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Football: League fail to smash transfer window

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posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 02:09 PM
The Nationwide Football League have failed in a bid to get the Premiership to abandon the transfer window system.

The league wanted their richer counterparts to drop the system which they claim is costing their clubs much needed revenue.

With transfer prices dropping League clubs have seen their projected income fall because they can no longer groom players to sell on to bigger clubs.

But the league's call to drop the transfer window system has been rejected by their Premier League counterparts.

'Eleven League clubs have now scrapped their reserves and, more worryingly, two more have cancelled all forms of youth development.

'The release of another 364 players at the end of the season means the number employed by clubs has dropped by 25% in the past two years. Many are finding it virtually impossible to find pro clubs.'


posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 02:51 PM
Yes this is not a good situation with it being harder to find new young talent in this country...So with this happening and clubs forced to lose their reserves and youth schemes matters will only get worse.

One other reason why it has got worse over the years is the influx of foreign players comming to our leagues..

In the premier league the transfer window applies,but it doesn't in the other leagues...But the main Teams that would buy players throughout the season is in the premier...
So by having the transfer window it is stopping revenue to the other divisions which some rely on to stop themselves going out of business...

posted on Jun, 6 2003 @ 08:03 AM
Alot of countries operate the transfer window, but grass roots football in England is bigger than almost everywhere else. There are so many leagues and differents forms of football that it is essential they change this silly rule or many more clubs will cease to exist. Wages are crippling clubs, and your right about the Johnny Foreigners, most have been a waste of time. Your big name players have obviously delivered but so many clubs have bought rubbish that is stopping English talent getting games.

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