I'd really like a link there to say what the 'sanction guidelines are' - so that we don't get the usual 'we've been treated differently than them' issues around problem clubs.Clubs exceeding the ‘overrun’ would be referred to an Independent Disciplinary Commission, although the EFL will monitor the Cap on a real-time basis throughout the season as is the current position with SCMP measures across the two divisions. Where breaches do occur, sanction guidelines are in place to be considered as appropriate by an independent Disciplinary Commission.
It takes effect immediately.I'm glad this went through. It's absolutely needed and whilst I don't like measures that apply to the bottom two leagues alone, I'm glad the clubs see the need to control finances. Covid has only exacerbated what already is an issue.
Statement is a bit bare though.
What's the starting date? Is it this season? (I think I know this, there's something about this year being a grace period and player signed before X not counting I think)
What happens if your salary is significantly over budget? What are the punishments? Are they incremental? Are they financial or points based? (Read it again, it says clearly it's financial)
It's very 'EFL' to make it up as they go along regarding sanctions and I'd like to know a bit more about how it's enforced - it would seem to be really important to lay out a very clear set of regulations that can be consistently followed.
How will the EFL know? Will it be retrospective (i.e. when accounts published, which is all a bit ad hoc) or will there be auditing of clubs at various junctures?
Like the fact agents fees included.
Most of them are. For example, Bournemouth's average wage is around £3m per player. Even Burnley is in excess of 1.5m per player and they're always around 17th highest spenders (given that teams that come up are usually bottom 3)It puts the inflated wages in the Premier league in perspective, it would be interesting to see how many Premier league players were paid more than 2.5 million gbp. per annum
Any player under contract up to and including today is treated as the average divisional wage for the length of contract. Same will apply going forward to relegated teams too.Are there exemptions for the players already in contract? Realistically Sunderland would need to offload most of their squad but how can they do that if they're in contract?
And it is capped as the divisional average, not treated as, got that bit wrong. So if it's already below it then i assume it would stay that way?Ah! Thankyou. Appreciated.
I think it makes getting promotion next season or the one afterwards incredibly important if we want any chance of competing on our return to the Championship. It also makes the fall from the Championship a hell of a trapdoor for those who do get relegated - should Stoke have dropped this season then their huge wages would have been crippling under these new proposals. I can see the Championship clubs going into a bit of a spending frenzy to try avoid relegation come January - which could be a disaster waiting to happen whilst those who are relegated will have fire sales.It’s good, but it also means the gap between the bottom 2 divisions and the championship will grow even bigger. I’d like it in all 4 divisions, but know there no chance of it happening in the premier league and little chance in the championship