Research disputes Premier League's defence of parachute payments: Distort competitiveness and contribute to Championship unsustainability

11 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images Parachute payments force clubs not in receipt of them to spend far beyond their means in order to compete with those that are.

Clubs with parachute payments are twice as likely to be promoted to the Premier League, research shows.

Parachute payments force clubs not in receipt of them to spend far beyond their means in order to compete with those that are.

Without the metaphorical safety net, clubs would be more responsible when negotiating player contracts, contributing to an overall more sustainable league.

EFL chairman Rick Parry's recent crusade against parachute payments reveals a regulator in the grips of its power-hungry Championship members.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

EFL chairman Rick Parry's goal is clear. Having described the heavily contested parachute payments as "an evil that needs to be eradicated", he has embarked on a journey where Parry in no doubt will be met with fierce opposition – in particular from within his own ranks. 

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