The 2-year ban stopping Everton bringing in young players for their Academy from other English clubs has now been lifted.
The ban was imposed in 2018, along with a £500,000 fine, after the club was found guilty of making illegal approaches to young players. Everton admitted that Academy staff had “offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage the player to register with the club”.
An internal investigation found that Everton were guilty of breaking similar recruitment rules with another six players. They were also sanctioned by the Premier League for previously providing false information when asked about how certain players had become registered with the Academy.
The Blues were unable to sign any player aged 10 to 18 who had been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months for the last two years.
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1 Posted 15/11/2020 at 08:51:52
2 Posted 15/11/2020 at 09:38:49
3 Posted 15/11/2020 at 11:13:11
4 Posted 15/11/2020 at 11:48:18
Waldron was responsible, Waldron was sacked by the club after internal review. Unsworth had nowt to do with it.
5 Posted 15/11/2020 at 11:55:36
6 Posted 15/11/2020 at 11:56:12
7 Posted 15/11/2020 at 12:32:52
8 Posted 15/11/2020 at 13:30:36
Dun me up like a kipper, and I knew that.
Kevin has been playing Antony Kelly so long I can't tell them apart.
9 Posted 15/11/2020 at 18:42:15
10 Posted 15/11/2020 at 19:02:01
11 Posted 15/11/2020 at 19:18:30
The talent had dried up, it meant Waldron had to break a few rules to keep his job, after getting threatened by Kenwright. And then along came Marcel Brands, to dismiss the fall guy, so let's see what happens with the Academy now?
12 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:14:28
The players and agents have the power and will often purposely flaunt the rules because they don't suffer the consequences.
If the governing bodies ie FA, UEFA made the rules simple, clear and consistent punishment across the board it would stop a lot of this.
If the media would report on it and use it's ability to highlight the rules and punishment it may help other young talent / families learn to say no to the clubs etc.
We can all help self govern the sport if they simplify rules and communicate this to grassroots sports.
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