The Football League Paper - - GRAHAM WESTLEY -

AT the end of a sea­son it is easy to iden­tify ques­tions that could and prob­a­bly should be asked.

They are: 1.Why do we mess about so much with post­pone­ments in poor weather? Why can’t we sim­plify and make much ear­lier de­ci­sions to avoid mess­ing ev­ery­body around?

2.Why are UEFA de­lay­ing the in­evitable in­tro­duc­tion of tech­no­log­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion by the fourth of­fi­cial? Why get things wrong that we could get right.

3.Why are clubs al­lowed to use so many loan play­ers? Loans can de­stroy a club’s iden­tity.

4.What on earth is the point of a trans­fer win­dow? It just hurts small clubs.

5.Why do we al­low fix­ture pile ups to­wards the end of a sea­son when games could be played in bet­ter weather at the start of the sea­son?

6.Why do we keep talk­ing about a mid-sea­son break when we all know that our bad weather hap­pens some­where in Dec-Feb and you could never co­in­cide the break with the bad weather. Imag­ine a two-week break fol­lowed by 10 days of snow......

7.Why do we tol­er­ate play­ers who are un­der con­tract and who ‘de­mand’ moves? Ev­ery sea­son there is a scene some­where. If club X wants a con­tracted player from club Y, they should log a bid and re­spect the an­swer. No me­dia bait- ing of fans. No se­duc­tion of the player. Buy him and sat­isfy his club or don’t mess about.

I guess we need these de­bates and sit­u­a­tions to bub­ble around to help us all to wind our way through a sea­son?! But I’d love to see some of them an­swered. Foot­ball will al­ways gen­er­ate talk­ing points. I’d just love to hear some new ones.

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