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Chas Roy-Choudhury, of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, said: "He administered the final cut to the allowance but it had been withering on the vine for some time.
You have an industry dying and withering on the vine and the first attempt to try to change the law is to do nothing.
And Adkins believes the latest boy wonder to roll off the Saints conveyor belt after Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale will mature quicker on the South Coast than withering on the vine at a top club.