Step in the right direction, but makes you realise how far we are behind other clubs with regard to global appeal and striking the best deals. Was good to see Wenger saying they need to relax FFP rules as without some big, big investment I can't see how we really close that gap, its that big
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Yup. The filth are getting nearly 10 times our deal - which is still a record-breaking one for us. If that is not a clear indication of how far ahead other teams are then I don't know what is.
Also think that probably at least half of the PL would swap places with us as we are similarly ahead of them.
Imagine if it worked like this:
All the kit manufacturers, sponsors etc bid for their teams.
Whatever they bid, 10M for Everton - 8M for Norwich - 1Bn for Man City, all goes into one pot.
Everyone gets the same length of contract - say 3 years - and then they are all re-bid again
Distribution of the money works like the TV rights - based on league position.
Clubs would have less control
The difference between top and bottom earners would be less pronounced
Clubs would have the chance to put together a good run and earn more money than previously
It would be fairer in that it is now almost a 'performance-related pay'
More clubs would get more money - enabling them to use for academies, grass-roots, community projects etc. - so it would reach more people
Right - over to you lot to rip that idea apart
P.S. - please share any and all kit mock-ups in this thread - thanks