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League One and Two Salary Cap Proposals

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League One and League Two clubs would have to operate under squad salary caps, according to proposals put forward by the English Football League.

Third-tier sides would be given a £2.5m ceiling for salaries, while the sum would be £1.25m for the fourth tier.

The plan, as reported in the Telegraph newspaper , would also see clubs given automatic points deductions if players are not paid on time.

The EFL hopes to have the cap in place for the 2020-21 season.

 

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It's a step in the right direction but it does seem silly capping the lower leagues and not the top 2 leagues where wages are astonishingly high in some cases.

Puts an onus on scouting and developing younger talent in League One and Two though so I'm definitely not against it.

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Pretty sure there was a rule where teams could spend a certain percentage of its income, which was fine. 

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Meanwhile, clubs would be given a vote on the introduction of maximum 20-man squads.

If approved, it would mean only 20 senior professionals at each club, with eight homegrown players - those produced from the club's academy system - within that group.

How many of the clubs in those divisions would actually be able to have eight 'homegrown' players? I imagine a lot of those clubs will have basically ditched youth development as a cost saving.

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We have 'homegrown' players currently and we have some in our reserves but I don't think we'd be able to have eight homegrown players who would all be good enough to play a role within the team. 

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22 minutes ago, Pyfish said:

We have 'homegrown' players currently and we have some in our reserves but I don't think we'd be able to have eight homegrown players who would all be good enough to play a role within the team. 

Perhaps at least phasing it in over a longer period of time would be better then, working up to eight over a period of 3-5 years? 

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44 minutes ago, ScoRoss said:

Perhaps at least phasing it in over a longer period of time would be better then, working up to eight over a period of 3-5 years? 

Absolutely. We have 3 in the first team squad at the moment which isn't too bad and there are a couple, maybe more, in the reserves who could make the step up within the next season or two so to slowly build it up would be a good move.

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How many substitutes are currently allowed in League 1 and 2? Almost everywhere seems to allow seven substitutes (apart from Serie A allowing 12 for some ridiculous reason), but if there are only 20 senior professionals surely it would be better to have only five and limit a match day squad to only 16.

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1 hour ago, ScoRoss said:

How many substitutes are currently allowed in League 1 and 2? Almost everywhere seems to allow seven substitutes (apart from Serie A allowing 12 for some ridiculous reason), but if there are only 20 senior professionals surely it would be better to have only five and limit a match day squad to only 16.

Pretty sure it's 7 as well. 

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