The Yid wrote:
I can only see a wage cap relating to revenue being implemented based on previous season figures. It couldn't run 'live' as you couldn't say a player can't play one week as you didn't make enough money. Likewise it couldn't work on forecasted revenue as clubs would make all kinds of shit up. So our wage cap might be based on last seasons revenue - which means next season if this isn't resolved we could be really fucked!
One question I was wondering is if sponsorship falls into the 'revenue' category for the purpose of FFP?
I read it was based on a three year historical average, and thus easing any massive changes due to relegation. However, I think this is itself problematic as it effectively makes the Prem a closed shop, with any teams going up not being allowed to get decent players using the Prem league cash until the year after, by which time they've got hammered and gone back down. I guess the best they could do is offer massive bonuses and pay increases for the next year, hope they stay up and if not keep them to go for promotion the year after if possible.
But I do think it's better and more workable than using 'live' or projections, although I'm sure there will be ways around it, like advertising, wages not being paid as wages etc