Would the introduction of a salary cap and the limiting of the number of foreign players in English football help to improve English football and make the England team more competitive?
Richard Scudamore of the EPL says no and he against the introduction of any sort of restrictions. I have to agree with him.
In Australia we have a salary cap on Aussie Rules football. We have no need for foreign player restrictions as no other country plays the game. The salary cap works because the players can’t pack their bags and go and play in another country so they accept it.
I believe that a number of American sports have the same type of salary cap. Again it works for the same reason.
Football is a worldwide game. Restrict salaries that can be paid by English Clubs and players will just go overseas so you will see a drain of not only foreign talent but also English talent.
Limiting the number of foreign players that can play for a club will certainly increase the number of English players playing football but will they be top class or just there to make up the numbers. Also who is going to teach them to be top class players?
Many of the top English players will be playing for European clubs so the up and coming players will have no one to learn from week after week. If they do succeed in becoming a top player they will soon leave England and go after the money.
The overall effect will be more English players playing in England but at a lower standard and potentially the England team made up of European or American based English footballers.
Worldwide restrictions wouldn’t work as you would never get agreement on the issues or be able to police clubs unless a massive and impractical auditing team was set up. England needs to find another solution.
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Written by frattonaussie.
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