The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163410 Message #4102885
Posted By: Rain Dog
21-Apr-21 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
It has always been about the money. In the last 20 years or so, that has just become more obvious.
Who were the clubs that broke the transfer records in years gone by? I have been unable to find a quote by Lawrie Mcmenemy when he was manager of Southampton. He said about another club,whose name I have forgotten, that they made more from programme sales than Southampton did from gate receipts.
And do it goes. Look at my local club Dover, who play in the national league. Chairman is a local businessman who has furloughed the entire squad and pulled out of the remaining fixtures,due to worries that the club would become bankrupt.
"The league have stuck their head in the sand about it and seemed to think there was going to be some sort of a magic solution, which I personally can't see," Parmenter told BBC Radio Kent.
"We would be insolvent if we continued and I suspect there are some other clubs that would be the same.
"This just shows that the league have little regard for clubs that aren't big ex-English Football League clubs that have potential for promotion.
"The only reason to continue playing is to get promotion to the EFL, and only two clubs can get that.
"I guess 12 or 13 clubs think they have got a chance at this stage and that is why they have voted to continue."
I was a regular supporter at Dover for a few seasons during my schooldays. Not been back that often since.
As I said before, I think that our support for a football team is one of the few things we carry on from our childhood.
On another matter, am I the only one who feels uncomfortable about the relationship between a manager/coach and players? The gaffer/boss lads/boys lingo. I am sure the players would have to doff their caps if they were not worried about mucking up their haircuts.
Talking of hair cuts, who has been cutting the player's hair during lockdown? There should be an investigation and points deducted.