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That is an interesting point, I sort of agree but there is an element of things always being the same, the Leeds side of the seventies spending more than other teams. Even our sixties side broke transfer records to remain at a competitive level.Pre Sky : Scholar (when football was down to natural progression)
Post Sky : Levy (you buy your sucess/trophies)
For me, two periods of football history that are not comparable, IMO
I agree, teams that get the better players seem to have more sucess in whatever era. I just feel then, the sucess was more of a natural progression. Whereas now the top few clubs buy the cream without having the necessary sucess. The Scum are a good examples of this.That is an interesting point, I sort of agree but there is an element of things always being the same, the Leeds side of the seventies spending more than other teams. Even our sixties side broke transfer records to remain at a competitive level.
I think the team that tends to spend the most money usually ends up being successful, that's just become more true over time. Some might say that the bigger landmark was the point where the wage cap on players was removed.
Sky is a contentious one, they funded league football to make it one of the most marketable domestic leagues in the world and the champions league something that all top European sides wanted .
I think football had been corrupted long before they came along. What they did though was change the focus of the top flight teams, who were lowered priority on all other competitions, the cup winners cup died a death, people still don't take the Europa League seriously, the League and FA Cup often sees weaker squads being played and this is because glory has been outweighed by money. That is down to Sky marketing their products so well and us for all buying in to it as much as the clubs have too.
Michael Carrick I miss you.People talk about how poor our defensive record is but i really cannot stress how important it is to bring in a designated sitting DM (with the ability to pass the ball). Benteleb is far better suited to the box to box role and Mason is good cover (but again he's a box to box player). We need DM...doesn't necessarily have to be the tough tackling DM type but one that is positionally very good, can read the game and can also pass the ball.
Yeah but the point being that people wanted us to spunk that on Bony in January when Benteke is the better footballerDuring his three years in the Premier League Benteke has scored 39 goals. Kane has scored 23 since last April. It's all fair telling everyone how much a player is worth is when he's on fire, but Benteke hasn't been like this all the time? Also, are we sure he can keep it going?
Decent player, but not sure he is worth the 30m Villa would want..