RotherhamRam Posted March 2, 2012 Share Posted March 2, 2012 The football bubble seems to have popped or definately got a leak. I say this because of what is happening in respect of problems football clubs are experiencing. Just to name a few Darlington - Administration and fans keeping them going Port Vale - Going to administration just to keep afloat Coventry - Transfer ban due to late accounts which indicates financial issues Birmingham - As above Portsmouth - Getting their parachute payments but going straight to their owner (or is it exowner) may not be able to finish the season. Rangers - Players being made redundant or playing for free or an instant 75% wage cut Hearts - Late payment of wages PNE - Couple of years ago Tax bill unpaid Sheff Wed - As above plus issued a wind up order. This is just a few I know about and no doubt there are more out there This concerns me as these clubs are established clubs and up to recently have not really had financial issues until these problems arose. Although this is bad I feel a bit more positive about the Boards decisions - although not happy we have had to make these choices. I say this with out history of administration, financial fraud, large debts I would have expected ourselves to be on this list to be fair. Although this pattern of financial issues are starting to creep into our game can we benefit from this. The interesting ones for me are Portsmouth and especially Rangers and then possibly Cov and Birmingham. Does anyone know the rule on players being made redundant, are they then deemed free agents and if so as they unattached are they able to be signed by clubs now that loan and transfer windows are closed or do we have to wait until transfer window opens. If players are redundant or taking big pay cuts could we capatalise on players and sign some sneaky ones as players will want employment and players we would not normally be able to afford may opt to fall into our pay structure as having a job is better than no job. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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