14th May 2019 at 6:54 pm #40846
It’s not going tribal nine. You made a point. I don’t agree with it. That’s all mate14th May 2019 at 6:55 pm #40847
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant314 pts
Well, I won’t be on here reading the “love-in” that I sure will be occurring… too many honry Ewok’s!14th May 2019 at 7:07 pm #40848
No idea what your going on about Chucky lol
Spurs win and it be a spurs love in my son14th May 2019 at 7:44 pm #40851
Nine just because you dont like what I said doesn’t mean something has gone tribal. Yes Liverpool probably did spend more than others 40 odd years ago, Man Utd then outspent everyone 20 years ago. Blackburn came and disappeared in a flash but have their trophy to show for it despite being a very small club. They were in a false position. Chelsea came in and blew everyone out of the water and yes elevated them into the elite bracket. At the time Man Utd were still a powerhouse in the transfer market but Chelsea were a completely different level.
FFP is too little too late. If City have breached the rules then hit them hard although I cant see it happening or making much difference. They’ll find other ways to stay out in front.
My opinion, without wanting to sound tribal or upset anyone, is that strict spending rules should of been implemented long ago before Chelsea and City could buy their way to recent success. It’s more a reflection of the game today than a dig at those clubs.14th May 2019 at 8:01 pm #40852
There needs to be strict limits in:
– Transfer Value
– Number of players that are high in Transfers and Wages
This to encourage more youth to break into the First Team and a squad that is developed more organically.14th May 2019 at 8:01 pm #40853
nine nine nineModerator545 pts
“Haha Nine I knew that paragraph would get a reaction from you! Yeah you make a fair point, it has always happened.”
Football Clubs have always tried to buy their way to success through the ages and it didn’t just start with Chelsea and City or even Blackburn Rovers!14th May 2019 at 8:04 pm #40854
City and Chelsea brought it to an extreme level and nothing compares to it14th May 2019 at 8:18 pm #40855
Will be hilarious to see the reactions on Arse fan TV were the Spuds to win the CL.Buffy will go really naughty & declare war on the living & vampires,kill Angel,fight Willow,and destroy Sunnydale.14th May 2019 at 8:21 pm #4085614th May 2019 at 8:26 pm #40858
Very true Mav me aul Mucker14th May 2019 at 8:27 pm #40859
9 I don’t think anyone denying the clubs that spend the most over the years have had success, I think the point Threeps & Sean is making is the levels city & chelsea took it to. I mean weren’t chelsea looking at going into administration or at least struggling badly, then along comes Roman & next thing they have bought pretty much the best players on the market with way inflated prices that no one else could get near. Same with city, it wasn’t just a gradual build up of players it was no limit spending for consecutive seasons that got those clubs so far ahead of everyone else. For whatever reason chelsea have slipped off the pace but city remain ahead of everyone else.
Threeps makes what I think is a pretty valid point in that FFP came in too late, city & chelsea had built squads no one can compete with & now with FFP no one can spend similar insane money so it’s a slow catch up. Liverpool have indeed spent massive money but also made good money on sales, selling our best player to fund a couple of excellent buys, hence pushing city all the way this season. Problem is city will now buy another couple of world class players & will keep them ahead of everyone else for the foreseeable future, their squad is just to big to compete with & Liverpool can’t afford to spend massive every season so we will stay just a step behind. The team I’m most impressed with is spurs, to be a solid 3rd in the EPL & in the C/L final whilst spending f all in comparison to rivals is a massive achievement. I just hope they don’t jump that last hurdle & win it, which I have a gut feeling they just might do.
Anyway that’s my 2 bobs worth, I think we all should just agree to disagree on this subject as it appears to me we are going round in circles.14th May 2019 at 8:28 pm #40860
OzParticipant36 pts14th May 2019 at 8:28 pm #40861
Even Everton should have done better this year,considering how much they have spent!14th May 2019 at 8:30 pm #40862
900,000 from Watford in 1987 was definitely money spent wisely 😀 😛14th May 2019 at 8:33 pm #40863
Kylie x2- United should be banned from buying,playing in Europe,and should be playing their home games behind the closed doors.
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