Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 27 December, 2017 22:33

Witn Mourinho saying £300m isn’t enough dosh to spend and Jamie Carragher saying some clubs are becoming unplayable due to the strength of their squads. Is it time to cap how much clubs can spend each season on players?

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Will the EPL become a victim of its own success?
Is it’s competitiveness in decline?

Thought it was a bit starange Carragher bringing it up at the moment when you look at Burnley taking points off some of the top clubs. The top six are well, the top six, but look at Leicester a couple of seasons ago. Watford, Huddersfield and Brighton are putting up a good fight, although there are only 8 points max between all three and a relegation spot (but that’s what I call competition).

Liverpool about to buy van Dijk for £75m, crazy money, but I’m sure Southampton will enjoy the £62m profit, although they will have to spend some on a replacement.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 11:43

100% yes so farsmiling smiley

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Alfie (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 13:13

Still 100%..

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: So_Cal_Claret (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 15:34

I think a salary cap might more effective.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 20:00

So what happens in the capitalist world if the EPL puts on a cap?
Big names move elsewhere?
Sky makes less tax money for the UK?

English football might become more competitive, but will the global market pay to watch?

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: So_Cal_Claret (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 20:30

Most of the major sports leagues over here in the States have a salary cap - and the world hasn't ended.

They all use a "draft" to try and even the playing field. Worst team gets first pick of young talent. I think it is effective (unless you are the Cleveland Browns) but don't see anyway such a thing could be implemented in English, or European football.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 29 December, 2017 20:57

If you stifle the EPL, then the big money boys move else where, may make for a more even playing field, but the lost revenue and lost taxes would be horrendous.
But the status quo opif allowed to continue will implode eventually, it will be down to the number crunchers to make the big decisions, and as per us plebs will live off the crumbs as we are fick.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: soapylily (IP Logged)
Date: 30 December, 2017 06:55

You would not have a spending cap under EU regs. Another reason I voted to leave. Strangely enough an independent sovereign nation like Australia (or the USofA) can have spending and salary caps.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 30 December, 2017 10:23

The only way a spending or wage cap will work is on a global basis, if you restrict spending in one place, players will just move elsewhere. Why play in a england for £20k a week if you can get £50k in China.
Not sure why the EU can’t bring in a European spending cap???

Switzerland wanted to bring in free money for all their citizens to combat job loses due to automation, but the bill was defeated as they feared mass immigration, the only way their policy could work is if it were done through out Europe.
#unitedwestand-dividedwefall

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: fulledgelad (IP Logged)
Date: 31 December, 2017 02:46

Quote:
the bill was defeated as they feared mass immigration,

Racists



Lest We Forget:
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Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: soapylily (IP Logged)
Date: 31 December, 2017 09:27

Quote:
fulledgelad
Quote:
the bill was defeated as they feared mass immigration,

Racists

One person's racist is another's patriot...

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 31 December, 2017 11:20

Quote:
fulledgelad
Quote:
the bill was defeated as they feared mass immigration,

Racists

I’d call them scaredy cats, just like Brexiteers, scared for their economy.
They will see more and more of their fellow countrymen sink into poverty then one day they will find themselves in the same boat with no one to throw them a lifeline. They should be fighting the divide and conquer capitalist system before they too become a victim.
Pathetic rather than patriotic, but I don’t blame them for being scared of capitalism.

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 06 January, 2018 17:10

Looks like Coutinho is off to Barcelona for £142,000,000 eye popping smiley

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Alfie (IP Logged)
Date: 06 January, 2018 17:37

He's probably fed up of Bindipping for his dinner..

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2018 16:00

EUFA are considering capping agent fees.
Rumours say Sanchez’s agent received between £10m-£15m, with Sánchez receiving a £20m signing on fee, £400k a week wages plus bonuses and image rights. Works out that Sánchez will cost Man U the equivalent of around £600,000 a week in total.

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Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Alfie (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2018 18:28

Quote:
Jilted
EUFA are considering capping agent fees.
Rumours say Sanchez’s agent received between £10m-£15m, with Sánchez receiving a £20m signing on fee, £400k a week wages plus bonuses and image rights. Works out that Sánchez will cost Man U the equivalent of around £600,000 a week in total.

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Just about suns up all that's wrong with football

Re: Poll: Should there be a spending cap?
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 30 January, 2018 19:29

Man C splashing the cash again, £57million for Frenhman Laporte and they are also hoping to sign Mahrez from Leicester for £50m. Seemingly Mahrez has handed in a transfer request and hasn’t trained or travelled with the Leicester first team today.
Oh well, fingers crossed my Euro lotto comes up, then I can buy a desert island and escape all this money madness.grinning smiley

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