The Premier League’s Voodoo Plan

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Sean says:

    As a fan of a club that constantly loses players from our Centre of Excellence, this is utterly disastrous news.

    Our most promising players are always moving to other clubs before they turn 17 because certain clubs (*cough*Man City*cough*) turn their parents’ heads. They then get the players to put in a request to leave, join this big club, and their development stops because they’re no longer receiving the coaching that made them a good player in the first place, and just becoming another face.

    Those players don’t progress at the Premiership clubs, the ones we have left aren’t good enough to make it with us. There is absolutely no point to our youth system any more.

  2. Tim Vickerman says:

    The question is, apart from the immediate financial incentive of the £5m the Greedy League was threatening to withhold, is there any positive side for Football League clubs?

    There certainly doesn’t appear to be, begging the question: Why the hell did the Football League chairmen vote the plan through? I just can’t get my head around it.

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