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Money makes the game roll round
Money in Football
Member Name: toontastic
Money in Football
Date: 19/04/01, updated on 19/04/01 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Great facilities
Disadvantages: lower league clubs getting worse
Money has destroyed football. It used to be the game for anyone, those who didn't have a job could afford to go and forget everything else. This was a game for the average punter not for the mulitmillionare. However is that a bad thing? Look around you when you go to your next match. You have top class facilities, your watching some of the greatest football in the world and some of the greatest players. Aren't you? This is very true if your in the Premier League where football has never been better. Yes it's expensive for the average punter but it's worth it. It's when you go lower down the leagues that you notice how that money at the top has destoryed the rest of the league. But the fact is this never should have happened. ITV had the chance to buy the top flight football matchs to show on TV but they turned it down. SKY popped up and the rest as they say is history.
However all the passion has not left football because of this. This really is a blip which will eventually fade and the prices will drop again I have no doubt but the passion is there anyway. How do I know. Because I and millions of other Geordies and Mackems are looking forward to this Saturdays derby match. It does not matter who is playing for either team what matters is that both teams play like it's there last game and try to match the passion of the field. Football is still there you just have to look underneath all the cash.