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

Stats: Walsall v Millwall

All the stats from Walsall (0) vs (3) Millwall, Banks's Stadium, 06.02.16 Att: 4,843

O'Driscoll Felt Scoreline Flattered Millwall

Boss felt whoever scored first would win the game.

Walsall Team News v Millwall (H)

Youngster Liam Roberts starts in goal, Lalkovic on the bench.

Walsall FC Early Bird Campaign Launched

Get your ticket for next season....#IBelieve do you?

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

20 Games To Go - Where Will We Finish?
Suggested By:
Champions33%
Runners Up43%
Play Off Winners4%
Play Off Losers6%
Outside Top 614%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Scunthorpe United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Walsall Results (view all)