Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Walsall now to name 5 substitutes instead of 7

Walsall now to name 5 substitutes instead of 7

All Football League Clubs will now name five substitutes instead of 7, as it was voted in at an EGM earlier this month.

The main reason for this move is to help out those clubs in financial struggle, such as Plymouth Argle. Clubs will now be able to offload players and their wage packets to keep themselves financially viable. The move falls under UEFA's Financial Fair Play Framework.

This won't really affect Walsall too much as they are thin on the ground anyway, but it will stop youth/reserve players being stuck on the bench making up the numbers with little chance of making an appearance, as Sean Geddes, for example, suffered last season before being released.

However, this move may be of detriment of youth players as they would have even less chance of progressing to the first team as there will be no space on the bench. There will also be less space on the bench for a second goalkeeper, as priority will be given other positions.

Squad numbers could be reduced as a result, as less players are required with more players will be looking for new clubs.

In addition to this move, under the UEFA Fininacial Fair Play Framework, players wages will be directly proportional to the turnover. This will prevent clubs paying extortionate wages without the finds to properly pay for them and make them financially stronger. Again, this won't really affect the wage packet at Walsall FC!

They are important moves for the stability of Football League Clubs, for Walsall FC there's not much to worry about and overall may even make things a little easier to manage for Dean Smith.

What do you think?

Comment on the Forum

Tweet Us: @VitalWalsall

Facebook Us: Vital Walsall















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

Writer:Robyn Richards
Date:Sunday July 31 2011
Time: 10:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Match Officials v Fleetwood (a)

Mr Rob Lewis is the man in the middle for our game with Fleetwood on Saturday.

Walsall or Oldham To Travel To Mansfield Town

Should Saddlers overcome Oldham next week then they will face former players Mal Benning, James Baxendale and Ashley Hemmings for a place in the Quarter Finals.

Millwall (a) - Game To Be Rearranged

Millwall (a) to be rearranged following the Lions involvement in the FA Cup.

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion9%
Play Offs25%
Mid Table Medicority45%
Relegation21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 20 13 5 2 44 24
2 Bolton 20 12 4 4 40 12
3 Sheff Utd 20 11 5 4 38 12
4 Bradford 20 9 8 3 35 9
5 Rochdale 20 9 3 8 30 2
6 Peterborough 19 8 5 6 29 7
7 Wimbledon 20 7 8 5 29 6
8 Fleetwood 20 8 5 7 29 5
9 Millwall 19 8 4 7 28 1
10 Southend 20 7 7 6 28 -1
11 Charlton 19 6 9 4 27 7
12 Port Vale 20 7 6 7 27 -5
13 Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 27 -6
14 Oxford 20 7 5 8 26 0
15 Gillingham 20 7 5 8 26 -3
16 Walsall 20 6 8 6 26 -5
17 Northampton 20 6 6 8 24 0
18 Swindon 20 6 5 9 23 -7
19 MK Dons 20 5 6 9 21 -5
20 Bury 20 6 2 12 20 -10
21 Coventry 20 4 7 9 19 -8
22 Chesterfield 20 5 3 12 18 -10
23 Oldham 19 3 8 8 17 -10
24 Shrewsbury 20 3 6 11 15 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Oxford United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Rochdale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League