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A independent regulator for football.

GillsBluenose

Vital 1st Team Regular
#9
Bury and Brizzle Rovers were recent examples of how redistribution of money would not solve everything.

Started splashing money on players on big contracts, then in very short time got relegated and (at least in the case of Bury) went bankrupt.

There is no magic wand or control that would ensure that every player would turn out to be worth the money or that any manager would be a fit for any club, investors/owners would not lose interest and stop funding their clubs abruptly or that other investors/owners or agents would just keep the additional money coming in to their clubs for themselves. Or maybe all players wages will just go up?
 

chris who

Vital Football Hero
#10
To a extent the government could force the issue if there is strong enough support. I have just read that standard VAT is still payable on domestic transfers. But post Brexit not on overseas transfers. The government could earn large amounts from premier league clubs by put a large tax level on any incoming players thus providing protection for young English players and raising funds for the independent body regardless of if the Premier league teams want it or not.It will be a interesting few months and years I feel as I can't see the government ignoring the current problems with community clubs.But while I agree it appears that the Premier league teams are all powerful they chiefly employ non UK players so if Brexit was right then perhaps it is time to address that through taxation.
 

jogills

Vital 1st Team Regular
#11
I think that change does happen, I've seen it happen throughout my life. The government has already declared that they are in favour of an independent regulator. I think it will happen. Once established that regulator will bring many other changes over time.

One of the specific recommendations in Tracey Crouch's report is the establishment of a system to prevent owners spending money they do not have. Football has operated its own strange world for many years but time will catch up.
 

chris who

Vital Football Hero
#13
Sorry, but that “A” instead of “An” in the thread title is doing my head in. Am I alone in that?

Think it’s an OCD thing. Carry on.

(sorry Chris. Not picking on you. I’ve done it).
Given those signs in Australia you displayed I am sorry I know what I would prefer to see.My language skills are not great I admit. But some of the language currently used in football matches and message boards about our club makes me think I have done nothing to be ashamed of.
 

OneSirKeefy

Vital Football Hero
#14
Given those signs in Australia you displayed I am sorry I know what I would prefer to see.My language skills are not great I admit. But some of the language currently used in football matches and message boards about our club makes me think I have done nothing to be ashamed of.
Hmmm. Point taken about the advertising sign. Duly edited.

And I said in my post above, not blaming you. I’ve done exactly that myself. And thread titles can’t be edited.
 

Trashbat

Vital 1st Team Regular
#17
Bury and Brizzle Rovers were recent examples of how redistribution of money would not solve everything.

Started splashing money on players on big contracts, then in very short time got relegated and (at least in the case of Bury) went bankrupt.

There is no magic wand or control that would ensure that every player would turn out to be worth the money or that any manager would be a fit for any club, investors/owners would not lose interest and stop funding their clubs abruptly or that other investors/owners or agents would just keep the additional money coming in to their clubs for themselves. Or maybe all players wages will just go up?
Exactly right. The problem is the whole governance structure in football.