Thursday, February 29

Mérida does not vote what the Federation wants


Roman Stadium of Merida. / J.M. Rosemary

First RFEF

Along with 17 other clubs in the category, the Meritenses disagree on three points of the new competition management model: collective bargaining, sports arbitration and assignment of advertising

PR Merida

Mérida is one of the 21 clubs in the category that refuses to vote on the proposals of the Spanish Football Federation to reorganize the First RFEF starting next season. 18 of the 40 clubs that make it up yesterday signed the letter addressed to Javier Vich, director of the category, including Mérida. And there are three other clubs, according to those interested, who have not signed the letter but who agree with the requests.

This Friday was the last day granted by the RFEF to vote for the two management models put on the table two weeks ago by the federative entity itself in the meeting they held in Las Rozas with all the clubs in the category. Option A would extend the control system for this season, but there would be no financial aid to the clubs from the RFEF itself; In option B, on the other hand, there would be financial aid from the Federation but the RFEF itself would increase its control and power over the competition (so that what happened in August with the Dux Internacional does not happen again) and would participate in the transfer of the advertising assets of the clubs, under threat of expulsion in the case of not complying with these commitments. For Model B to come out, which is what the RFEF wants, all the clubs should vote for it. If only one was against it, Model A would apply.

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Well, 21 clubs, including Mérida, do not agree with the threats and denounce in the letter grievances in their proposal to improve the management and exploitation of the category. First: the clubs do not want the RFEF to be present in the negotiation of the collective agreement with the soccer unions, even under the umbrella of coordination or mediation, because it would be unconstitutional. Collective bargaining corresponds to companies, clubs and workers according to article 37 of the Constitution.

Second: the clubs do not agree that they cannot appeal disciplinary decisions to other jurisdictions authorized by the legal system. The Federation wants the clubs to appeal to an arbitration body, “surely controlled by the Federation itself,” the clubs slide. They would have less rights there than other clubs in other divisions when it comes to making certain appeals.

And third, and most important: they are against being prohibited from carrying out joint actions for the commercialization of any club asset, through sponsorships or television rights. In Model B proposed by the RFEF, this sale of assets is conditioned on the direct intervention of the Federation, without defining what is meant by assets linked or related to the category. Comparative tort with subsidiaries, for example, which would be consented to without any limitation.

The clubs remember that the RFEF has already tried to include these three impositions in the federative regulations and that they were rejected by the Higher Sports Council. Of course, the 18 signatory clubs agree to implement economic control for the proper development of the competition, but they do not agree with the formal and material obligations of the control system, apart from the lack of depth and specificity in the explanations of the measures. . They demand more details of the control so as not to fall into the errors of the two years of life of the category.

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Without Kamal or Acosta against Sanse

Juanma Barrero will be able to count on all his troops to receive Sanse at the Romano this Sunday (6:00 p.m.)… except for the two footballers who best fit the ‘5’ position. Acosta is penalized for accumulating yellow cards and Kamal, who was already high last day after three months injured, has felt discomfort during the week and the coaching staff has decided not to risk it. “Bonaque, Dani Lorenzo, Ben Hamed and even Busi can play there. We have tested everyone and we will see what decision we make, ”the Mérida coach clarified in the preview.

Yes, he will return, two months later, Nando Copete, «whose problem is no longer his knee but the rhythm of the competition. He has trained, he is fine, without discomfort in the turn… what happens is that he drowns when there are actions of efforts. It’s normal until I pick up the pace again,” said Juanma Barrero, who also spoke about the latest addition, David de la Víbora, which the club will announce next week when the fringes are signed: “Very young boy, in good condition, Intense, very fast, who can play as a winger or winger. We are already giving him information and we will see when he joins the mechanisms what performance we can get from him ».


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