Uefa looking to change FFP rules

Friday, 26 March, 2021 12comments  |  Jump to last
Uefa are rumoured to be looking at making major changes to FFP rules that have been in place since 2011.
  • The rule of 'not spending more than you earn' would be replaced by 'spending what is necessary without waste'.
  • A form of salary cap is said to be under consideration with a 'luxury tax' suggested.
  • Sanctions would be purely economic as opposed to sporting ones.
  • The clubs will be consulted about the new rules before they are implemented.

» Read the full article at Liverpool Echo

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Peter Mills
1 Posted 26/03/2021 at 09:56:08
“Spending what is necessary without waste”.

That’s us bollocksed then.

Brian Murray
2 Posted 26/03/2021 at 16:55:37
Our furry hatted friend licking his lips about to write us a big Gregory peck for Ronaldo etc !
Kieran Kinsella
3 Posted 26/03/2021 at 20:38:43
Typical Uefa vagueness "spending what is necessary without waste." They need to have very specific rules; otherwise, it'll be the usual corrupt sort of "Well, Agnelli said it wasn't wasteful to bribe all those referees. whereas Everton have been buying hot dogs from Waitrose instead of from Tesco's so that's incredibly wasteful."
Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 26/03/2021 at 20:52:20
It looks like Big Al has already started giving those brown envelopes out!
Simon R Smith
5 Posted 27/03/2021 at 02:26:54
So that will be a green light for some serious financial help from a certain Russian billionaire, then? Kerching...... ££££££
Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 27/03/2021 at 11:33:07
So it is going from strict rules based on turnover/profit to a system based on opinion. Now how could that possibly be interfered with?

Will there be a sort of VAR second opinion so that transfers are stalled until somebody suitable lodges a bid?

Dennis Stevens
7 Posted 27/03/2021 at 19:39:38
Can't help thinking a lot of lawyers are going to make a lot of money.
Chris Mason
8 Posted 27/03/2021 at 21:40:24
Dennis @7. Spot on there.
Andrew Haizelden
9 Posted 28/03/2021 at 10:02:15
So, some of the bigger clubs have been sanctioned or nearly caught out. What do Uefa do? Tighten up on the areas that clubs used to dodge being penalised? Not at all, it looks like they are making it even easier.
Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 28/03/2021 at 10:36:45
The clickbait (I won't call it an article) was a typical piece of Echo garbage. It cites an Italian source that's behind a paywall, and talks of four significant changes, providing only three vague outlines of what's proposed, presumably so as not to bamboozle its lowest-common denominator demographic.

I was hoping by posting it, someone might have found a better source for what is really being proposed. This piece in the Daily Mail says the details regarding the rules would be discussed on Friday in a video conference call with the European Parliament.

Uefa have already begun designing the new regulations and, once they have discussed them with the EU Parliament, they will take them to the clubs for consideration before a final decision on the implementation schedule is taken.

Brian Wilkinson
11 Posted 30/03/2021 at 17:59:27
The salary cap is working great in Rugby League; it will never happen in football, too much money involved. As soon as the slightest hint of a salary cap and other teams able to compete, they will form a European Superleague, and breakaway, that you can be sure of.
Kevin Prytherch
12 Posted 30/03/2021 at 19:20:58
Does signing Iwobi and Delph count as spending without waste?

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