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How is sports industry in the UK after Brexit? (Part 2)

The sport is very entertaining and quite attractive, currently lacking about 1,000 workers to participate in the service of the racetrack, the horseshoe area, while up to 10% of the labor in this sport comes from the EU.

F1 is another example due to its cross-border supply chain-dependent characteristics. 7/11 F1 racing team is located in England, headquarters of the F1 organizers are also in London.

The disadvantages

Cricket and rugby executives expressed concern about the ability to attract and retain top talent around the so-called “Kolpak Rules,” named after Maros Kolpak – a soccer player. throw Slovaks.

As a result, citizens of nations that are part of the European Union Association Agreement (free trade agreements between the EU and 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries), enjoy the same rights similar to EU citizens.

Many countries have taken advantage of this to get the service of South African athletes, who thrive on both cricket and rugby. These are also two sports that the British desire to create the influence of the Premier League in football, but the talent supply is not as rich as the athletes’ barrier of visa.

Another difficulty for British sports is the opportunity to organize big events which are their strengths. Thanks to its position as well as the level of organization, the UK is always a prime place to host the largest events of the sports world.

In 2020 alone, England will have semifinals, EURO 2020 finals, Netball World Cups, Snooker, London Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Golf Open Championship.

According to Professor Simon Chadwick, when leaving the EU, many of the UK’s advantages will no longer exist for such exchanges, forcing the government to have preferential policies if it does not want to lose the right to host. Of course, the UK has approved a potential trade agreement with the United States to divert money from the Atlantic across the country to replace the previous EU market.

Reverse training

According to the lawyers, in the post-Brexit time of clubs in the English Premier League, it is difficult to buy players under the age of 18 like other EU football platforms. Previously, English clubs still avoided Article 19 of FIFA’s regulations on the protection of minors, prohibiting the international transfer of players aged 16-18, except for EU countries.

Premier League can play for less than 90 minutes when returning

Gordon Taylor, president of the Association of Professional Football Players (PFA) proposed a plan to reduce the length of each game to ensure the safety of the player.

Late last month, The Sun revealed that each team will be replaced by five players when the Premier League matches return.

The shareholders meeting on 1 May reached a consensus that the Premier League this season will not be canceled. On 11/5, teams and organizers will meet again online to officially vote for the fate of the tournament. If nothing changes, the teams will return to training in mid-May and the season will continue from June 8.

When the Premier League put the idea of ​​reducing the risk of injury and physical wear and tear of the player when having to kick the calendar, the argument turned to another aspect. Sports Mail show the scoreboard this season if only 75 minutes per game.

Newcastle – the newly changed team – finished last in the table on this scoreboard, while they ranked 13th in the normal rankings table. This becomes more sensitive, as the teams at risk of relegation are now said to only agree to play again if the season has no relegation. Even in response to that, the organizers will still face the risks associated with litigation, when the promotion team lose interest.

Six clubs oppose the way Premier League return

Brighton, Watford, West Ham, Bournemouth, Norwich and Aston Villa are the six clubs. They think that it is a disadvantage if not playing at home in the last round of the Premier League.

Besides Brighton, the other five clubs opposing are Watford, West Ham, Bournemouth, Norwich and Aston Villa. The distance between these teams is at most eight points. A win, therefore, would greatly change the rankings.

Last Friday, the Premier League organizers and representatives of 20 clubs met. They decided at all costs to resume the tournament. The remaining 92 matches will be held on a maximum of 10 stadiums. The stadiums are Etihad (Man City), Emirates (Arsenal) and London (West Ham). The home team will not play at home.

The Premier League is expected to return in June. Within the next two weeks, the parties concerned will come to an agreement on how to organize the matches.

Premier League is committed to completing the season

After two hours of online meeting, the organizing committee of the Premier League had the decision. Twenty Premier League clubs agreed to play the remaining nine rounds.

Before the April 17 afternoon meeting of the Premier League, there were many concerns. One of them is that the tournament could not be restarted because of Covid-19. This may lead to the risk of affecting the 2020-2021 season. However, the pressure from a deficit of more than one billion dollars, if the season ends early. This brings the parties soon to come to an agreement on the commitment to complete the season.

Comments ending the season before June 30, as a commitment to ensure integrity for the 2019-2020 season, were not raised during the meeting. According to The Sun, the organizers and the clubs will wait patiently until the Government agrees for the sporting events to take place.

Another outstanding issue is that the player contract, which expires on June 30, is not mentioned. The damage from failing to finish the season with all 20 Premier League clubs is much bigger. The cost of using the player in a few months is less, if a contract dispute arises. The top group suffered the most losses. In particular, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham estimate each team will lose over $ 100 million.

Earlier, FIFA also announced that it would side with current host clubs when recommending players to continue playing until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

The UK Government’s point of view

The UK Government’s social extension directive remains in effect until May 7. The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the UK has reached over 12,000. Even when the Premier League starts over and plays in an unpopular courtyard, the live broadcast of the remaining 92 matches, including those played during the summer, is not guaranteed. Television royalties tournaments, therefore, will be affected.

In the First Division, the organizers have sent an open letter to 24 clubs, which recommends not to return to the training ground before May 16.

Coach accepted to reduce salary, Rooney criticized the proposed pay cut

Coach Gareth Southgate agreed to reduce the salary by 30% to reduce the financial burden for the English Football Association (FA) during the pandemic.

Southgate’s current salary is US $ 2.2 million per year, equivalent to US $ 183,000 per month. With a commitment to reduce the salary by 30% due to Covid-19, the England coach will lose nearly 55,000 USD per month.

Southgate’s move comes at a time when players in the UK are strongly opposed to the proposed reduction of salary by the Premier League organizers. Earlier, the FA admitted that it could lose up to $ 123 million in revenue because of Covid-19, due to canceled or canceled events.

Contrary to Southgate, many influential players in the United Kingdom do not accept a salary cut, pushing the relationship between the Professional Football Players Association of England with the Premier League organizers to a stressful level.

Many captains like Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Troy Deeney (Watford) or Mark Noble (West Ham) argue that the reduction in wages is only beneficial to the owners, and the British government loses more taxes, causing real losses. benefit public services needed.

Rooney criticized the proposed 30% pay cut

Wayne Rooney believes the players were turned into scapegoats as the community struggled with Covid-19.

The Premier League held an online meeting with the Player Association (PFA) and the British Coach Association (LMA) to negotiate a 30% cut on player wages, or allow clubs to delay payment. But that proposal was not supported by some, including Rooney.

Public health secretary of the UK government Matt Hancock led the way in calling players to reduce wages to support the community because they are high-income people.

Rooney’s views are backed by former England players Gary Lineker and Gary Neville. Meanwhile, after a meeting with the Premier League leadership, the PFA announced that a reduction in player salaries could cost the government $ 245 million in taxes.