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Re: Salary Cap next season

By Baldock (BALDOCKBORO)20/5 16:40Wed May 20 16:40:49 2020In response to Salary Cap next season

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Salary cap can't work.

If you get relegated from Championship to L1 do you cut the wages of your contracted players? No way they'd sign up to that.

Or do you allow them to run at a higher cost until the contracts expire? How is that fair on the rest of the teams?

Same applies with the drop from L1 to L2.

Rich clubs would circumvent anyway with spurious loan arrangements.

Why should a club like Pompey or Sunderland have to restrict its pay costs to the level that Accrington can afford.

That's restraint of trade and would likely (rightly) be declared unlawful under judicial review.

Salary limits can only be tied to income, and income can be fiddled with dodgy sponsorship and stadium naming rights, selling your stadium to another arm of the company or a myriad of other schemes (As Sheff U, Villa and Derby have shown).

FFP based on income should be more rigorously enforced, with automatic points deductions for breaches, late wages etc. I like that bit but again, clever accountants will find ways round it.

Like Derby did when the paid Tom Ince's mum £700k per annum as a scouting consultant to avoid breaching FFP on his wages. True story.

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