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Who Really "Killed" Football?

With everyone banging on about how the Neymar transfer is the death of football, I want to argue that this is merely the final nail in the coffin rather than the actual cause of death...

So who really is to blame?


Chelsea

Obvious place to start. The first true sugardaddy club. This club is the one that believed in just buying whoever you want and no price was too high. Disgusting club that has a major part to play in the death of football.


Manchester United

Fergie always loved a good overspend and now with Jose (see Chelsea) at the helm Man United have just turned football into a joke with their signings. £90m for French Papa Bouba Diop aka Pogba was the first of the true disgustingly overpriced transfers.


Manchester City

See Chelsea but even worse. Didn't start the trend though.


Liverpool

Probably the worst club for inflating British players. £35m for Andy Carroll is an example. Manchester United also to blame for this.


Honorable Mentions

Barca, Real Madrid, Sky Sports, Arabs.


Discuss?




posted on 3/8/17

Have you finished wiping Meltons bottom yet? It must be cleaner than a surgeons scarpel

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It isn't Meltons fault that he is a reasonable City fan as opposed to a sad and bitter old scrote like yourself.

posted on 3/8/17

Melton thinks you're a total Kunnt, he's just too polite to mention it

posted on 3/8/17

I blame Henry Norris, not content with playing in front of 500 people and a duck called Cecil in the playing fields of Plumstead, he had to move his two bob team onto some one else's patch to generate a bit of support.

Not content with that he had to cheat his way into the league at the expense of his new neighbours (No wonder they hate them so much).

Le Ar$e, disgusting club - Just a glorified MK Dons!

comment by Bestie (U1113)

posted on 3/8/17

comment by Barrytard (U19119)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 10 minutes ago
Baz

None of those links say that you are picking up their tabs.


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Well, it's not much of a leap to say that the money from these corps and clubs would significantly boost coffers, so they wouldn't need to tax us so much.
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Despite the Neymar developments, football remains small business compared to the behemoths - off the top of my head, Amazon's value roughly = 400 Arsenal's, for example. Corporation tax is levied after expenses and not too many prem clubs are profitable anyway. Difference that clubs would make to tax revenues is actually minimal. Player wages, tax on merchandise and TV licenses etc probably dwarves it. Far more of a problem is multi-billion pound financial institutions evading tax.

comment by Scarf (U21116)

posted on 3/8/17

Arsenal killed football. They were the Bank of England Club that broke all the rules, broke all the transfer records and paid 20/30 times what the competitors were paying for their Manager and some of the players.

All that after moving the Club lock stock and barrel to another area.

posted on 3/8/17

comment by Bestie (U1113)
posted 22 minutes ago
comment by Barrytard (U19119)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 10 minutes ago
Baz

None of those links say that you are picking up their tabs.


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Well, it's not much of a leap to say that the money from these corps and clubs would significantly boost coffers, so they wouldn't need to tax us so much.
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Despite the Neymar developments, football remains small business compared to the behemoths - off the top of my head, Amazon's value roughly = 400 Arsenal's, for example. Corporation tax is levied after expenses and not too many prem clubs are profitable anyway. Difference that clubs would make to tax revenues is actually minimal. Player wages, tax on merchandise and TV licenses etc probably dwarves it. Far more of a problem is multi-billion pound financial institutions evading tax.
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Which is why I mentioned corps in my post. Football is one part of it, and should be stopped, as plenty of money comes in, but the corps need to start paying too.

posted on 4/8/17

Not read the comments yet, sure it's been said, but good article

Never heard him called the French Bouba Diop

posted on 4/8/17

comment by IvanGolacIsMagic (U5291)
posted 14 hours, 3 minutes ago
comment by Greatteamswinit4times- a terrible enemy (U6008)
posted 34 seconds ago
But the money is only going to the elite.

We've entered the era of the Superclub.

The rest of football is being left by the wayside.

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You've got league 1 players on 12k a week. There clearly is money filtering down. Championship clubs are spending 10 million plus on players on a semi regular basis.
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Possibly in the bigger leagues.

Which means that league one teams in England can now spend much more money on wages than teams from Scotland, or Poland, or Sweden, and many other European countries. Which means that we're losing our best players to league one teams.

And then of course we have English teams swallowing up our best youth prospects. In the last couple of years my team, Dundee United, have lost a 16 year old to Southampton and a 17 year old to Stoke. Both were Scottish youth caps. Both would have probably been first team regulars this season.

This money isn't filtering everywhere.
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Prem money isn't filtering into Scotland?

posted on 4/8/17

comment by Boris 'Inky' Gibson (U5901)
posted 19 hours, 54 minutes ago

Melton thinks you're a total Kunnt, he's just too polite to mention it

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I very much doubt that Melton would want an odious little oik like you talking on his behalf.

posted on 4/8/17

comment by Boris 'Inky' Gibson (U5901)
posted 21 hours, 23 minutes ago
Melton thinks you're a total Kunnt, he's just too polite to mention it
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Foul mouthed LQ. Time for you to take your medications!

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