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Parachute payments - unfair help?

Burnley chairman Barry Kilby is considering legal action against the Premier League over the payment of so-called parachute money to clubs who are relegated from the top-flight.

'I will be campaigning this autumn for us to bring this to court,' he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

'It's a good, strong case. I honestly feel that it's an illegal subsidy from the Premier League that distorts our competition so badly.'

Sheffield United, Watford and Charlton will benefit to the tune of 6.5m over the next two seasons if they do not make an immediate return to the Premiership.




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Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 8 2007

Time: 12:54PM

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he has got a point, but would he be complaining if Burnley went up and then came down ?
Eddie01
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08/08/2007 14:00:00

This is becoming a big issue now. I agree that the only people complaining are those who have not benefited, but if you're relegated you should take the consequences - not continue to rake in the Prem cash. About time that players took some of the financial pain and took a cut in salary if their team got relegated (it could be built into their contracts)
chrisb
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08/08/2007 14:22:00

Absolutely Agree That Parachute Money Should Be Discontinued. But To Take The Issue A Step Further The Whole Allocation Of Revenue Needs To Be Re-Examined To Make It Fairer For Clubs Ouitside Of The Prem......But Unfortunately The Irresponsible Football Authorities Do Everything They Can To Appease The So Called 'Big Clubs'.............
horseworrier
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08/08/2007 15:24:00

 

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