I was not going to put this post on just yet but as it was topical I have gone ahead and done it..
I have always had a small piece of admiration for Manchester City’s fans, they have to live in the shadow of their glorious neighbours since Man U got promoted to the old first division in the mid seventies. The only high point I can remember from City was reaching the FA cup final in 82’ish.
They was getting 25,000 supporters at home games in the second and third Leagues, but now they have gone down in my estimation. They have turned into the Northern Chavs.. Talking like thay deserve this influx of money.
These players that go to Man City are signing their career death warrant.. Okay they will be rich and I am jealous, but the empty feeling when they look back on their career and know they never won the medals, just 10 mins here and there as a sub.
The way I see it I am proud of the way Arsenal are running things.. we could do it 3 ways. Get a Sugar Daddy, keep heading further and further in debt and hope winning the League helps bail you out .. Or the Arsenal way.. I see this backing as a form of cheating from a sporting perspective
I think it will go back their are only so many silly cups to win.. When the richest has won them all year after year the other teams will go skint because of the lack of interest from their fans. Also some clubs are trying to keep up with the ‘Jones’s’ by borrowing, this is something that I don’t think Arsene or Arsenal are prepared to do, this has got to be a better way in the long term but it is also a dangerous game as we need to stay competitive, some fans are also not very understanding when it comes to this policy.. I can foresee the day when the big teams will have no competition so football at the top level will have gone playing to empty stadiums.
To me it’s like playing monopoly with 3 friends and one is being fed the finance under the table to buy the hotels in Mayfair. I know it’s business at the end of the day, but it is a business that prays on fans loyalty and morals.
If you have the morals of a cuckoo you would be prepared to win at all costs. Not for me I am afraid I like football, sport and sport should always be played on an even playing field. Or winning is shallow and meaningless. Like hiring a Ferarri and pretending It’s yours for the night to impress the girls. You are shallow and you are not living in the real world, you are cheating yourself in the end.
I want to see City fall on their asses and every player that signs for them to fail, I believe that the only reason John Terry never went there was because someone sat him down and said long term you could be the future manager of Chelsea (like that other tosser Alan Shearer was a messiah at Newcastle) long term you would be better off staying, but he kept his gob shut for ten days though.. and his image is tarnished.
It’s okay saying Man City are alright, no threat to us, but wait until they steal Jack Wilshere off of us, Don’t say it won’t happen, If he is offered £250,000 a week most people would think about it. .Okay it may not be Jack.. but it will be one of our favourites.. Man City’s owners can afford to pay all their players a million pounds a week and not bat an eyelid, just put the price of oil up half a cent..
In fact Man City owners can probably afford to pay every player in La liga, The Premiership and Serie A a million pounds a week but where does that leave the game of football?
As I said last night the day we get taken over is the day I stop supporting Arsenal in the way I do now, I support the solidarity amongst the fans the fact that the club need our money to survive,
What some are really supporting in a lot of cases now is a gangsters plaything and to be honest that is not something I want to be a part of.
The very heart of football has been slowly eroded as far as I am concerned, bit by bit, the game I loved as a child has been ruined by money and the day is drawing nearer that it knocks on our door..