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24-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Championship sides Bolton, Fulham & Nottingham Forest, are under a transfer embargo for the rest of the season, after breaching football league rules in 2014-15.
Fulham & Nottingham Forest both exceeded financial fair play limits, of permitted maximum losses of 6m for a season.
Bolton failed to submit their required accounts & are unable to make transfers, until they comply with financial fair play obligations. It seems with all the turmoil at Bolton, in debt for millions of pounds, no hope of a buyer, & now in trouble with the football league, a sorrowfull state for what was once a great club.

Nottingham Forest ban is a extension on their current one, having been unable to sign players since December 2014, because of financial fair play restrictions placed on them. Premier league Bournemouth face a fine after also exceeding the permitted sum, Millwall also exceeded the allowance, but have not been pu

24-12-2015, 01:26 PM
They should all be docked 10 points along with MK Dons, Huddersfield and Charlton

24-12-2015, 02:20 PM
They should all be docked 10 points along with MK Dons, Huddersfield and Charlton

Agree! And don't forgot anyone who thinks they are SOOOOOO Massive!!

24-12-2015, 03:46 PM
So the punishment for breaking the financial fair play rules for Bournemouth is a fine, which will be a drop in the ocean of their Premier League revenues. Whilst we get docked three points because Paul Douglas forgot to put his Out of Office on. Hardly seems fair.

24-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Where did fairness come into it?

This is the corrupt world of football.

24-12-2015, 04:55 PM
The football league are in discussions with a number of clubs, over their Financial fair play submissions, with any further embargoes to be announced in due course.

One of the clubs understood to be premier league leaders Leicester City, not forgetting that Queens Park Rangers facing a fine up to 58m after breaching Financial fair play rules in the 2013-14 when they were promoted to the premier league. They challenged the legality of the football league financial fair play rule, with the process still on going.

In the mean time, Fulham fans not happy with the club, no manager, had money from premier league, also parachute payments, & nothing on the pitch, even one complaining that Ben Pringle can't even land a cross in the penalty area for striker Smith.

Nottingham Forest fans knew that their embargo will last until at least June 2016, so not all that bothered, where as Bolton fans taking it on the chin, saying transfer embargo, we have not got any money to try & buy playe

24-12-2015, 09:30 PM
According to our local paper, Scunny have a wage bill equivalent to 157% of turnover!

24-12-2015, 09:44 PM
30.14 isn't that high.

24-12-2015, 09:52 PM
According to Middlesborough they have kept inside the financial fair play rules.

Middlesborough have one of the biggest budgets in the league, but have a lot of allowable losses, such as the 2.5m running costs for the academy, last season saw a rise in income from both gate money, & a 6m windfall from big FA Cup away days, they took 45% of the gates at Liverpool, Manchester City & Arsenal, plus the wembley dividend.
Nice to have this kind of income, when you look at 2.5m costs of a academy, many a side in the lower leagues would like that type of money for the first team costs.

24-12-2015, 09:57 PM
Any half decent accountant could find enough loopholes in the rules to stay within the limits.

For example Bolton and Preston. Due to their financial troubles Bolton are going to have to sell some of their remaining assets. One of these is their training ground and Preston are the likely purchaser.

So no doubt Preston (like Middlesbrough) will be using this acquisition as a running cost or some other wizard wheeze.