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FAO Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside

FAO Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside

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Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside needs to wake up and smell the coffee if he really thinks the Premier League should cap player's wages or abandon relegation.

Phil Gartside feels the joint move would make the top flight more competitive but also safeguard clubs who may be tempted to overstretch themselves financially in a bid to avoid the dreaded drop.

Mark Hughes spoke out earlier today and pooh-poohed the idea...

I don't think it [the salary cap] will happen - I think it would be against European rules.'

'There are a lot of discussions that go on at Premier League chairmen level; but how realistic they really are I don't know.'


Sparky continued...

'With regard to stopping relegation; I think he [Gartside] is just trying to protect his club's position. I don't think that is going to happen either.'

Phil Gartside

He joined the board of Bolton Wanderers Football Club in April 1989, having been a fan of the club since his days as a pupil at Leigh Grammar School. He became chairman of Bolton in October 1999.

He is a Football Association Board Member and an executive director of the new Wembley Stadium.

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Friday October 31 2008
Time: 1:30PM

Comments

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This comes from a man who has average players on ridiculous wages (Kevin Nolan on £45k a week for example!). A complete plonker!
oliverblue
31/10/2008 13:48:00
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I suppose he's thinking about his own interests. Mind you, if teams go down to the Championship don't they receive parachute payments for up to three years should they fail to bounce back?
Tudor
31/10/2008 14:46:00
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Yes but there would be no need for such payments if they implemented his ideas.
Buzz Lightyear
31/10/2008 14:59:00
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hmm if the PL does that...i wonder if top players will leave for spanish or italian league???
ArabianKnight
31/10/2008 15:01:00
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without a doubt they all would......including the top class English players.....it would kill the premier league.......
lincolnblue
31/10/2008 16:25:00
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OK so say they didn't cap the wages but implemented the other stuff, I still think we would have a better league and a better international team
Buzz Lightyear
31/10/2008 16:50:00
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Any change would not be before next season at the earliest, when Bolton may well be in the Championship! talk about shoot yourself in the foot!!
Ghost of 76
31/10/2008 18:47:00
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