How much different is the cost of travel in the NPL between Whitby and Darlo when we were in there?liddle_4_ever wrote:I'm fully aware it's not a perfect solution, there isn't a silver bullet for this issue, but my idea is achievable and would have a positive impact.Darlogramps wrote:Bless, you're too thick to acknowledge the holes in your own ideas.liddle_4_ever wrote:
Well unless you can magic up some extra cash the only way of increasing fairness is changing the distribution of the current funding which has to result in some being better off and others being worse off than they currently are. There is no financial net gain but the increase in fairness and ability for clubs to move up through the league with reduced financial risk would add up to a gain for the sport.
There's nothing wrong with my XYZ example. It's ok Quakerz, you can admit you were wrong.
Once again, you continue to assume all clubs are funded to the same level, which they're not. It is not the case that remote clubs are poor and clubs in populated areas are rich because of geography.
Moreover, I don't see how taking money away from clubs increases fairness. Your poorly thought out idea would kill off a host of less well-off metropolitan clubs.
I think any plan which takes money away from clubs that need it most is a crackpot one and should be discarded.
One final flaw, surely only remote clubs would actually better off from this. Given the majority of clubs are from urban areas (the facts are all there on the FA's website), more clubs would be worse off, with only a handful better off.
I don't make any assumption for how clubs are funded. If that was taken into account for FA funding it would be a nightmare to manage and people would play the system.
"Moreover, I don't see how taking money away from clubs increases fairness."
Do you agree that a progressive taxation system, where those who earn the most pay a higher rate of tax, increases fairness? This works in a similar way, some are better off, others would be worse off, but overall fairness is increased.
"I think any plan which takes money away from clubs that need it most is a crackpot one and should be discarded."
I agree that an idea that takes money away from those who need it most would be a poor idea. My idea does the opposite, and gives extra money to those who's expenses associated with meeting their match obligations are higher.
"One final flaw, surely only remote clubs would actually better off from this."
Yes, that is the idea.
"Given the majority of clubs are from urban areas (the facts are all there on the FA's website), more clubs would be worse off, with only a handful better off."
It's not about urban or rural, it's about distance (yes there may be a correlation, before you jump in with that). A club could be in a city but have major travel costs (eg Exeter) where as a rural club in say the Midlands could have much shorter distances to travel over the season. Whether most would be better off of worse off would depend on the league each season. If most were to be worse off the load of supporting the more distant clubs would be spread across more clubs reducing the individual burden.
Ps I won't resort to petty insults, especially as I know how my intellect compares to most.
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Both teams will need a team coach to get to most games except for Darlo the trips aren't quite as long. The difference is mostly in time and maybe what £15-20 petrol? Most coaches are hired by the day so its usually a very similar cost whether your away game is Farsley Celtic or Marine.
The only edge say Stalybridge Celtic has is that they'd have maybe 2-3 away games where players would probably travel direct because they are so close. The overall saving isn't particularly big though when compared to a clubs overall costs including wages.
Yes these travel costs are quite a bit higher than playing in the NL but on the whole the travel budgets are probably closer than youd imagine. The problem in the North-East is that players can make a lot of money playing in the NL and 'being home for tea-time' which obviously makes life much harder for clubs with ambition in the region. This doesn't happen with any regularity in the NW/NE Counties.
As for the bold bit, the irony is hilarious.