Football League investigating Derby’s sale of their ground for £80m+. Given that other clubs have done the same trick but for far less value, and given Middlesbrough have reportedly issued legal proceedings against the EFL, I suppose even the League had to wake up to that one.

Selling the ground to an owner counts as owner investment according to the P&S rules, so should be subject to the £13m p/a loss cap. Alas the League does not understand its own rules, or was too scared to take on Mel Morris. But the end product is that the rules that are meant to make clubs profitable and sustainable are turning them into something far less profitable and far less sustainable.

I could write a better set of regulations, but that’s a pretty low hurdle, I think, on the Infinite Monkey test, you only need five monkeys, ten minutes to manage it.


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