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    Next Change for Season 16 is for U23s. Admin have agreed that the rating of the players in U23s will be raised from 23 to 24. This means they will not be promoted two seniors until they reach a 25 rating. Please note this is for players aged 23 or less. The rule on over aged or over rated players remains at 2 and the staring line up (442) rule still applies that no player who would make the starting line up in the senior team on a 442 formation can be in U23s. The rule has changed due to concerns raised by managers over players rated 24 promoted to senior teams and sat not playing in senior squads.
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    Norwich City are now done and upto date. Jumped ahead to do this as it was a quick one.
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    In all seriousness I think it will be hard for me to catch you I am 8pts back with 6 games left I have to win 3 more than you and that's without the teams in between. You are safe from me it's those closer who stand the best chance but have to say you have done a sterling job this season so far with your U23's in the league.
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    Been thinking about this for a while - not sure about your measures. However one thing that I think could be fixed quite easily is stadium capacity and gate receipts. (I can't do tables so please bear with me) Current Premiership Table: 1st - Liverpool - Stadium 75,000 - Total Gate Receipts for season 33,000,000 2nd - Man Utd - 74,994 - 32,997,360 3rd - Everton - 66,499 - 29,259,560 4th - Aston Villa - 47,500 - 20,900,000 5th - Preston - 59,500 - 26,180,000 6th - Stoke - 40,000 - 17,600,000 7th - Leicester - 49,500 - 21,780,000 8th - West Ham - 60,000 - 26,400,000 9th - Watford - 41,562 - 18,287,280 10th - Tottenham - 62,062 - 27,307,280 11th - Chelsea - 48,600 - 21,384,000 12th - Wolves - 40,264 - 17,716,160 As you can see, the 3 teams with the best stadium capacities are sitting in the top 3. Over the course of the season, these 3 teams will generate in excess of 10,000,000+ than my team in Watford. In fact, Watford have the 3rd worst stadium capacity for the league. Couple this reduced income with reduced prize money for a lower placed finish and Watford will be in a position of serious disadvantage especially as these discrepancies will only increase in time. As you would expect, the same thing plays out in Division 1: Current Division 1 Table: 1 - Burnley - 59,000 - 22,715,000 2 - Arsenal - 60,260 - 23,200,100 3 - Newcastle - 82,550 - 31,781,750 4 - Crystal Palace - 41,264 - 15,886,640 5 - Bournemouth - 41,124 - 15,832,740 6 - Southampton - 41,534 - 15,990,590 7 - QPR - 41,021 - 15,793,085 8 - Man City - 61,000 - 23,485,000 9 - Derby - 40,264 - 15,501,640 10 - Leeds - 41,467 - 15,964,795 11 - Sheffield - 41,012 - 15,789,620 12 - Norwich - 41,503 - 15,978,655 3 of the 4 teams with the highest stadium capacity occupy the top 3 positions. Arsenal, Newcastle and Crystal Palace were all relegated last season and unsurprisingly occupy top positions. Burnley were relegated the season before but have benefited from consistent management this season. Having ex-Premiership level squads coupled with increased revenue will ensure that these teams quickly bounce back up. The smaller teams from about 5th downwards will always struggle as they will struggle to generate the necessary revenue to compete with the teams that are relegated. I have only been playing since season 11 when Watford were re-introduced into the game but there has never been an opportunity to increase stadium capacity or ticket prices. It was mentioned as a possibility in season 12 (I think) but nothing came of it. I don't know what the best solution may be though there are several I can think of: 1) Standardise all stadiums so each team generates the same revenue 2) Remove gate receipts as a function of the game 3) Do nothing and leave as is 4) Allow teams to increase/decrease stadiums uncapped 5) Allow teams to increase/decrease stadiums with caps 6) Allow managers to set their own ticket prices I'm sure there are other solutions that I haven't thought of. Again as I mentioned above, I don't know what the best solution will be, but I feel that solving this issue will be a big step in equalising teams and reducing the gap.
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