Registered On: December 23, 2013
How can you blame “foreign” owners when you give Gartside as a great example of the sort of terrible club owner?
You appear to be suffering from inverted snobbery and tarring all supporters of these clubs with the same brush IMO. ‘Looking down their noses’, ‘not batted an eyelid’ ‘grateful for the crumbs..’, etc. Sweeping generalisations, sensationalism and inferiority complex in my opinion. I’m pretty sure the majority of indigenous supporters of these clubs are not the villains you want to paint them as. But hey, just my opinion. You carry on with your ‘us and them’ malarkey. Afraid to tell you though, it ain’t quite like that.
You might be right and maybe in a few days I might see things more clearly but, frankly, this is a reckoning that has been 30 years in the making. The Premier League has consistently tipped the scales in its favour, undermining the lower leagues and making life harder & harder at lower levels. Now they’re getting hoist with their own petard.
As for Premier League fans, they’ve gone along with it because it suits their clubs (or they think it does). I often look at Man City and wonder what remains of the original club. They’re just a host now for their new owners. Many fans of the Big 6 seem unable to look beyond the next big name signing, the next trophy, etc., not giving two hoots about the wider game.
Yes, I’m sure it’s #notallPLfans but let’s be right, they’ve not exactly been allies when it comes to the struggles of the lower leagues. They couldn’t even be bothered to protest about Wimbledon.