Can EFL football survive?

Although, like most Charlton supporters, we are largely preoccupied at present by the alarming events unfolding at our club we are of course also only too aware of the real threat that the Covid19 crisis poses to professional football all over the world.

The Guardian has this week printed three interesting articles looking at the bigger picture for the EFL

  1. Mark Palios (Tranmere Chairman) stresses the need for player wage deductions, salary caps and an independent regulator:

2. Darragh Macanthony (Peterborough owner) promotes the idea of factoring future income into a fund to survive the short term, followed by measures such a salary caps, smaller squads, and changes to the loans system to adapt to the subsequently reduced funds.

3. Paul McInnes reports on EFL Chairman Rick Parry's appearance in front of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee yesterday in which he said that parachute payments are "an evil that must be eradicated". He called for "a complete reset" of the way football is run including the introduction of salary caps and cost control.