How to save football: A draft & a salary cap? | @GJ_Thomas
|ECA & Juventus Chairman Andrea Agnelli|
the only way of making it work is scrapping 164 years of history and only allowing the franchises to be in places where there is no team ( any level).— Jon (@welshjon58) March 27, 2021
So a silly idea that will never happen
|Wimbledon v MK Dons is now a fierce rivalry|
|Will London get an NFL franchise one day?|
Could only work by using players who have rejected professional contracts from the club brought them through and using that pool of players. Could still have a combine too.— Big toe with the gimpy leg (@summers_tony) March 27, 2021
|Clemson University's QB Trevor Lawrence is set to draft #1 overall|
No to a draft. Hiring the best people is part of the competitive foundations for all businesses.— Dean Rosario (@DeanRosario) March 27, 2021
Salary Cap using financial benefits paid to a player is impossible to audit. It's always rorted. Salary Cap based on a central valuation - eg Fantasy Football? That would work.
Salary cap only works if there is a limited set of teams— Ian Cade (@meltwaterfalls) March 28, 2021
Most US sport the US teams are the only real destinations, other leagues exist but aren’t as wealthy
In football if an EPL team won’t pay then you could go to Championship or Spain or Germany or Brazil or China or Qatar...
|Patrick Mahomes, worth up to $502.631m over 12 years|
In the 2020/21 campaign, clubs in the EFL Leagues 1 & 2 were subject to a new salary cap. Clubs voted for a limit of £2.5m for League 1 clubs, and £1.5m for teams in League 2. The PFA called the cap "unlawful and unenforceable", and on 9 February 2021, the cap was removed upon review by an arbitration panel. Despite an uncertain financial future for many clubs, the salary cap was rejected and the PFA declared that it was: "in the best interest of the leagues, the clubs, and the players to work together and agree on rules that promote financial stability".
Key element to the draft system in the 🇺🇸 are the colleges (equivalent to 🇬🇧 grassroots) sport & education go hand in hand unlike here. The way the PL now works and the obscene salaries for mediocre players now inherent and can’t see it changing— sue klesniks 💙 (@sukie57) March 27, 2021
|LSU's Tiger Stadium, Louisiana, a staggering capacity of 102,321|
Kids get screwed over especially in basketball by the colleges. The colleges rake in huge money commercially and the athletes don't receive a dime. I don't begrudge any footballer earning the money they do it's simply the market rate, whether we as fans rate them is immaterial.— Paul Smith (@p_isno1) March 27, 2021