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1 Posted 23/04/2021 at 09:34:59
All the cheating, bias and corruption that weve seen, stemming from the vast amounts of money in the game, are more likely to be better controlled through such regulation.
Regarding immediate actions, it is essential to set the agenda in the right direction, and punish the offending clubs sufficiently to represent a deterrence against any future similar attempts. The tone of the necessary new regime must be set now. If it is not, and if what the authorities and government have been saying this week is lip-service, then elite football is wrecked and not worth watching. The reforms, particularly independent regulation, are vital if the ‘beautiful game is to be worth following.
2 Posted 23/04/2021 at 09:57:48
The game cannot regulate itself, it needs absolute protection from incredibly wealthy, powerful and influential owners of the richest clubs.
All of these greedy clubs owners have been fully proven to have protectionist , cartel-like and anti-competitive motives.
Therefore no proof is required that a regulator is needed and binding changes must be made.
All other ways of policing it cannot be trusted or have already failed.
As the review chair Tracey Crouch says, we must do whatever it takes to maintain ''integrity and competitiveness'' as cornerstones of football in this country.
3 Posted 24/04/2021 at 00:57:17
Set a salary threshold. Any club can go beyond it as far as they want. No financial restraint.
If they do, they're required to kick in the the amount beyond the threshold into the fund, which is then divided amongst the other clubs.
4 Posted 25/04/2021 at 08:41:40
5 Posted 26/04/2021 at 12:51:57
Regulation might limit things... but will drive the rich owners away if they can't run their business the way they want. And we know that won't happen anyway. There's too much money in football to suddenly make it all about sport.
Personally, I was hoping this would collapse and reset the whole system. I'd watch Everton play on a council park – not that I think it would actually get to that.
Or we just carry on as we are. But the Premier League and Uefa will have to neuter the dirty dozen. They might not get another chance to belt them back into their box.
6 Posted 27/04/2021 at 21:43:41
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