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  • Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Jul 12, 2011 09:45 Flag

    Salary cap

    Morning CR.
    I totally agree with you.
    However, I strongly suspect there would be a case for the court of human rights there because there is no salary cap for any other profession. But capping it at £20k a week is still an immense amount of money even for a career that only lasts say 15 - 20 years.

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    • You could also pay ex amounts for league points, goals scored and trophies won, just to keep players trying. Nothing wrong with incentive schemes! £20,000 sounds roughly right...personally I could live on half that!

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      • Get real, For starters unless every football federation in the world adopts the same rules all that would happen is that all the best players would go and play abroad. Secondly you would be attempting to imnpose on football rules that don`t apply to any other sport or business in the UK and possibly in the rest of the world. Then there is the question of whether it is legal to restrict how much a business can pay its employees.

        That`s not to say that a salary cap isn`t a good idea but where one has been introduced it is usually a cap on the total amount a club can spend on salaries. That leaves the club free to decide how much it pays each individual player whilst also ensuring that they can only afford to offer a few players huge salaries.