- 26 Jan 2006
- Wherever I lay my hat that's my home
They're better than the current rules but I'm not sure they're practical. How are clubs going to be able to adjust their wage bill significantly when most players are on 5-year contracts? If united go out of the CL at the group stage, as they did a while back, that could cost 10% of their turnover. So contracts will probably have to be heavily performance based.What is your assessment of the proposed rules themselves, are they practical and a real long term solution to football finance?
And they don't answer the question of long-term sustainability either. Imagine two clubs with identical revenue who both meet that 70% limit on football spending. But one has to pay a net £150m in transfer liabilities the following season while the other is owed a net £50m. If the first club don't have that money and can't pay it, they will potentially face administration.
I hate to say this about Tebas but the system in La Liga, which looks at what clubs can afford to spend in the coming year, is far better.