Cheers Machine, a good read.
Like it or hate it, Money will be the downfall of a top flight club,Simple physics dictates that a bubble can only stretch so far before it pops. Rangers are north of the border, but if they can fold.........
Over inflated wages will blow the game apart. Look at David Silva, new deal, £200,000 a week.
I don't blame him, if a club will pay such over inflated money, who's the mug? They slated Joby MacAnuff recently when he criticised "out pricing" of families at games
Take my brother in law, 51yrs old, worked since 16yrs old, never out of a job, never claimed benefits. Comes down with Epilepsy, loses his driving job, now on £22.00 a week, yes £22, because his wife works 20hrs and the Government say "live on that and do voluntary work until you are well enough to get a job" Insulting or what?
The personal touch from a club goes along way, no matter the subject. I recently contacted Old Trafford and The Etihad on a subject, by e-mail.
United, replied in person in less than a day. City, an automated response, no reply to date, that doesn't bode well in endearing the fans. Then again they probably receive umpteen dozen mails a day from unknowns like me.(See. I'm even defending them).
How did you get on without seeing City? I only ask since you obviously followed them all your life prior to walking away. I know the country is full of fans of the game like yourself and I suspect there will be more. Their clubs need not worry though, the glory hunters will glady fill the void and pay those rediculous prices for shirts, tops, joggers, anything the clubs produces.
And another thing,why the need to change strips each season? Can someone just explain where I have gone wrong on this issue? is it me or what?
Sadly, love it or loathe it,mega money is here to stay, we are all faced with two options:
(1) You either try to keep up with the cash flow, or
(2) You look deep into your soul and ask "Is this real football?"
Everybody knows what is happening and thankfully, they have the freedom of choice.I will never knock that.
Clubs like MRFC are the foundation stones of the game, some followers will say "a bit old hat nowadays", but this is where football started and is in reality, the true essence of the game, "Run by the people, for the people" .
Long my they reign.
From Mayo I say:
"Play Up You BLUES!!"