Shut it Dug, bow down.
Quite interesting looking at the transfer fee records through the years, you can actually see the influence of Sky right there in front of your eyes. The Yorke situation is an interesting one and shows just how much more money Man United were getting from Sky than the other teams ( excluding Spurs, Pool, Arsenal ) as the rest were paying half of what Utd paid.
Money started getting crazy a short while after that when the Sky money went up "sky" high, the difference is transfer fees is quite staggering.
On a side note, not trying to have a go at sky......well even if I'am I don't care, how much longer can this be sustained where the money either rises or maintains at the same level for a few years. Clubs like Man U paying close to 90 million for a completely average player in Pogba, other clubs being able to offer in excess of £200000 per week and they haven't even won the league in donkeys years.
How much longer will this continue to happen ?
As much as the arm chair fan loves it a lot of other people are getting a little disgruntled with the whole thing, yeah jealously mainly but it truly does effect the country you live in............well if you actually support a team from there !!!
Was chatting to one of the lads who joins our comms channel on the PC, lad from Sweden. Was saying he was about to go and watch the CL game, I asked if he was a L City fan, he said "No, I support Chelsea"
I asked, ok a bit snidey, is there not any teams in Sweden ? Of course I know there are but likely due to the poor quality, as you get in Ireland for example he supports Chelsea. I said " Ah a glory hunter, like the others"
He said he supported them for the last 15 years since he seen them on SKY !!!
So I start delving a bit deeper, asking if he had ever been to a game........no
Asked who his favourite player of all time was..........said one who played in the last 5 years, ok that could be the case but the guy is in his 30s.the Swedish guy I mean
Asked if he knew any of the stands at the stadium.........No
Asked what his favourite song was............eh, don't know.
Asked who was the manager before Mourhino...........Eh, don't know
So yeah he is clearly a Chelsea fan !!!!
This is what is driving fans away from their own country though, with all the money being driven into the game in England it makes it near impossible to get players of a similar or even close to the standard in the EPL due to them having all the money and massive squads of players they will never ever use.
I would like to see a cap on the amount of players they are allowed to loan, this may stop them from buying up everyone in the hope of unearthing the next big thing.
I promise I will not rant about it again today...........unless Dug pipes up and starts talking......ahem silly talk