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I don't think Everton's relegation trouble is over yet. Their finances are a mess and no doubt Leeds or Burnley will be taking legal acrtion. They've broken standard FFP rules 100%, the only question is was the huge excess down to Covid or is it being used an excuse. I suspect the latter as the lack of income from gate income doesn't come close to how far over they are.

If they manage to get away with it, they'll have to sell key players and sign free transfers with reduced wages to avoid going over the limit again, as they did last summer. They'll be in another relegation battle next season, more so if Lampard isn't sacked and replaced with a Dyche type....
 

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I don't think Everton's relegation trouble is over yet. Their finances are a mess and no doubt Leeds or Burnley will be taking legal acrtion. They've broken standard FFP rules 100%, the only question is was the huge excess down to Covid or is it being used an excuse. I suspect the latter as the lack of income from gate income doesn't come close to how far over they are.

If they manage to get away with it, they'll have to sell key players and sign free transfers with reduced wages to avoid going over the limit again, as they did last summer. They'll be in another relegation battle next season, more so if Lampard isn't sacked and replaced with a Dyche type....
If Everton have broken the PL rules on FFP then surely it is for the league to take action? The fact that it is Burnley and Leeds taking action says it all. It smacks of desperation and I believe Everton are pretty relaxed about it. The PL have been aware of this for months, there is nothing hidden.

As for what happens in the summer 🤷‍♂️. Delph, Tosun and Sigurdsson are all out of contract, are all big earners, don't really figure and will be off the books. We will also off load some others, Gomes and Rondon being the obvious but I suspect Allen may go as well, maybe Mina. More big wages gone, even if we have to subsidise a little. I wouldn't be surprised if Richarlison left but we will get a decent fee for him. We need to box cleverly, make sure our 2 loan signings are well thought out and we will be okay. The key is to keep DCL fit and have a proper back up for him. That has been our real weakness this year, a lack of goals.
 

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Interestingly just been reading that Liverpool will have to pay Wolves several million pounds if they win the league as part of the Jota transfer. So that's Man City v Villa with a Grealish bonus due and Liverpool v Wolves with a Jota bonus due on the last day of the season to decide who wins the title.
Oh, thats okay then. :)

I stand by what I say, as it shouldn't be there as a temptation in any situation domestically. These transfers fees may go up to even sillier levels in the next few years.

Say Norwich were already down and City had to pay an extra 80 million for one of their players if they won the league and it was Norwich vs city in the last game? It shouldnt be a possibility.
 

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If Everton have broken the PL rules on FFP then surely it is for the league to take action? The fact that it is Burnley and Leeds taking action says it all. It smacks of desperation and I believe Everton are pretty relaxed about it. The PL have been aware of this for months, there is nothing hidden.

As for what happens in the summer 🤷‍♂️. Delph, Tosun and Sigurdsson are all out of contract, are all big earners, don't really figure and will be off the books. We will also off load some others, Gomes and Rondon being the obvious but I suspect Allen may go as well, maybe Mina. More big wages gone, even if we have to subsidise a little. I wouldn't be surprised if Richarlison left but we will get a decent fee for him. We need to box cleverly, make sure our 2 loan signings are well thought out and we will be okay. The key is to keep DCL fit and have a proper back up for him. That has been our real weakness this year, a lack of goals.
Is that the same premier league who still have an "open" investigation against Man City which was alongside UEFA's one, that has been painfully quiet for about 3 years?
 

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Oh, thats okay then. :)

I stand by what I say, as it shouldn't be there as a temptation in any situation domestically. These transfers fees may go up to even sillier levels in the next few years.

Say Norwich were already down and City had to pay an extra 80 million for one of their players if they won the league and it was Norwich vs city in the last game? It shouldnt be a possibility.
I totally agree. Anything that has the potential to affect the sporting integrity of a competition shouldn't be allowed. Having said that I can't see Gerrard agreeing to roll over and let Man City win the title just because of this clause, but the temptation must be there for the club owners.
 

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Seems PSG have appointed Kylian Mbappe as manager, head coach, director of football and basically now completely untouchable and bigger than the club

Madrid and La Liga properly seething lol
Think I heard PSG have offered him wages of €1 million per week, which blows Real Madrid's €20 million per year and €100 million signing on fee out of the water.

I assume PSG are able to do all this well within any financial fair play restrictions?
 

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If Everton have broken the PL rules on FFP then surely it is for the league to take action? The fact that it is Burnley and Leeds taking action says it all. It smacks of desperation and I believe Everton are pretty relaxed about it. The PL have been aware of this for months, there is nothing hidden.

As for what happens in the summer 🤷‍♂️. Delph, Tosun and Sigurdsson are all out of contract, are all big earners, don't really figure and will be off the books. We will also off load some others, Gomes and Rondon being the obvious but I suspect Allen may go as well, maybe Mina. More big wages gone, even if we have to subsidise a little. I wouldn't be surprised if Richarlison left but we will get a decent fee for him. We need to box cleverly, make sure our 2 loan signings are well thought out and we will be okay. The key is to keep DCL fit and have a proper back up for him. That has been our real weakness this year, a lack of goals.
I’m surprised Sigurdssons contract wasn’t cancelled long ago, considering what was found on his computer
 

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I’m surprised Sigurdssons contract wasn’t cancelled long ago, considering what was found on his computer
Thought it was nothing to do with computers .. the story was he went to the police as he was being blackmailed due to paying for an escort that then was claiming to be underage ..

They threatened to report him if he didn't pay so he went police

Nothing to do with images etc
 

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The joys of watching La Liga 2. Almeria played Alcorcon last night. Kick off was 10pm, and it usually takes 1.5 hours to get home after a match finishes. Too hot for an earlier kick off really, 27* at 10pm.

What a frustrating team Almeria are to watch. Top ‘v’ bottom, and a win for Almeria guarantees promotion. It just wouldn’t go in, till the 93min. Almeria equalised in injury time but drop to second in the league. 1 match left with automatic promotion still in their own hands - 2nd will do, but 3rd place is only 2pts behind.

Will Almeria blow it, as they did last season, or dare I dream… at least the season ticket isn’t expensive @ €120.
 

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I’m surprised Sigurdssons contract wasn’t cancelled long ago, considering what was found on his computer
He hasn't had his trial yet. If they cancelled before then then no doubt they could be sued for breach of contract, unfair dismissal etc. If found guilty then the contract would instantly terminate but the wheels of justice are turning very slowly right now so instead his contract will simply run out.
 
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