Wakefield White wrote:Have to say I have some sympathy for city... or rather I think the rules are a bit shit.
I’m all for the prevention of cunts like risdale ‘living the dream’ on store cards and pay day loans but if some rich business man wants to splash cash as investment why should that be a problem? As long as they put it in as cash and not as a loan I don’t see any problem.
The rules as they stand suit the very biggest clubs and that doesn’t feel right.
the flying pig wrote:i don't much like FFP, but whilst it's here am very much in favour of its proper enforcement. if guilty of a seroius breach then i very much hope they get what they deserve.
And very much this.
*I'm in favour of fairy tale stuff like Jack Walker investing his fortune in his beloved Blackburn, building a truly great team and winning the league - less so the long decline afterwards. I think rich owners should have to put the cash in but also take a big leap further and ring fence a surplus to ensure all player contracts are covered until they expire, protecting the club should the owner get bored/go bust/die.
I'm also in favour of creating healthy competition, FFP in some form could potentially create that**. If left to the biggest clubs to decide on the rules/do what they want then it can lead to extremes such as in Scotland where the greed of Rangers & Celtic starved everyone else to the detriment of the league, which IMO is a big factor in why Rangers went bust and why Celtic are looking at 9 straight titles - where's the fun in that?
**I'd favour a system tied to wage capping of some form or another, eg: Whatever is the minimum between 100% club turnover and 70% of division average turnover (allowing smaller clubs to speculate a little to boost their own turnover and encouraging clubs to spend more on transfers locally than abroad to effectively boost their own budget vs CL competitors). I''m aware this is massively flawed in many ways, not least because of the potential to have big sponsorship deals and players paid indirectly. I've not really thought this through but some sort of coefficient relating to the wealth of the domestic league coupled with individual club financial health.