A Tax on Bad Management

April 13th, 2005|

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[author_info]Written for Supporters Direct’s quarterly magazine in 2005, advocating the linking of late payment of taxes to HMRC to on field penalties, in this case, points-deductions. The idea was later adopted, preventing clubs in arrears from signing players.[/author_info] [/author]

Wrexham recently became the first club to be deducted 10 points for entering administration under the League’s new policy designed to combat reckless spending by clubs. The aim is laudable; clubs overspending is bad for those clubs, and cheats those clubs who try and do things properly. But there are two problems with it, and the Wrexham cases shows why. […]