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Get rid of transfer fees. Make every player sign a guaranteed contract with a release clause. If a team wants a player before their contract expires, pay the release. Atleast this way you aren't giving selling teams a ton of incentive to inflate transfer fees and players have the power to negotiate terms with any club that is willing to pay the release fee. And we wont have to deal with these bullshit agents ruining the market.
 

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Get rid of transfer fees. Make every player sign a guaranteed contract with a release clause. If a team wants a player before their contract expires, pay the release. Atleast this way you aren't giving selling teams a ton of incentive to inflate transfer fees and players have the power to negotiate terms with any club that is willing to pay the release fee. And we wont have to deal with these bullshit agents ruining the market.

How would taking away the ability to negotiate transfer fees prevent high transfer fees? Neymar's €222m fee was written into his contract, Barcelona didn't negotiate that with PSG.

Also what exactly is wrong with inflated transfer fees if clubs can pay for them?
 

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How would taking away the ability to negotiate transfer fees prevent high transfer fees? Neymar's €222m fee was written into his contract, Barcelona didn't negotiate that with PSG.

Also what exactly is wrong with inflated transfer fees if clubs can pay for them?

The neymar situation is an outlier. PSG in general is an outlier. I have no problem with inflated transfer fees but if you want to make the leagues more competitive, you have to be able to allow for more than like 5-6 total teams being able to pay the transfer fees required to bring in great players. Having no ability to inflate transfer fees will result in less protracted and failed negotiations - and allow more teams to be able to get access to better players. It also puts players in more of a position to pick their club as long as a club can pay the release clause. And up front, each player will want to keep the release clause low in their initial negotiations.
 

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The neymar situation is an outlier. PSG in general is an outlier. I have no problem with inflated transfer fees but if you want to make the leagues more competitive, you have to be able to allow for more than like 5-6 total teams being able to pay the transfer fees required to bring in great players. Having no ability to inflate transfer fees will result in less protracted and failed negotiations - and allow more teams to be able to get access to better players. It also puts players in more of a position to pick their club as long as a club can pay the release clause. And up front, each player will want to keep the release clause low in their initial negotiations.

First, I disagree that making it this easy for clubs to sign players will make for better football. Part of what makes football teams good is continuity, with chemistry developed between players over the course of a few seasons. Making it possible to disrupt that with the signing of a relatively inexpensive check would make that far more difficult.

Second, teams want to hold onto their assets. Players might desire low release clauses, but that's nothing new. The most important things for players when choosing a club are wages and playing level. Big teams won't want a cheap release clause, because it would be a relatively large loss compared to how much they would have to pay in wages, especially when the hassle of finding a replacement is included. Would a player be willing to walk away from those high wages and the chance at winning trophies because he didn't like his release clause? Seems like a misordering of priorities. With smaller clubs, the player would probably have more bargaining power – but that just makes it easier for smaller clubs to lose them in the future. Which leads to my last point...

Third, if anything, this makes it easier for big clubs to sign players from smaller clubs. If Ousmane Dembele had an affordable release clause, then no doubt Barcelona would have snapped him up much earlier with little fuss. You're right, the negotiations would be much more expedited, but Dortmund would be poorer and Barcelona richer than how it actually turned out. You make it seem like this would make it easier for smaller clubs to sign players from bigger teams, which is theoretically true, but why would this convince a player to take a step down? This doesn't increase parity. And with less money from transfer fees, smaller clubs would have a harder time paying those wages even if they did convince a player to join them.

Btw, the Premier League has more or less the situation you desire. The top 6 teams can, to varying degrees, bring in pretty good players. And it has nothing to do with freezing transfer fees.
 

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The neymar situation is an outlier. PSG in general is an outlier. I have no problem with inflated transfer fees but if you want to make the leagues more competitive, you have to be able to allow for more than like 5-6 total teams being able to pay the transfer fees required to bring in great players. Having no ability to inflate transfer fees will result in less protracted and failed negotiations - and allow more teams to be able to get access to better players. It also puts players in more of a position to pick their club as long as a club can pay the release clause. And up front, each player will want to keep the release clause low in their initial negotiations.

There is nothing stopping players to ask for release clause when they sign contracts. They don't because they don't get bigger wage as it gives more power to the player, so club won't agree for bigger wages and they won't even agree for smaller release clause, so in the end player will end up with smaller contract for rest of his contract.

It might work in player's favor as they can walk out for free and get bigger wages elsewhere but they are one kick away from packing the bags, so obviously they need proper security interms of wages and length of contract.

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But that allow the owners to keep the cash and pay players peanuts like in American sports. I suggest we put in a budget limit like each team only to spend £200m in a window. If you spend it all in one player, tough luck you aren't allow to go over budget or it's a season ban from competing in the Champions League.

Problem with this is city own 5-6 clubs, one in Australia, one in USA, one in Spain and few others. They will just sign a player for their Australian club and loan him to ManCity or sell him for cheaper price.
 

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UEFA makes FFP changes
By Football Italia staff

UEFA has today announced new Financial Fair Play rules, with clubs required to publish their accounts, “including payments to agents”.

