind of right though.  The government changed its policy surely down to them to help them out. 

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 02:39:21 PM »
Was interesting listening to Rick Parry talk about this over the weekend. He was pretty clear that the long-term sustainability of a lot of clubs was already in question before the current situation. He had an astonishing statistic along the lines of average wage bills in the Championship are something like 107% of turnover.

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 04:38:33 PM »
I'd happily see money given to save clubs. Make an exception, though, for those who have had points deductions in the last two seasons as they've shown that they were financially incompetent even prior to the pandemic and don't deserve funding. In fact, give lots of money to their local rivals instead, to teach them a lesson.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 12:20:45 AM »
How about an enforced salary cap for clubs who have clearly overspent relative to their resources? No salary cap, no handout?

Offline luke:lamf

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Re: Football On The Brink....
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2020, 07:47:22 AM »
At the lower levels I get it, but I can't support any support for footballers above the 2500 per month that regular people / businesses were offered during the lockdown. And businesses that pre-lockdown spend 107% of turnover of wages are not sustainable (these aren't start-ups, most of them were founded in the 1800s). So, limited help for clubs that were well-run before, yes. Taxpayer cash to prop up inflated footballer wages, no.

 


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