Not sure England would learn much, at least not in the short term. Mindset about achieving and maintaining success is too different and many Premier League owners are not British or UK based, they would always look for loopholes if guidelines were considered too restrictive to achieving quick success. Government would have tuh get involved to ensure changes (mentioned by the writer) were enforced and adhered to in the longterm. Sadly government involvement in the UK means changes will not happen 'quickly'
Ah doh want tuh write an essay on this but, Ah been out here for 6 months now and would say the system used in Germany was a 'no-brainer' and pretty easy to enforce due to the different financial culture here too the UK. Priceing of tickets, food and concessions at games seems to me to have much more uniformity here than in the UK but that is more to do with their mindset like the article says in relation tuh the cost of living here. Is not cheap tuh live in Germany (which is the biggest myth the UK have - IMHO - about this country) and I think that is why the locals (and therefore the Fans) simply have ah more prudent mindset. They doh like creditcard much either, which cyah be ah bad ting. If it too expensive, they doh buy it. UK Fan will buy season ticket and go into debt just to keep it. Clubs know this and exploit. Though is cheaper to live in the UK, trust me it is, what peps consider essential purchases in the UK and the lengths they are willing to go tuh get these things is quite different to Germans. If the lowest willing to be wasteful yuh cyah be critical of the cash cow!
Ah was at a Reading game last season when they was in the championship and was out of pocket by £55 (snack/drink, programme & ticket) at the end, and ah had a discounted ticket!, Forest was £20 more and they was in the same league! Ah doh understand how man who on the breadline could go games 4-5 times ah month with them prices! forget them fella's who does go European games. Went to ah Dortmund game before christmas, did the same and spent 39 Euro and that by my reckoning shows ah pay double to see a league club a tier lower. Doh know what it costs to see Reading now they in the Premiership.
Ah think, because of the fans mindset here clubs and the governing body were forced to have a more realistic view of the whole package to ensure sustainability. There aint really any 'sugar-daddies' willing to splurge on ah whim like in the UK. Clubs never seemed tuh change hands as frequently either, so they never really reach the stage of the UK where there is almost an expectation that 'doh worry, we go get bail out by some rich person if we get in financial difficulty'.
Is ah good example tuh follow, but ah doubt most if any of the premier league clubs or even many lower league clubs with big aspirations go follow a system based on the the german method with any heavy longterm commitment (unless forced too).