Greed Or Unity: The Football League Must Decide


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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4 Responses

  1. Gypsy says:

    Interesting read, thanks. Do you know which is the odd club out?

  2. Ken says:

    From your article it’s not clear why Championship clubs support this. Doubling parachute payments will make promotion to the Premiership even more difficult – what’s in it for the clubs in the bottom half of the Championship?

  3. Lloyd says:

    Unfortunately it seems as though the FL have gone for the quick buck.

    I’ve written about the outcome myself on thetwounfortunates, but unfortunately the nationals seem to have largely overlooked the issue with just a few rehashed press association pieces.

    There was something in the Guardian yesterday, though, that pointed out that some of the Championship’s mainstays have a turnover of less than £10m, underlining how distortionary these payments could prove.

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