Time for a radical redesign of football

Subbuteo_171

Well-known member
There’s clearly no way the current model is viable long term. The gap between rich and poor in the Premier League is colossal, then there’s the gap in revenue for clubs in the top flight trying to survive and clubs in the Championship trying to get promoted.

The P&S rules are not working as designed, so why not just bin them altogether with the caveat every club has to start each season with a fully costed business plan plus unbreakable guarantees owners will make good any losses at the end of year. Failure to do so means demotion back to Conference North/South level.

There should be no undisclosed transfer fees, every one should be broken down to component parts including payments to third parties and installment plans.

Agents can only be paid a fixed percentage of a transfer fee.

Agents have to publish accounts in line with stringent standards. Fail to do so, banned for minimum period.

Let the European Super League happen and take those clubs distorting the pyramid out of the equation.

Let other Clubs have B teams in the pyramid, or allow clubs to be affiliated to larger clubs for loan players, Sunderland to Middlesbrough and Orient to West Ham as examples. 6 players on loan at any one time.

Where a Man City or Liverpool acquire a Delap or Gordon from another teams academy then apply a consistent model to the equation, £2m per player, money per first team appearance, 50% of any loan fee and transfer fee.

The model is so broken it’s untrue.
 

fmttmadmin

Administrator
Staff member
The fan-led review of football is still going ahead at pace, chaired by Tracey Crouch but week by week going over point by point in detail with fan reps. Many of these are EFL club fans. Expected to make detailed recommendations over the next month or so and pressing for legislation asap.
 

Wiseman_Vaughn

Well-known member
I think the "German Model" would be the way forward.

Too much foreign ownership in our game.

"When Uli Hoeness, the president of Bayern Munich, was asked why the club didn't have higher ticket prices, like they do in England, he said: "We do not think the fans are like cows to be milked. Football has got to be for everybody. That's the biggest difference between us and England."

German Model
 

wilkos_perm

Well-known member
I think the "German Model" would be the way forward.

Too much foreign ownership in our game.

"When Uli Hoeness, the president of Bayern Munich, was asked why the club didn't have higher ticket prices, like they do in England, he said: "We do not think the fans are like cows to be milked. Football has got to be for everybody. That's the biggest difference between us and England."

German Model
Yes but how do you implement that when clubs are currently under ownership. You can't force people to sell shares to fan groups, and it now wouldn't be affordable anyway.
 

Humpty

Well-known member
Unfortunately (or unfortunately whichever way you want to look at it) any strict regulation of financing would lead to the biggest clubs forming a breakaway league, be it European or domestic.
 

fmttmadmin

Administrator
Staff member
Wait for the recommendations - it might be a small step but there could a leap forward for fan representation within clubs.
But no point in jumping the gun.
 

JackG

Well-known member
Yes but how do you implement that when clubs are currently under ownership. You can't force people to sell shares to fan groups, and it now wouldn't be affordable anyway.
You can start by refusing work permits. This would fairly swiftly bring the Premier/Champions League bonanza to an end for leading English clubs. I think a lot of us would be happy with that. Back to the future!
 

Corcaigh_the_Cat

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Cut down squad sizes, juniors to be played during injury crisis, youth numbers limited. Let the talent be spread about.

If we're restricting Europeans from 'working' here then this should apply to all Europeans 'playing' here. Brexit man Warnock shouldn't be playing Sprorar to dig himself out of a hole, same for Silicki. They're of very limited benefit to the country compared to the workers in key jobs that are being restricted such as shop workers, agricultural workers, lorry drivers, nurses etc.
 
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