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Football League financial fair play regulations to be reviewed
Updated 5:01pm Friday 14th March 2014 in Sport
PRESSURE is growing on the Football League to change its incoming financial fair play rules - in a move that could have a knock-on effect for Blackburn Rovers.
FFP rules were agreed in 2012 that will see clubs face transfer embargoes if they post significant financial losses in their annual accounts.
Rovers managing director Derek Shaw has previously admitted that the club face a real challenge to fall in line by the time the rules come into force in January.
But several Championship clubs have threatened legal action against the Football League.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has now revealed that they are in talks with the Football League to change the rules, wary of major issues for sides promoted to or relegated from the top flight.
Scudamore told Press Association Sport: “I think the Championship clubs and the Football League themselves are taking a long hard look at what they have done with their own rules.
”Obviously we have some concerns but these are concerns we expressed at the time when they introduced them.
”We thought the transition between leagues is going to be very difficult and I think there is a mood certainly around our clubs and I think with (Football League chief executive) Shaun Harvey and the board of the Football League to sit around in a room and see if we can actually come up with something that makes that transition more manageable.”
Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey, who was not in the post when FFP was agreed in 2012, confirmed a review of the rules taking into account “football’s financial landscape” was now under way.
Harvey said: “As was envisaged at the outset, the Football League is currently reviewing the Championship’s FFP rules following two years of financial returns by clubs under these regulations."
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