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As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by jgriffin » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:25 pm

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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by jonlin » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:41 pm

We are above this behavior.For a shortie, this sort of thing makes me feel rather tall.

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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by northerntiger » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:31 pm

What was it? Whatever it was seems to be deleted.

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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by fleabane » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:46 pm

It's gone!
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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by jgriffin » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:56 pm

fleabane wrote:It's gone!
It was a quote from the Facebook pages where Fissler was asked when the investigation into the cap was to resume, and he replied 'you're more likely to see Santa'.
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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by wormus » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:56 pm

fleabane wrote:It's gone!
Ah but where would we be without air fresheners & odour eaters!

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Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:47 pm

wormus wrote:
fleabane wrote:It's gone!
Ah but where would we be without air fresheners & odour eaters!
Where we are on this subject. In deep SH one T.

What is the pont of the salary cap if two or more teams can ignore it with impunity? OK one CEO was forced to resign. Points reductions?? Fines????

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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by chipnchase » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:25 am

Its not just two teams, its pretty much every team who are not keeping to it.

Having said that, the money does get through to the players. The issue is the league cannot continue to attract or even keep the best players available in the game without increasing or getting rid of the cap.

The simple answer to this is for a European Club Cap. Whereby all clubs agree an upper limit.

You then regulate the cap by ensuring all clubs pay a minimum amount to any signed player for a season.

Then put a regualtion in place that says at least 15 of their matchday squad must be qualified to play for the country the club is based in.

That way the clubs can pay the plyers the big money they want but we stop a Toulon situation whereby they can just keep buying up every superstar that they want.

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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by jgriffin » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:39 am

Being so sensible in the face of the Boudjellals, Ruperts and Craigs of this world is urinating into a hurricane.
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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by fleabane » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:58 am

Chip chase, the problem is that the clubs are businesses, and the regulations you suggest could be deemed anti-competitive. What would happen is that the best funded teams would start a Euroleague of their own, and I imagine we would want to be part of that, rather than be left in a second rate premiership.

The answer is to police the current regulations properly.
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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by chipnchase » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:15 am

Yes butnoring fleabean the current regulations are not policeable otherwise pretty much every clubs wouldnt be ignoring them.

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Post by fleabane » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:24 am

They ARE policeable but the commitment isn't, for fear of "damage to the sport", the reason given for shelving the enquiry ahead of the WC. Sadly.
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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by chipnchase » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:35 pm

How do you police someone being given a bag of £50 notes or being given a £500,000.00 flat in their home country?


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Re: As we suspected, you can smell it from here....

Post by mol2 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:08 am

chipnchase wrote:How do you police someone being given a bag of £50 notes or being given a £500,000.00 flat in their home country?
Can be done by the Police, Inland Revenue or their counterparts overseas etc.

However as it isn't necessarily illegal they won't be using their powers to investigate simply because it breaches the league agreements. Non-dom foreign players having earnings in foreign countries may well not be subject to UK taxation. Even harder to find if it paid by a company's overseas operation to the a company in which the player or their spouse is a shareholder.

As for the league they have as much access to information from the banks as any other member of the public. They may be able to use private investigators but couldn't really use the information as it would have (probably) been illegally obtained. They rely on disgruntled staff or players to blab.

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