Elite Plans gone wrong or English football’s delusion

It is with seen with astonishment that many Football League clubs in England have agreed to the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) yesterday, which would leave many if not all clubs in League One and Two with less money for their talent if these youngsters are sold on and the whole Academy system is put in serious doubt as the smaller clubs will get significantly less remuneration for their efforts.

Simon Burnton in the Guardian provides an example from Leeds United. Their academy player Luke Garbutt was sold to Everton in 2009 for

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