Registered On: December 23, 2013
I agree with many of your points Mick but do you really think it’s ok that a country with almost bottomless pockets can just buy a club and hoover up trophies?
we know he is Royalty, but it has nothing to do with the running of his country
Why do you say that? The ruler of the country is the brother of the person named as the owner of City.
Barcelona & Real Madrid, for all their faults, are member-run clubs. Their fans vote for their presidents. Bayern are majority fan-owned, even if like most other massive clubs they have some dubious sponsorship. I don’t get how you can say City are “debt free” when Abu Dhabi can just write them a cheque for “sponsorship”. Etihad is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. It’s not like being sponsored by Brother printers anymore!
But I agree with you that there’s too much money in the game – unfortunately, one of the reasons for that is that we just allow anyone to buy our clubs and spend as much money as they like. That pushes up prices for everyone.