29 Aug 2017 23:37:03
Ed 001 in order to try and control transfer inflation and hundreds of milliins flowing out of the game are any of the governing bodies looking at ways to control what is fast becoming unsustainable economics.
Personally i would like to see a couple of things happen
1) no players can play for his new club until his tranfer fee and any realted fee is paid up in full. In cash. Having to pay up front will reduce fees no doubt
2) a football tax whereby any fee above say 5m the buying club must pay a 20% tax of the agreed fee to the governing body for redistribution to lower league clubs and grass roots coaching education and club facility's. So a 50m transfer cost 60m in cash. With 10m going back in too the game.
I think the chinese goverment but a 100% tax on future big money transfers to try and get it under control.

{Ed001's Note - I actually like both those ideas. There should be no buying on tick anyway, as that is what killed Portsmouth and Leeds. Why it is still allowed is beyond me. The tax is an excellent idea too. Just need to find a way to get rid of the intermediaries now....}

1.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 06:04:18
Neither of these are really practical, most people don't buy a thing that cost more than a few thousand pounds on cash basis, can you really expect multi million pound transfers to go that way then. Second one will only exasperate the clubs and quicken the super league formation.

2.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 07:35:50
A suoer league would still have to be a member of the football governing body so the tax would still apply csm. As for the 1st one if the rule was introduced as it was in china then that's it regardless of what people buy on credit. They said smoking ban wouldn't work the shopping bag tax wouldn't work taking it to football they said the back pass rule wouldn't with. Things do work when they are the right thing to do despite the initial push back and the naysayers.

3.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 08:17:34
I think both ideas are good. I would also like to see a cap on agents fees, and a central agents system where all football agents have to take a test and be registered and also where they must have an account which all agent fees must be paid into by a club/ player before being taken out to provide clarity. Then we need extremely harsh sanctions on players/ agents/ clubs who try to get around the system or pay money directly to agents. A life ban for agents, a two year ban for players and maybe a two year transfer embargo for clubs.
That might stop the drain of money from football related activities.

I think grassroots football and lower league football is crying out for investment and when you consider one agent from one deal can earn more money that nearly all the clubs in the lower leagues earn in a year then you can see why it's so wrong and it will only destroy the lower leagues and grassroots which prop up the entire system.

4.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 08:24:17
I don't see how super league will be part of any FA, the point of super league is that the said clubs will break away from rest and form their own league, why would anyone put a tax on themselves.

China is a different situation not comparable, for said cash only stuff UEFA or specific country FA would have to pass it and it will have to be done with majority clubs agreeing to it, i again don't see why any clubs will agree to that.

5.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 08:51:48
It wouldn't be long until corrupt Fa's start funneling the money out.

6.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 09:20:48
I like the second idea Ken, the first however is not practical.

7.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 09:42:51
Fresh, I think the first idea is the most important one. Clubs have gone bankrupt purely because they couldn't settle the debts owed on player transfers.
Take PSG forward example, they will shell out 222m this summer, plus they are agreeing to spend a further 160m+ on Mbappe next year. How many of the players they currently have on their books so they still have outstanding fees due on?

What if the the owners go bankrupt this Christmas? How will the club settle those debts? It could lead to the club folding.

For self preservation purposes no club should be allowed to sign players on IOU's. It's dangerous.

8.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 09:55:24
Top clubs don't seem to need the cash, sell a player for a record 100mil and then have to replace them with someone who cost 120mil.
I think over the coming years we will start to see more player trades .
And hopefully team putting more emphasis on giving youth a chance, even Madrid seem to be going that way .
Pay 200 mill for a player or have a proper youth programme.

9.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 11:51:57
CSM is right. The point of the break away is to ditch UEFA, FIFA and the FAs. The players would also possibly be banned from international football in retaliation.

Look at the Rugby league split from Rugby Union for an example.

10.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 12:46:06
One problem with the tax idea, does any think that would work with fifa/ uefa? How long till it starts going missing. Good ideas an something needs to be done as some clubs are going to have problems in the next few years.

11.) 30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 16:18:57
even if they formed a breakwaay league they would still have to buy from clubs outside of it eventually.

The players they start off with will age even if they are not connected to any FA anymore ;-)

And there the 20% would again be applicable.