Salary Cap - Level the playing Field

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You need excitement.

Look at Wrexham.

Look at Ipswich, L1 to Championship last season, and hopefully to EPL this season (I'm not biased at all from the 2 aussies playing for them)

So what happens if Ipswich make it up?
Next year they'll be battling with the bottom 6 teams to avoid relegation.

The middle 6 teams will be battling to maybe get to UEFA competition, but unlikely.

The lower of the top eight teams will think it a great season if they get to UEFA.

Meanwhile, the big 5 will again be battling out for top spot.
I really hope that Spurs can next year make it the Big 6.

Do you really think that the EPL is a fair competition in it's current state?
Considering that the big 5 have won 29 of the last 31 titles, I definitely don't.
 
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No it’s shit. We should repel any American ideas from what is nearly a majority of clubs with American owners. We don’t want an nfl but I bet they do.
Quite. The idea of a round of games in the States has reared its ugly head again. The last thing I want is franchises, half time entertainment and popcorn in the PL.
 
You need excitement.

Look at Wrexham.

Look at Ipswich, L1 to Championship last season, and hopefully to EPL this season (I'm not biased at all from the 2 aussies playing for them)

So what happens if Ipswich make it up?
Next year they'll be battling with the bottom 8 teams to avoid relegation.

The middle 8 teams will be battling to maybe get to UEFA competition, but unlikely.

The lower of the top eight teams will think it a great season if they get to UEFA.

Meanwhile, the big 5 will again be battling out for top spot.
I really hope that Spurs can next year make it the Big 6.

Do you really think that the EPL is a fair competition in it's current state?
Considering that the big 5 have won 29 of the last 31 titles, I definitely don't.
There's not 24 (or 25) teams in the PL FFS.

It's 20.

TWENTY

TWENTY


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WTF has American franchises got to do with it?

I started this thread with a comparison to AFL and NRL in Australia.

NRL is NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE down here.
 
A uniform salary cap works well in sports where there is minimal competition for players (US, Aus) or perhaps where there is no ambition to be a major draw outside the local market.

Imposing it in England would just drive the best players abroad to Spain, Italy etc. I don't think that's what most fans and clubs want.

To protect competitiveness and the English national game overall we need to tighten* and actually enforce the financial rules and maintain the homegrown quota type rules.

(* Perhaps actually allow bigger losses in certain circumstances.)
 
You need excitement.

Look at Wrexham.

Look at Ipswich, L1 to Championship last season, and hopefully to EPL this season (I'm not biased at all from the 2 aussies playing for them)

So what happens if Ipswich make it up?
Next year they'll be battling with the bottom 6 teams to avoid relegation.

The middle 6 teams will be battling to maybe get to UEFA competition, but unlikely.

The lower of the top eight teams will think it a great season if they get to UEFA.

Meanwhile, the big 5 will again be battling out for top spot.
I really hope that Spurs can next year make it the Big 6.

Do you really think that the EPL is a fair competition in it's current state?
Considering that the big 5 have won 29 of the last 31 titles, I definitely don't.
Wrexham's run would never have happened under salary caps, they are financially doped Vs their peers.

I truly think most of the unfairness would be solved by properly punishing City and Chelsea for their years of doping.
 
You need excitement.

Look at Wrexham.

Look at Ipswich, L1 to Championship last season, and hopefully to EPL this season (I'm not biased at all from the 2 aussies playing for them)

So what happens if Ipswich make it up?
Next year they'll be battling with the bottom 6 teams to avoid relegation.

The middle 6 teams will be battling to maybe get to UEFA competition, but unlikely.

The lower of the top eight teams will think it a great season if they get to UEFA.

Meanwhile, the big 5 will again be battling out for top spot.
I really hope that Spurs can next year make it the Big 6.

Do you really think that the EPL is a fair competition in it's current state?
Considering that the big 5 have won 29 of the last 31 titles, I definitely don't.
The Big 5?
 
Wrexham's run would never have happened under salary caps, they are financially doped Vs their peers.

I truly think most of the unfairness would be solved by properly punishing City and Chelsea for their years of doping.
Yeah, but I'm not holding my breath.

What will probably happen is that the new system will mean that past misdemeanours are forgiven because the PL are scared shitless of City's lawers dragging the whole thing through the courts for years.

And then City and the other corrupt state-owned clubs will start to find ways around the salary cap.
 
Five teams have won 29 of the last 31 titles
If you're going all that way back, why would winning one make us part of the Big 6? It didn't with Leicester.

I'm not sure why you'd go all that way back anyway. It's been two decades since Woolwich last won it so I don't even think of them as a 'Big' anything these days*. They win the league this time maybe they get reinstated (they won't - they're bottle jobs).


* shit heads maybe
 
Does it matter if players go to the other leagues abroad?
Wouldn't it be better to have an EPL where every team has a chance of winning rather than the same 5 every season?
You're really asking that question in the season following our loss, albeit on loan, of Tanguy N'Dombele?

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BUT,
Where does the income come from? The fan base.
If enough people jacked up, they'd have no choice than to change their model.
That's the case now. We don't despite being taken the piss out of with match times/ costs etc. Why would a salary cap in the UK change current behavior (it wouldn't)
 
👍 I think you get what I'm saying.
Absolutely. Who cares that Harry's gone? What did he give us anyway, apart from goals galore, assists, defensive solidity at set pieces and incisive, telling upfield balls? Nothing much.
 
Absolutely. Who cares that Harry's gone? What did he give us anyway, apart from goals galore, assists, defensive solidity at set pieces and incisive, telling upfield balls? Nothing much.
Ha Ha,
Under my idea, Harry could have been a Marque player.
 
A uniform salary cap works well in sports where there is minimal competition for players (US, Aus) or perhaps where there is no ambition to be a major draw outside the local market.

Imposing it in England would just drive the best players abroad to Spain, Italy etc. I don't think that's what most fans and clubs want.

To protect competitiveness and the English national game overall we need to tighten* and actually enforce the financial rules and maintain the homegrown quota type rules.

(* Perhaps actually allow bigger losses in certain circumstances.)
We have nothing to lose from that though. We've already lost Kane, Bale and Modric, plus Walker domestically. Don't give a shit about whether Manchester misses out on a few tourists.
 
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