The executive committee of European football’s governing body met in Kiev today, and have announced reforms to FFP.

“The UEFA Executive Committee approved today the new edition of the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations to further strengthen the existing rules and to adapt to the ever-evolving environment of European football,” a statement confirmed.

“The new regulations will increase transparency with the obligation for clubs to publish their financial information, including payments to agents.

“Secondly, there will be improved harmonisation of financial and accounting reporting principles on football specific transactions, such as specific accounting requirements for the transfer of players.

“Thirdly, a more proactive approach in order to anticipate financial issues, by introducing a series of new financial indicators that will allow a stricter monitoring of clubs’ budgets by the CFCB.

“The indicators are: the sustainable debt ratio that will enhance the monitoring over the debt position of clubs and the player transfer deficit indicator that will enhance the monitoring on clubs transfer spending over a certain amount.”
 

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Fan comes into the field 10 seconds before the game ends....

Ronaldo’s pissed because he didn’t score :)

Guy is such a cunt
 

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Fan comes into the field 10 seconds before the game ends....

Ronaldo’s pissed because he didn’t score :)

Guy is such a cunt

I could care less about Ronaldo scoring but that fan is a cunt, he came in at the wrong time at the wrong end and stopped a decent attempt at goal.
 

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UEFAlona stopping the great Ronaldo last minute by sending in fake and gay "fans" to ruin his CL record, and having the failed Missi try to win Ballon D'Or.
 

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Uefa set to introduce third European club competition from 2021-22

Uefa is set to launch a third European club competition from the start of the 2021-22 season, European Club Association (ECA) president Andrea Agnelli has confirmed.

In his opening address at the ECA’s biannual general meeting in Split on Tuesday, the Juventus chairman said: “Pending approval of the Uefa executive committee, the green light has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of the 2021/22 season.”

This means the Europa League’s group stage will be reduced from 48 teams to 32, with the new competition and the Champions League all having the same number.

Uefa has made little secret of the fact that it has been looking at ways to raise the Europa League’s profile while also giving more clubs a shot at European competition, and therefore its growing financial benefits.

In recent weeks, Uefa has said it is “constantly reviewing” its competitions and has been “discussing various ideas within its Club Competitions Committee before any decision on potential changes would be made”.

But with Agnelli and Arsenal boss Ivan Gazidis representing the ECA on Uefa’s 17-member ExCo, it would seem the decision to reintroduce a third Uefa competition for the first time since the demise of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999 is a done deal.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/11/uefa-third-european-competition-2021?CMP=twt_gu
 

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Good thing.

More clubs deserves some experience in Europe.Its boring if u only play in domestic competitions.
 

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Put less teams in CL and EL and make the money decent for this. Would love a return to only champions go into the Champions League with the rest of the teams going into this new league
 

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Why is Angelli hired in the Uefa? Wtf is this shit? A condemned mafia related trash club president whos's been suspended for a year for the black market tickets case to represent whatfuckenever in the Uefa?

It only proves they're all corrupt bribed scum in the Uefa nothing more.
 

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He has the experience UEFA asked for when they were hiring. The fact that Theodorides is #2 at UEFA speaks volumes.
 

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Put less teams in CL and EL and make the money decent for this. Would love a return to only champions go into the Champions League with the rest of the teams going into this new league

Seriously? This would make the cl a joke I mean there would be 5 teams who have a realistic chance of winning it( champion of Italy/france/germany/england/spain) and the rest of the teams would have no chance. especially if you keep the competition at 32 teams. theres like a max of 8/9 champions in europe that are actually competitive on todays CL level. So unless youd want to cut the amount of teams participating from 32 to like 8 there is no way your gonna end up with a good competition if only champions are allowed.
 

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Put less teams in CL and EL and make the money decent for this. Would love a return to only champions go into the Champions League with the rest of the teams going into this new league
Why should CL be competitions only for elite teams?Fuck that.
 

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Pretty sure that's how it is now.

Depends on what you call realistic chance.
Imho from spain there are 3 teams with a realistic chance: Real, Barca, Atleti
in england there are 3: City, Manu, Pool
add to those one from Italy france and germany and already you have 9 teams who realistically could win it. They re not all top favourites but the chance of them winning it is still way bigger than the chance of a champion outside these 5 leagues winning it.
And i m not even including the tottenhams, romas, bvb and monacos of these leagues who dont have a high chance of winning it but who still make for better competition than most champions outside the big 5 leagues will.

I get your point going back to tradition and shit but quality wise you would fuck over the cl and the competition where all the second and 3/4 placed from the top 5 league would play would most probably be a better competition than the cl with your format.
 

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On the other hand you would bring more prestige to the Europa League...but I prefer it this way with the CL being the elite competition in every regard, rather than with top quality dispersed between the two.
 

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I think this should be interesting. Can help out to rest the argument about which leagues have the strongest mid table. Also give European experience to some young players maybe.

I just fear that Serie A clubs don’t have the depth to take on a competition like this and will inevitably tank it so they don’t get relegated. It would be cool if maybe this competition really promoted using homegrown players. Tough to do so though, will probably need to be the same rules as the other competitions.
 
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