This is a new one on me, but Birmingham Live are reporting that Uefa are about to drop FFP and replace it with another scheme, which will give clubs a lot more financial freedom.
This is fantastic news for Aston Villa, because with the club having some of the wealthiest owners in the game, it will at least leave us free to not have to worry about what we spend so much.
Of course it also means some of the other bigger clubs will also be able to spend more freely, but it should still leave us with a fair advantage over most other clubs.
That’s if our owners are inclined to spend, of course, but there’s no reason to think they wouldn’t want to try and push on.
There is a cautionary side to this news that concerns me somewhat though.
While I’ve never been keen on FFP because it disadvantages some clubs like ours, so I’ve also no doubt whatsoever that it has also at least slowed the spending of some clubs that couldn’t afford it.
Well, I say that, but clubs like Bury and Macclesfield have still gone bump, haven’t they?
I’m not exactly sure what caused their woes, but no doubt whichever way you cut it, they spent way more than they could afford.
Hmm, okay, let’s say I hope it stopped some clubs overspending.
Nothing’s been explained yet and there’s plenty of room for us to have been misled and Eufa end up just tweaking things, but in our case if they do massively loosen their hold on our purse-strings, this is great news.
What price was Aguero again?