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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from WHAT DO I GET in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    The reason the wage cap works in the NFL is that it's basically a closed eco-system designed to keep the league competitive.  The wage-cap, the structure of player contracts, the roster limits, the draft, waivers etc all feed into this.
    Football has none of that, at least in part because it's spread across so many different countries, with different standards of living and levels of pay.  If we introduced a wage-cap in England, the top players would all just go and play in Spain and Italy.  There are no real other competing American Football teams outside of the NFL, either in wage terms or stature, for players to go and play for (yeah there's CFL, but it's nowhere near the same level).
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    The reason the wage cap works in the NFL is that it's basically a closed eco-system designed to keep the league competitive.  The wage-cap, the structure of player contracts, the roster limits, the draft, waivers etc all feed into this.
    Football has none of that, at least in part because it's spread across so many different countries, with different standards of living and levels of pay.  If we introduced a wage-cap in England, the top players would all just go and play in Spain and Italy.  There are no real other competing American Football teams outside of the NFL, either in wage terms or stature, for players to go and play for (yeah there's CFL, but it's nowhere near the same level).
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from G STAR RAM in Lowe at RB with no right foot is a problem   
    But Irwin wasn't expected to bomb forward and provide width.  He had Giggs doing that in front of him. 
    We're expecting Lowe to play like a winger at times, but he either has to cut in on his strong foot, or try and whip a cross in with his weak foot.  Not Lowe's fault obviously, he's doing a decent job for the team when needs must.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from RandomAccessMemory in Scott Sinclair   
    I don't know if there's a rule expressly banning this, but the fee paid to the player would count as income, and thus be taxable (at 45%). So any transfer fee is immediately significantly inflated.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from RandomAccessMemory in Scott Sinclair   
    It's a fairly narrow loophole - it's only useful if both the selling club and the player are willing to negotiate cancelling the players contract.  If it's deliberate (and not a mistake in how the rules were written, or us misreading them), then presumably the argument is, it's in nobodies interest to have these kind of players either shackled to clubs collecting a wage but not playing, or released after the window has closed so unable to get paid for doing their job for months.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Millenniumram in Scott Sinclair   
    It's a fairly narrow loophole - it's only useful if both the selling club and the player are willing to negotiate cancelling the players contract.  If it's deliberate (and not a mistake in how the rules were written, or us misreading them), then presumably the argument is, it's in nobodies interest to have these kind of players either shackled to clubs collecting a wage but not playing, or released after the window has closed so unable to get paid for doing their job for months.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from RandomAccessMemory in Scott Sinclair   
    It seems pretty clear from the bit in section 1, but it's amazing that something like that is only clarified in the definitions section, and not explained thoroughly in the actual rules part.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Mafiabob in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Sounded like we were playing 3 different plans at the same time for most of the match 😉
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from ReyDCFC in Scott Sinclair   
    Reading the Charlton forum, he had requested to be released from his contract, due to not being paid, before the window closed. Bolton refused, so he appealed and was granted permission this week.  Presumably the EFL are using some common sense and allowing him to be signed now, rather than making him wait until January and go another 4 months without pay.
    From the EFL rules website:
    43.2.3 if agreed by The League (including where the Player was last registered with a Club (or club) which has ceased to trade, including during the Closed Period) subject to such conditions as determined by The League and by which the Club making the application and the Player shall be bound.
    Which by my reading, basically gives the EFL license to allow anyone to be registered under extenuating circumstances.  
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Carnero in Scott Sinclair   
    Reading the Charlton forum, he had requested to be released from his contract, due to not being paid, before the window closed. Bolton refused, so he appealed and was granted permission this week.  Presumably the EFL are using some common sense and allowing him to be signed now, rather than making him wait until January and go another 4 months without pay.
    From the EFL rules website:
    43.2.3 if agreed by The League (including where the Player was last registered with a Club (or club) which has ceased to trade, including during the Closed Period) subject to such conditions as determined by The League and by which the Club making the application and the Player shall be bound.
    Which by my reading, basically gives the EFL license to allow anyone to be registered under extenuating circumstances.  
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from i-Ram in Scott Sinclair   
    Reading the Charlton forum, he had requested to be released from his contract, due to not being paid, before the window closed. Bolton refused, so he appealed and was granted permission this week.  Presumably the EFL are using some common sense and allowing him to be signed now, rather than making him wait until January and go another 4 months without pay.
    From the EFL rules website:
    43.2.3 if agreed by The League (including where the Player was last registered with a Club (or club) which has ceased to trade, including during the Closed Period) subject to such conditions as determined by The League and by which the Club making the application and the Player shall be bound.
    Which by my reading, basically gives the EFL license to allow anyone to be registered under extenuating circumstances.  
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from SKRam in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Rampage in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham reacted to YorkshireRam in Scott Carson - Signed for Man City on loan   
    That itself is a bit of a paradox though, the alternative is we sign a first choice keeper and another season ticks by with Roos barely used... may as well just have Mitchell as a back up and sack Roos off in that case.
    I'd let him be first choice for the time being, give him a proper run to establish himself and build some form, that is then a proper platform to judge him at this level. Worst case scenario we buy a new #1 in January but what's the point in buying younger players if we never give them a chance to prove themselves?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from King Kevin in Jayden Bogle   
    Yeah, every time someone posts in here I think he's gone 😈
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Stedcfc in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Anna in Amazon   
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Dordogne-Ram in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from RamuelLJackson in Wayne Rooney - Signed on a 18 month deal   
    I'm sure the compensation we'll get from Man Utd will more than ease the pain, if it were to happen.
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from Topram in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    duncanjwitham got a reaction from jono in Amazon   
    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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    The rAmazon Arena, surely?
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