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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/11/08/everton-banned-signing-players-aged-10-18-two-years-tapping/

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Everton have been handed a two-year academy transfer ban after being found guilty of breaking Premier League tapping-up rules.

Telegraph Sport can reveal the Merseyside club have also been fined following an inquiry prompted by allegations over their pursuit of a schoolboy who now plays for Manchester United.

 

At least one journalist says the fine was £500k.

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agreed @Shukes.  I wonder if this is why the american guy in charge of the academy stepped down?  in any event, Brands had a successful academy at PSV i expect him to clean up the corruption in ours and get decent people working in there who will do the right thing and get the players growing technically.  let's hope this is a watershed moment that brings our academy up a notch.

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2 hours ago, Cornish Steve said:

The academy would appear to be a major plank in Brands' platform, so he will not be pleased. Still, it gives local lads the chance the shine.

We can still sign youngsters from other countries, which would be more Brands’ style anyway. 

33 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

Our fine is five times that of the Shite’s, and I doubt we’ll get our second year suspended for three years like they did.

We have been punished more heavily and that’s because it’s not just over one player. We’ve done it with a few and admitted to them all. 

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45 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

We have been punished more heavily and that’s because it’s not just over one player. We’ve done it with a few and admitted to them all. 

So they investigated us more intensely and then we admitted wrongdoing rather than fighting it as the Shite did, and therefore we suffer greater consequences.

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2 hours ago, nyblue23 said:

So they investigated us more intensely and then we admitted wrongdoing rather than fighting it as the Shite did, and therefore we suffer greater consequences.

Yes.

Thats what makes us who we are. Everyone makes mistakes... 

Lions stand up and accept it and take responsibility.

Pussy cats growl and scream their innocence. 

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6 hours ago, Shukes said:

Yes.

Thats what makes us who we are. Everyone makes mistakes... 

Lions stand up and accept it and take responsibility.

Pussy cats growl and scream their innocence. 

That’s all fine and well, but the authorities should rule exactly the opposite as they have in those situations. That’s how legal proceedings work... you admit your guilt, you take a plea deal, and you’re better off for it. You cry innocence, are proven guilty, and you get fucked.

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8 hours ago, Finn balor said:

There will be ways around it. We will get a feeder club to buy them and pay the wages 

There is no reason to worry for this exact reason, when Barcelona were handed a transfer ban they signed Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan, having them at training as normal but unable to register them officially as they were banned. It'll be the exact same here, we will just have our kids on trials for two years if needed before actually signing them up to each age category. 

If we are banned for adding new youngsters full stop (i.e. - banned from trials etc) then we'll get a feeder club to do the job instead. Look at Manchester City with New York and Melbourne, there's nothing stopping us from signing an agreement with Tranmere for example and using them as our off-site academy. 

A bit of a pain and not the best news in the world but I'd be surprised if this affects the academy process in any way. 

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