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Uefa plans to curb clubs' debts?

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About time!


How would it work though? Club debts not to be allowed to rise above 10% of their turnover per year - something like that? So if a clubs annual turnover is 50M they can't have a debt larger than 5M?

Would that stop obscene wages and transfer fees? Or would clubs find a way around it? The ideal scenario is players not being payed more than say 30,000 a week and a maximum transfer sum of 10M but is that workable?

As you can tell I ain't an accountant.



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posted Sep 15, 2009

very laudable aims which i actually agree with . BUT how many teams have won the french league in the last 15 years ( and i do mean won unlike the teams who bought the refs players and officials etc , i forget the teams who were found guilty of that offence )

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you mean the marseille situation in 1993? its happened once. team was punsihed rightfully. so last 15 years, 15 teams have won the french league. big surprise. dont see the relation to the topic at hand either.

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posted Sep 15, 2009

This has nothing to with debt its all about sugar daddys, the Leeds model based on huge amounts of debt i.e. loan/value 60-120% is fine in fact Arsenal are 130% loan to value, but providing you can service that debt (until your club folds like a pack of cards) then thats fine. Sugar daddy clubs who have no debt, well thats not fine. Its all about maintaining the status quo. Long live the G12/20 gang of whatever they are, lets hope the baskets rot in hell.

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posted Sep 15, 2009

Bit like trying to regulate the banks....seems like a good idea but it's simply not enforeable...

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posted Sep 15, 2009

Rubber me old mate, Ive had a season ticket for twenty years and saw my first game in 1976. I can actually see the swamp and COMS from my house.

I dont actually hope Looney gets his legs broke it was just a wind up that I knew someone would bite on, all this lovey dovey stuff is boring. I am actually a good sport and respect the game and the football family just like Adebayor, that guy is a role model.

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posted Sep 15, 2009

May make the transfer market a little more boring, but as an Arsenal Fan im used to it so no problem here.

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posted Sep 15, 2009

I'm a gooner but even so this is ridiculous and won't work. Why should we bother if a team want to work its way into bankruptcy? Chelsea have agreed because they are scared of man city's new found wealth. If you have it, flaunt it!

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posted Sep 15, 2009

And flaunt it even if don't have it but have to borrow it like Real Madrid. It's all good!

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posted Sep 15, 2009

The key bit is "the teams who play in our tournament have unanimously agreed to our principles" i.e. "we want a closed shop". The English Sky4 have signed up to exclude those who are getting too close in the PL, principally Manchester City. They seem prepared to do this even at the risk of opening up competition within the CL to their fellow members of the oligopoly; anything to make their CL places permanent. The Sky4 have agreed to rules intended to block another English team from a CL place even if that team wins the PL every year. It will be very interesting to see what kind of deal has been done over the four CL places given to the PL's top 4. Will we see a place lost if, say, Manchester City, finishes in the top four in the PL? I think not. We should all wait to see if the deal will be that the place gets cascaded down to the 5th place team to ensure the Sky4 keep their places no matter what. It's ironic that the PL club with the greatest commitment to its academy, with no debt and no prospect of any debt now, should be the target of so much official legislation, allegedly aimed at encouraging home-grown talent and debt-free clubs.

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posted Sep 16, 2009

End champions league financial doping alongside this or it is the sign of the drawbridge being pulled up to stop anyone else getting into the castle. In fact lets go back to sharing gate money so teams like QPR and Watford can compete on a level playing field as they did in the 80's

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posted Sep 19, 2009

so basically, the big teams get bigger, and the other teams have no way of catching them then?
Teams likle the so called big 4 who get their champiopns league revenues will continue to be able to spend big, wheras teams who dont will be heavily restricted and therfore have no way of cathcing them and the gap just becomes bigger and bigger.
Dont get me wrong, i'm all in favour of stopping what man city have done and chelsea before the, but there have to be numerous more ways this can be done.
I cvertainly cant see retrospective action taken, are they going to go upto chelsea of by the time its implemented man ity and take away european football from them? somehow i doubt it.
So as a fantastic advert to rich foreign investros, come in quick while the goings good!
I think uefa need to wake up and realise this is going to punish every club in europe who cant make the champions league and it would be nice for once if there could be a rule to close the gap between the big clubs and the others and not to widen, as all of the current ones seem to be.

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