OK, so it won’t hurt quite like George Foreman in his prime but after over two years of discussions, Financial Fair Play finally arrives packing a punch.
Though sanctions don’t arrive until the 2014/15 campaign, clubs in the second tier and below have been warned. Failure to adhere to the League’s strict framework can result in consequences ranging from transfer embargoes to heavy financial penalties.
It is not a test to trick clubs, nor is it designed to catch them out. Simply, the Football League doesn’t want another Portsmouth on its hands.