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Salary Caps

jogills

Vital 1st Team Regular
#2
The corollary is that club numbers will fall. The rights of the minority trump the interests of the many and the game itself. The law is not an ass but it can be the tool of bullies.
 

TommyT Trublu

Vital Youth Team
#6
Sport is rarely fair and money always wins.
A good exception to that is american football with their salary caps and draft picks.
Easy to do though if there is no relegation or promotion.
 

townendgill

Vital Youth Team
#7
I don't see how a salary cap in it's present form was ever going to work long term, anyway. Having teams promoted/relegated to divisions with different caps (or in the Championship's case, no cap at all) was going to end up with severe problems that hadn't really been addressed. Promotion to an uncapped Championship for a League One team who would be under the constraints of a salary cap in the prior season would probably not go well for them. Either they don't spend large amounts of money and can't compete, or they do spend and run the risk of complete chaos should they go down. And if you introduce a salary cap to the Championship they you just shift that problem to between the Championship and the Premier League.
 

LancsGordoRoad

Vital 1st Team Regular
#8
Quite ironic that the architect of the "undoing" of the proposed Salary Cap is the Professional Footballers' Association, who said that the caps were "unlawful and unenforceable". The panel upheld that view - but how many pro-football jobs will now be lost!
 

shotshy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#9
Quite ironic that the architect of the "undoing" of the proposed Salary Cap is the Professional Footballers' Association, who said that the caps were "unlawful and unenforceable". The panel upheld that view - but how many pro-football jobs will now be lost!
The PFA is financed by the Premier League.
Figure that one out.
 

shotshy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#10
I don't see how a salary cap in it's present form was ever going to work long term, anyway. Having teams promoted/relegated to divisions with different caps (or in the Championship's case, no cap at all) was going to end up with severe problems that hadn't really been addressed. Promotion to an uncapped Championship for a League One team who would be under the constraints of a salary cap in the prior season would probably not go well for them. Either they don't spend large amounts of money and can't compete, or they do spend and run the risk of complete chaos should they go down. And if you introduce a salary cap to the Championship they you just shift that problem to between the Championship and the Premier League.
It was clearly explained how it would work.
Any player with an existing contract would be counted as £175 k a year. It was totally workable but obviously doesn’t suit the PFA.