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coluka

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#21
Once again it is down to an individual - what FSA have been trying to press for is that not only would there be a fit and proper test that was actually "fit and proper" but there would be effectively a licence agreement every year. So, you might slip through the net initially but then at the end of the first year you would be booted it out. Owners would have to sign up at the start.
Surely if a licence was withdrawn, the owner still remains the owner and could potentially asset strip a club. What would happen if the owner then were willing or wanted to sell but could not find a buyer? The club and fans still lose out if the club can’t compete. If the club were to be allowed to compete, what does withdrawing a licence do? For me, they need to get the fit and proper test right. Maybe owners should have to pay an upfront bond that is held by the EFL in case of hardship down the line so that the club can be kept alive for a period.
 
#22
Chatting last night to a Charlton fan mate. He feels the salary cap for the lower leagues will just grow the split. ideally a cap should apply to all leagues but there is not a cat in hells chance that Prem Clubs will vote in a cap. The EFL clubs agreed to bring the cap in although this is hurting some clubs who are having to reduce wage bills dramatically as players renew contracts. Sunderland for example are in big trouble as are Ipswich and Portsmouth.
 
#23
Surely if a licence was withdrawn, the owner still remains the owner and could potentially asset strip a club. What would happen if the owner then were willing or wanted to sell but could not find a buyer? The club and fans still lose out if the club can’t compete. If the club were to be allowed to compete, what does withdrawing a licence do? For me, they need to get the fit and proper test right. Maybe owners should have to pay an upfront bond that is held by the EFL in case of hardship down the line so that the club can be kept alive for a period.
No the licence would be a contract - it would have to be signed by a new owner to take control of a club. Break it and they would lose control/ownership of the club.
 
#24
Trouble is - the Premier League claim they are a seperate entity who have their own affairs to deal with. [I dont agree by the way].
The Premier League has sucked the lifeblood out of football - personally I wish the "big" clubs would all pzz off into some european Super - League.
Pity the EFL cannot be reconstituted so that the Championship is the top English League - The Premiership could offer "membership" to two of the top six teams who want to join their Private Club.
The National League can join so we have Four divisions.
The Premiership would not be involved in the League Cup and would have to pay to enter the FA Cup in the early rounds - and not have automatic entry later on.
The EFL would negotiate Broadcast Contracts with TV and Radio and they decide how much clubs reeceive each year dependent on which league they are in.
Basically - I believe English football will be better off without The Premiership.
I know there are umpteen different arguments why and why not, etc, but I cant be bothered to argue all night.
The Premiership wouldnt give the muck off their shoe to save anyone so its pointless expecting any of those clubs to help smaller clubs.
They dont care.
So why hold out false hopes?
Just a few thoughts.
And players are ineligible for England.
 

coluka

Well-known member
#26
No the licence would be a contract - it would have to be signed by a new owner to take control of a club. Break it and they would lose control/ownership of the club.
Ah right, fair enough. However, it still leaves the issue of current owners who may not want to or agree to sign such a contract and therefore maybe try to sell a club on. If they can’t (I would imagine such a contract may reduce interest in clubs) wouldn’t they be able to potentially asset strip their club, shut it down or put it into administration putting a club at risk anyway? Or would there be measures to prevent it? I would hope there was a way of preventing that happening somehow.
 

Erimus74

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#27
A few years back the majority of the greed is good league should have stood together & voted against the 6 self appointed big clubs from having everything their own way, even forcing their hand to speed those clubs up to break away to their own little super league bubble, when the majority, including all leagues, could have drawn up a new league format going forward, too late now the cast is set, football is finished

Glad I have seen the better days when clubs the size of the mighty Boro gave others a go
Long gone now
 

coluka

Well-known member
#28
A few years back the majority of the greed is good league should have stood together & voted against the 6 self appointed big clubs from having everything their own way, even forcing their hand to speed those clubs up to break away to their own little super league bubble, when the majority, including all leagues, could have drawn up a new league format going forward, too late now the cast is set, football is finished

Glad I have seen the better days when clubs the size of the mighty Boro gave others a go
Long gone now
Well said Erimus74, football has become the preserve of the super rich. A toy for the super wealthy at the top table at least. Human greed wins again. Fans of PL teams are seen as a commodity at the top end, taken for granted, brainwashed by Sky and their clubs. I am part of the problem though as I pay my money to sky, to Boro and suck it up. Football can only be fair with a level playing field, that will never happen now as the PL has a stranglehold on British footballs wealth. The clubs who are the beating heart of the EFL struggle to keep afloat and compete. I confess that a part of me would love Boro to be a part of it mind. Boro blew their chance in 2016/17. I must admit I am not watching anywhere near as much football as I used to. F.A. Cup finals have lost their gloss for me too. When you have players who are happy to sit on a bench, train and celebrate collecting trophies and medals, occasionally without ever kicking a ball in matches, content looking at a bank balance rather than play, it is time to reflect.
 
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