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gets on my nerves a bit, the identity of a football club is more than the business that owns it, so if clubs go out of business they start again like Wimbledon etc. If they put too much regulation in then it stops clubs pushing up the leagues because they can't overspend which is the way it's always worked in the past. 

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From what I can see they haven't mentioned what I think is one of the biggest problems with football, agents. 

Players should pay the agents fees, not the clubs. The agents are employed by the players, not the clubs. All agents should ideally be employed by the FA and fees or a percentage of them should go into a grassroots fund.

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Agents are often "employed" by the club for their services.

 

Say if a club wants a player - they have to go through the agent - at that point they are using the agent to act for them to access the player

 

Please don't think for one minute this is in support of agents - they are a scourge in the game - but in some cases became necessary

 

In the majority of cases it's because wherever money becomes plentiful there will be reams of people inserting themselves into the chain of riches

 

There should be a balance but originally clubs had to be forced to act responsibly - now it's swung too far the other way

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3 hours ago, Ellis Rimmer said:

gets on my nerves a bit, the identity of a football club is more than the business that owns it, so if clubs go out of business they start again like Wimbledon etc. If they put too much regulation in then it stops clubs pushing up the leagues because they can't overspend which is the way it's always worked in the past. 

 

There is no guarantee clubs will even be able to just 'start again'.  And even if they can, all their creditors (often local businesses, especially the further you go down the pyramid) get totally shafted every time they do.

 

If no one can 'overspend', and the TV revenue is properly shared, then the leagues will become more competitive, not less.

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4 minutes ago, scram said:

Agents are often "employed" by the club for their services.

 

Say if a club wants a player - they have to go through the agent - at that point they are using the agent to act for them to access the player

 

Please don't think for one minute this is in support of agents - they are a scourge in the game - but in some cases became necessary

 

In the majority of cases it's because wherever money becomes plentiful there will be reams of people inserting themselves into the chain of riches

 

There should be a balance but originally clubs had to be forced to act responsibly - now it's swung too far the other way

Thanks Scram for clarifying that.

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30 minutes ago, owlinexile said:

 

There is no guarantee clubs will even be able to just 'start again'.  And even if they can, all their creditors (often local businesses, especially the further you go down the pyramid) get totally shafted every time they do.

 

If no one can 'overspend', and the TV revenue is properly shared, then the leagues will become more competitive, not less.

The leagues won’t become more competitive it will help keep the status quo, just look at Germany where everything is run very well as a business, but it’s a one horse race.

 

history here is that you have big clubs that make lots of money with gates and so will often be towards the top, amongst these are smaller clubs making a go of it because they have a backer happy to overspend. So whereas you always have the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool up there you get the likes of Man City, Chelsea, Blackburn, Everton, Forest, Derby etc through the decades.

 

Clubs have to be able to have a go, if they’re hamstrung by FFP we will just see the clubs that are at the top NOW stay there because they’re already the ones generating that sort of money.

 

 

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