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|A proposal for 20-21 - Affiliates|
at 18:59 8 Jul 2020
Leagues 1 and 2 and below are going to have a very difficult time coming up. Without fans buying tickets, clubs could go out of business. The biggest problem is that clubs have to pay players and can't make income on the gate. So what is to be done? Affiliates. Here's how it would work:
Step 1 - Cancel the U23 leagues for the PL and the Championship for the upcoming season.
Step 2 - Set up affiliates. Each Premier League Team will be assigned an affiliate team in League 1, and each Championship team will assigned an affiliate team in League Two.
Step 3 - Loans. Now that there is no U23 league, PL and Champo teams will have extra players, and League 1 and 2 teams will need players at low cost. Each PL and Champo team shall loan a certain number of players (let's say 5-7) players to their affiliate. These loans will be FREE - no cost to the League 1 or 2 team. The PL or Champ team will be responsible for all player wages. The loans last for the year. (All clubs will be strongly encouraged to also provide players to the National League as well.)
Why should the loans be free, one might ask? Let's call this a general payback for the poaching that bigger clubs have historically pulled off on lower clubs.
This will allow clubs in League 1 and 2 to make some sales and still have a quality replacement (for one year) at no cost. Instead of using a portion of the profit from the player sale to purchase that player's replacement, the clubs can now use that money from the player sales to help keep their clubs afloat during this dark time.
Basically, this plan buys time for the clubs in League 1 and 2. The players loaned out in the affiliate program probably would have been loaned out anyway. This just organizes it all to help lower league clubs survive through this crisis.
|The selling price of this club should be one pound|
at 21:54 3 Mar 2020
But Evans won't accept that. He's got to walk away from the whole thing and accept that his investment didn't pay off. The debt must be written off completely and let someone come in to invest with a fresh start. Unless and until Evans accepts this, this club isn't going anywhere.
at 18:46 11 Feb 2020
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at 17:33 10 Feb 2020
Does it ever change for anyone else? Every time I log in, it's Freddie Ljungberg talking about Nkiteah. If it doesn't change, it just eats resources and doesn't add value.
|Any news on Tristan Nydam?|
at 20:01 6 Jan 2020
I would think he should start training in February, he would be a nice "addition" for us.
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