Those posts reference the UEFA/FIFA rules which state as a qualifierGuys. Previous posts 4915 to 4917 under Ollie Watkins thread appear to indicate a solidarity payment IS due.
Is this any use Martin, a little light reading (only had it for safeguarding and pfa safety net)I could be wrong, but my understanding of the FIFA regulations covering solidarity payments is that they apply to "cross boarder" transfers only. If that is the case then we are not entitled to anything from Villa. Hope I am wrong here
Sadly just found this https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/a-guide-to-training-compensation-and-solidarity-payments-in-football which appears to corroborate that Solidarity Payment NOT applicable.
Not sure why clubs employ a goalkeeping coach, the goalkeeper has one job, to keep the ball out of the net, i can tell them that free of chargeFirstly, the trust should stop giving the club money every month. Then, the club can pay the trust back all (or some) of the huge anount they've "loaned" to the club over the years. Then, with the money in the trust coffers, The Trust can could look at supporting an infrastructure project or long term project for the club with it.
1) Training facility & academy upgrades
2) Ground upgrades
Also, look to re-employ a GK coach - seems wrong not to have one.