UK time is: 23:59:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Football League want to scrap transfer window

The transfer window could be scrapped and clubs that fall behind tax payments banned from signing players if the Football League get their way.

Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney outlined the plans in a four-page letter to Culture Secretary Andy Burnham this week - along with plans for a joint television deal with the Premier League.

Burnham had asked seven specific questions of the Football Association, Premier League and Football League in October during a conference speech to Supporters Direct, in which he argued that football clubs belong to their fans, that the game risks 'losing further touch with its traditional supporter base' and urged football to 'reassess its relationship with money'.

Mawhinney's letter was written after discussions with the board, and in the introduction outlines some of the league's initiatives:

'As you are aware, The Football League has been at the forefront of improving the governance and financial regulation of our national game in recent years.

'We were the first football body to introduce a fit and proper persons test for club directors; to publish fees paid to football agents and to ban dual representation; to introduce wage controls in our lower divisions; to create sporting sanctions for clubs entering administration; and to appoint independent directors to its Board.

'More recently we have 'drawn a line in the sand` by introducing a Home Grown Players policy and are actively seeking greater opportunities for domestic players with a new Youth Loan proposal specifically aimed at Under 21 year olds.'


You can read the full letter by clicking here.

With thanks to Vital Norwichfor the original article.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest League One odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 21 2009

Time: 8:16PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Match Officials v Barnsley (Thursday March 5 2015)

Flags/Banners Wembley Info (Thursday March 5 2015)

Yeovil 0-1 Walsall - Report (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Yeovil v Walsall (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Youth Game Postponed (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Yeovil 0 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 0 - 2 Leyton Orient
Preston 1 - 0 Walsall
Bradford 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 0 - 1 Port Vale
Walsall 3 - 2 Rochdale

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Port Vale 34 13 6 15 -4 45
14. Fleetwood 34 12 9 13 -4 45
15. Rochdale 32 13 5 14 13 44
16. Walsall 34 11 11 12 -2 44
17. Scunthorpe 33 12 8 13 -3 44
18. Notts County 32 11 7 14 -6 40
19. Crewe 34 11 6 17 -27 39

Breaking League News

Walsall v Bristol City - Mark Of Respect For Becky
Walsall : 05/03/2015 22:21:01
Defender extends deal
Crewe : 05/03/2015 22:08:00
DRFC Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 05/03/2015 21:20:00
Keegan waits on scan results on cartilage injury
Doncaster : 05/03/2015 21:03:01
De Girolamo To Hold Juventus Talks
Sheff Utd : 05/03/2015 16:31:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

JPT Final - Whose Going To Win?
Suggested By:  Andy
Walsall! (Stupid Question) 58%
Bristol City 42%