Salary cap confirmed

warksox

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I’m sure this is right, but do you have a source on this? Would be interested to read a bit more about it.

From the Shropshire Star:

"The EFL board were scheduled to stage a vote on the introductions of the wage caps next Wednesday, July 29 but, not for the first time, this has been put back.
It will now go ahead on Thursday, August 6.
Shrewsbury Town are behind the introduction of a flat wage cap in the third tier and will vote that way next month.
The club believe that a £2.5million cap will make League One a more level playing field and hope it will stop rivals from spending above their means, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been opposition to its introduction from big-spending League One outfits Sunderland and Portsmouth.
The salary cap for League Two clubs is proposed at £1.5m.
Any existing contracts – and those signed before the August 6 vote – are classed as a divisional average, which the Shropshire Star has learned is £1,730 per-week.
The original proposals were for the divisional average to stand on contracts signed before June 30, but this has been extended to deals registered before August 6, meaning clubs have been able to offer lucrative deals in the knowledge they will count as the divisional average."

 

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From the Shropshire Star:

"The EFL board were scheduled to stage a vote on the introductions of the wage caps next Wednesday, July 29 but, not for the first time, this has been put back.
It will now go ahead on Thursday, August 6.
Shrewsbury Town are behind the introduction of a flat wage cap in the third tier and will vote that way next month.
The club believe that a £2.5million cap will make League One a more level playing field and hope it will stop rivals from spending above their means, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been opposition to its introduction from big-spending League One outfits Sunderland and Portsmouth.
The salary cap for League Two clubs is proposed at £1.5m.
Any existing contracts – and those signed before the August 6 vote – are classed as a divisional average, which the Shropshire Star has learned is £1,730 per-week.
The original proposals were for the divisional average to stand on contracts signed before June 30, but this has been extended to deals registered before August 6, meaning clubs have been able to offer lucrative deals in the knowledge they will count as the divisional average."

Wouldnt that be like Wycombe voting for a (arbitrary) £4M wage cap for the Championship in the interests of a ‘more level playing field’? What a load of B*****s. How about we make Mercedes use peddle cars in F1 for a ‘more level playing field’?
 

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From the Shropshire Star:

"The EFL board were scheduled to stage a vote on the introductions of the wage caps next Wednesday, July 29 but, not for the first time, this has been put back.
It will now go ahead on Thursday, August 6.
Shrewsbury Town are behind the introduction of a flat wage cap in the third tier and will vote that way next month.
The club believe that a £2.5million cap will make League One a more level playing field and hope it will stop rivals from spending above their means, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been opposition to its introduction from big-spending League One outfits Sunderland and Portsmouth.
The salary cap for League Two clubs is proposed at £1.5m.
Any existing contracts – and those signed before the August 6 vote – are classed as a divisional average, which the Shropshire Star has learned is £1,730 per-week.
The original proposals were for the divisional average to stand on contracts signed before June 30, but this has been extended to deals registered before August 6, meaning clubs have been able to offer lucrative deals in the knowledge they will count as the divisional average."

Perfect, thanks for posting.

Ridiculous idea though. Totally ignores the fact that some clubs ARE bigger than others, and DO HAVE more money to spend. Sunderland, Pompey and Ipswich are all far, far bigger clubs than Accrington, Burton and Fleetwood, with much greater match day attendances and revenue. Why should they be punished for that?
 

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Perfect, thanks for posting.

Ridiculous idea though. Totally ignores the fact that some clubs ARE bigger than others, and DO HAVE more money to spend. Sunderland, Pompey and Ipswich are all far, far bigger clubs than Accrington, Burton and Fleetwood, with much greater match day attendances and revenue. Why should they be punished for that?

Agreed. The limit is too low. In principle I can see the argument but those limits are set for the smallest clubs, not even medium sized clubs. The smallest clubs after all don't have to spend to the limit. As an example Exeter operate within their income by choice and any surplus is reinvested to help future income and player development.
 

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Ive read KR’s comments two or three times now and Im still not quite sure what he’s saying. I think its that if the salary cap comes in we’ll be looking at loans rather than permanent signings with the parent club helping out with wages? But with the squad limits being set at 21 players (Dropping again next season to just 20) we'll only be able to bring another 2 players in. ‘Utility’ players will be worth their weight in gold. Robinson also seems to confirm that Taylor is on a fair whack. Worryingly, he also appears to hint that some of our big-hitter investors might walk if theyre unable to use their spending power. That will please the likes of Accrington and Shrewsbury..

The EFL’s stategy seems to be ‘make the whole chain as weak as the weakest link’

Brilliant...

 
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No need to worry, we've been told by those ITK that we'll be getting a few announcements early this week...
With squad sizes to be set at 21 players - we already have 19 - theres not much more we’ll be able to do anyway.
 

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The article says squad limits to be set at 22 players not 21? Unless I’m reading that wrong? So three more players could come in, which is quite a lot.

Also, given under 21s don’t count, a couple of 20 year old decent Premiership youngsters could bolster that without causing any issues.
 

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The article says squad limits to be set at 22 players not 21? Unless I’m reading that wrong? So three more players could come in, which is quite a lot.

Also, given under 21s don’t count, a couple of 20 year old decent Premiership youngsters could bolster that without causing any issues.
Yeah youre right, I just read it again. Dont know where I got 21 from..?! To me its taking lower league football back to the 1970’s with tiny squads filled with the good old utility player built like a tank and can keep going game after game. With a bit of luck we’ll find one with a bobby charlton comb over and Mexican moustache.
 

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As much as I think the proposed salary cap and squad sizes are too low, this is still an excellent opportunity for some of our younger players to get their chance.

We still possess an advantage over a number of clubs in our division as we have a really decent youth system. Invest the money there. Keep competing for the best local talent and demonstrate that they’ll get their opportunity in the first team.

Lofthouse and others need to be given a chance at some stage. I’ve no doubt that one or two will go on to be really decent players.
 

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While I agree that the way forward is to keep on progressing our youth set up , I don’t think we can be relying on these players in a promotion push .
This salary cap and squad restriction is just a knee jerk reaction from the EFL and of it is voted in I have no doubt this time next year clubs will be voting to have it removed .
 

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Expecting a flurry of transfer activity in L1.L2 ...and maybe the championship too, both today and even more so tomorrow, with the EFL salary cap very likely incoming on Thursday
 

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Have the Sunderlands of this world not threatened legal action?
Trying to make sure that clubs losses are not too large seems to make sense but a one size fits all salary cap? Suggesting that Accrington and Sunderland have the same salary cap is utter madness.
 

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Pardon me for being a bit thick but most appear to believe that the proposed salary cap is a bad thing. If that's true, why would anyone vote for it on Thursday and if that's the belief, why the panic?

Because it's a good things for smaller teams for which the cap is already above their limits. It could make them more competitive within this division.

It depends if there are more of them than there are of the Sunderlands and Portsmouths.
 

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Pardon me for being a bit thick but most appear to believe that the proposed salary cap is a bad thing. If that's true, why would anyone vote for it on Thursday and if that's the belief, why the panic?
Because the smaller clubs are very much in favour of it as it hauls the clubs with more clout behind them down to their level. Shrewsbury have already been very vocal about their support for it and I think Accrington have as well.
 
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