Sandy Pate Best Stag wrote:I suppose they don't expell as that would normally mean extinction which isn't fair an the average fan.
Additionally they know that there is always someone out there who is willing to buy a huge loss making business for the prestige of owning a league club. It's that residual value that keeps the system going and the reason clubs survive administration.
Clubs are a huge focal point for a town and are often quite a major employer even if most jobs are only part time so is it correct to drive them to fold? I think over all it's probably not right to expell and the points deduction usually means relegation anyway.
Fair points but allowing this gives a huge advantage to clubs who can find a sugar daddy. Personally I feel football would be better if club's achieved things on merit, ie training players up, performing well, getting more fans etc.
Agree that fans are hugely important but then they should have ways to hold things to account. As you'll know I've long backed the idea that clubs should be owned by the fans. If they want to appoint a rich chairman they can, but they've have the power to step in. Essentially the Barca model I think.
I'm not saying clubs go bust, just that they are properly punished for not running the business correctly. 12 points or whatever, even if it leads to relegation is nothing. If you go bust you should drop 3/4 leagues at least IMO. Otherwise there is no deterante.
Where is the incentive to run clubs properly, to grow organically and do the right thing? It's just wrong.