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Chemical Ali



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PostSubject: Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately   Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately EmptyFri Aug 07, 2020 2:15 pm

Clubs in League One and League Two have today voted for the introduction of new financial controls in the form of ‘Squad Salary Caps’ into their respective divisions which take effect immediately.

The decision follows extensive and comprehensive consultation with all Clubs in respect of addressing sustainability and wage inflation issues across the EFL which were initiated prior to the suspension of football in March following the COVID-19 outbreak and have continued during the course of the summer.

Those discussions culminated in today’s divisional vote, with representatives of League One and League Two Clubs opting to implement the new measures in place of the existing Salary Cost Management Protocols (SCMP), with fixed caps of £2.5million and £1.5million respectively.



Discussions continue with Championship Clubs in respect to amendments to their own financial controls. League One and Two Clubs are also going to continue discussions towards the introduction of additional measures aimed at addressing Club financial sustainability.

When calculating total salary spending, the ‘cap’ includes:

Basic Wages;
Taxes;
Bonuses;
Image rights;
Agents’ fees and;
Other fees and expenses paid directly or indirectly to all registered players.
Payments directly linked to a Club’s progression in cup competitions or promotion are excluded from the Cap, while any income generated from players going out on loan is deducted from the Club’s Salary Cap calculation.

Transition arrangements have been incorporated in respect of a Club’s squad salary cap calculation with the key element of these aimed at addressing committed contracts and relegated Clubs. Any contract entered into on or prior to today’s vote will be capped at an agreed divisional average until that contract expires. Moving forwards, Clubs that are relegated will be permitted to cap all contracts at the divisional average prior to the Club’s relegation until those contracts expire.

An ‘overrun’ concept is also included if a Club’s total squad salary payments exceed the Cap by up to 5%, whereby dependent on the percentage level of the overrun, a financial penalty would be payable for every £1 in excess. 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.

EFL CEO, David Baldwin said: “The term ‘salary cap’ is an emotive one, creating the impression of a restrictive measure but we are clear in our view that this is neither the objective nor the likely effect of these changes to EFL Regulations. The financial impact of Covid-19 will be profound for EFL Clubs and today’s vote will help ensure Clubs cannot extend themselves to the point that could cause financial instability.

“Over the last two weeks the discussions amongst Clubs in both Leagues One and Two have been healthy and constructive, allowing us to reach a clear consensus today and I am pleased that the Clubs have determined to adopt the new approach. We will now work with all Clubs, the PFA and, where appropriate, other stakeholders to implement the new rules and continue our efforts to bring long-term sustainability to the EFL.”

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I know Hallett/ Argyle were against salary caps, but he did say in the recent fans' forum that the excess money would be invested in other areas- youth development, facilities. Maybe they could reduce the ridiculous prices in the food kiosks Very Happy
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The PFA have been vocally against it.

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PostSubject: Re: Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately   Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately EmptyFri Aug 07, 2020 4:13 pm

So any Contracts signed before today will be rounded down (if necessary) to an agreed, within the limit, average for purposes of calculating a Club's wage spend.

Explains why Mansfield & Bolton have been busy getting players signed up.

And for Rickler's benefit, that's why we'll still be playing Sunderland and Ipswich this season.
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PostSubject: Re: Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately   Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately EmptyFri Aug 07, 2020 4:44 pm

its stupid too apply the same cap to sunderland then you would wimbledon when they have bigger fanbases and revenues.

Its not a fair system i cant imagine clubs keeping it for long.
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PostSubject: Re: Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately   Salary Caps being introduced to Leagues 1 and 2 immediately EmptyFri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 pm

But Clubs with bigger revenues can splash out more on transfer fees.

And pay players wives to be "Club ambassadors"

10k for the player, 5k for his missus, everyone's happy and no rules broken!


Edited to add: Thinking about it SH may have missed a trick folding the Women's team-could have had a whole team of wives/girlfriends, each on a lucrative contract.
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