The ArgusOscar: Premier League dropouts have big advantage for run-in (From The Argus)

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Oscar: Premier League dropouts have big advantage for run-in

The Argus: Oscar Garcia and Albion are taking on former Premier League clubs such as Uwe Rosler's Wigan Oscar Garcia and Albion are taking on former Premier League clubs such as Uwe Rosler's Wigan

Albion boss Oscar Garcia believes clubs relegated from the Premier League have a big squad advantage at the business end of the season.

Today’s visitors Reading, recent Amex winners Wigan and Tuesday’s opponents Queens Park Rangers are all in the top seven, vying for an immediate return to the Premier League.

Oscar, whose team are tucked behind Reading in eighth, said: “I think it’s a big advantage for them but in 90 minutes in one game anything can happen. We will try to be at our best and compete with these strong teams and try to win.

“At this time the teams that have strength in depth have an advantage but we have the squad we have and we will try to use all the players. My concern is to have all the players fit enough to play and then we can choose the best eleven.”

A thigh injury has ruled Andrea Orlandi out of Royals’ visit. Fellow central midfielder Dale Stephens is also expected to be out with a foot problem and Rohan Ince is not 100% after ankle trouble. Jake Forster-Caskey could start.

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8:30am Sat 8 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

We will need to score at least twice in my opinion in the next two games, as for advantage, applying pressure to Reading and Qpr can be done by beating them , it's time for Buckley to step up this season,
Going to be a great game in prospect, weather is perfect and 28500 ish I would think?
We will need to score at least twice in my opinion in the next two games, as for advantage, applying pressure to Reading and Qpr can be done by beating them , it's time for Buckley to step up this season, Going to be a great game in prospect, weather is perfect and 28500 ish I would think? mark by the sea
  • Score: 6

8:56am Sat 8 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

mark by the sea wrote:
We will need to score at least twice in my opinion in the next two games, as for advantage, applying pressure to Reading and Qpr can be done by beating them , it's time for Buckley to step up this season, Going to be a great game in prospect, weather is perfect and 28500 ish I would think?
Yup. Buckers, your time is now! I reckon our biggest crowd today.

2-1 win....come on!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: We will need to score at least twice in my opinion in the next two games, as for advantage, applying pressure to Reading and Qpr can be done by beating them , it's time for Buckley to step up this season, Going to be a great game in prospect, weather is perfect and 28500 ish I would think?[/p][/quote]Yup. Buckers, your time is now! I reckon our biggest crowd today. 2-1 win....come on! Captain Haddock
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9:00am Sat 8 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

They have an advantage this season cos they are also not complying with ffp; I think they should rename ffs.
If we do not go up this season the there could be a bucket full of pl ready players that we can pick up to strengthen; thats only if the ffp rules sre applied as these clubs will need to reduce their debts considerably.
Next 2 games are big wins for us and will place us nicely with the final run in.
They have an advantage this season cos they are also not complying with ffp; I think they should rename ffs. If we do not go up this season the there could be a bucket full of pl ready players that we can pick up to strengthen; thats only if the ffp rules sre applied as these clubs will need to reduce their debts considerably. Next 2 games are big wins for us and will place us nicely with the final run in. bbb1969
  • Score: 2

9:52am Sat 8 Mar 14

Clean Sheet says...

Yes, the parachute payment system dictates a non level playing field in the Champ, and we know what Leicester have been spending recently, so Brighton is doing really well to compete at this level.
Come on Seagulls, let's push on for that play off place, and complete the job.
Yes, the parachute payment system dictates a non level playing field in the Champ, and we know what Leicester have been spending recently, so Brighton is doing really well to compete at this level. Come on Seagulls, let's push on for that play off place, and complete the job. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 1

2:02pm Sat 8 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Like most I can see what appears to be a somewhat unfair financial advantage regarding parachute payments, but I can't see an alternative tot hem, they are a required evil.

Clubs go into debt when getting promoted, contracts cost more in terms of wages and transfer fees are higher, and the sale of players after relegation often attracts a lower sale price. Perhaps the right way to go is a one off payment at a lower total figure, give the relegated clubs the chance to pay off debts and sell their big wage earners. I don't see why the payments need to run over more than one season.
Like most I can see what appears to be a somewhat unfair financial advantage regarding parachute payments, but I can't see an alternative tot hem, they are a required evil. Clubs go into debt when getting promoted, contracts cost more in terms of wages and transfer fees are higher, and the sale of players after relegation often attracts a lower sale price. Perhaps the right way to go is a one off payment at a lower total figure, give the relegated clubs the chance to pay off debts and sell their big wage earners. I don't see why the payments need to run over more than one season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Neville says...

My argument re parachute payments is why are they for 3 seasons,players in clubs that are promoted are not all,if any on 3 year contracts,most will be halfway through contracts or similar. Any new players for the premiership after promotion do not have to be offered 3 year deals.If EUFA are serious about reducing club deficits then they should certainly be looking at this inflationary and unfair system and not just FFP.
My argument re parachute payments is why are they for 3 seasons,players in clubs that are promoted are not all,if any on 3 year contracts,most will be halfway through contracts or similar. Any new players for the premiership after promotion do not have to be offered 3 year deals.If EUFA are serious about reducing club deficits then they should certainly be looking at this inflationary and unfair system and not just FFP. Neville
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