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Williams: There Are Merits To A Salary Cap

Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams has backed the calls for a salary cap to be put in place in the Premier League, saying the merits of it make it worthwhile.

Williams believes that if a salary cap was introduced it would bring down lavish spending and prevent the bigger clubs from getting even bigger and bring more clubs to a more even level to make English football more competitive again.

Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I believe there are merits to bringing in a salary cap. The idea of capping to make everything equal in football really excites me, it would be like racing drivers changing cars with each other to stop the same Ferrari driver always winning.

"The problem with the idea of caps is when it is talked about in relation with debt and security. People say wages should be kept in relation to turnover and that would not help at all.

"If you said, for example, wages had to be 65 per cent of turnover, some of the bigger clubs' wages would actually have the capability to increase.

"People suggest capping as a financial security issue, that would make it even harder for the majority of clubs to compete in the Premier League.
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JW isn't the only one who would like to see such a thing happen, but how is something like this enforced with the power that so many clubs have?!?!


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 10 2008

Time: 9:24AM

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Something does need to be done, and a salary cap or limit on what can be spent on players would be good. However, introducing such an idea will be the main problem.
Walker
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10/10/2008 09:28:00

Why Reinvent the wheel? Take a look at Baseball and American Football for successful ways to implement a cap. Sure it would take a little adjusting to make it work in Football but it would work. The biggest problem they would face over implementation would be if only the clubs in England were salary capped, all the talent will head to spain where they'd get more. If they are serious then they need to apply the salary cap to the Champions League and UEFA cup as, usually, the rich, big teams play in that year on year and would have to modify their wage structure to enter, thus achieving what was set out to do. My $0.02 anyhowe
BomBom
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10/10/2008 10:31:00

A good 2 cent BomBom
Decimus Poole
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10/10/2008 11:12:00

Well said Bom, if such a concept is ever to be properly implemented it will need the backing of UEFA so that the cap affects every league in Europe and not just the premiership.
spinaker7081
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10/10/2008 15:39:00

Just a thought... wouldnt that then make players move abroad outside of Europe??? to leagues such as Qatar where money is rife and no object. I like the argument Bom but there is a flaw to it potentially.
Mikey D
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14/10/2008 14:05:00

 

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