otis are you saying there is a north south divide really
I suppose to keep it simple for them, stay in the prem and they wont have to care!this explains the level of fines that should be levied ........ £54m in the case of QPR
It also seems the FL are prepared to sit and wait until QPR are relegated again if necessary
It is wrong that clubs gain an advantage by ignoring the rules, but they can only do this if the FL have no proper means of regulation. Who is it that sets the rules and powers ...... the clubs. Clearly the threat of a fine is no real deterrent even for a club making huge losses (£64m in last published QPR accounts). There is no regulation if it is not meaningful, then enforced properly in a timely manner
Given the many things that keep going wrong at the FL (not least their hopeless part played in our own situation) you have to wonder how the hell the Minister for Sport can stand in Parliament and keep a straight face when she said she was confident that the FL were working hard to get things right.
Personally I do not think they have much idea, their decisions often do not take in to account the consequences, decisions are made for self interest not the good of the game, and lip service is paid to the real people that matter - the fans. Then have the nerve to claim kudos for decisions on crises like our own that they played no small part to create and prolong. You couldn't make it up could you!
Their focus is on the "integrity" of the competition for its members ....... perhaps if it was actually focussed on the game, fans and finances football might be stronger in the long run.
Real football real fans - do me a favour ....... real self interest real hopeless more like
Not sure about that...Didn't the FL say at one point that they monitored clubs budgets on a quarterly basis ....... if so the over spend should have been pretty obvious at the end of January transfer window and action should have been started then....... Instead they are considering action after the end of the following transfer window..........
Just says to me that the FL is poorly governed and acts only in the interests of its members not as a regulator of the game