do you even watch football clown? Chelsea million worth players were outplayed most of the matches by Napoli, Barca and Bayern tonight so how does that work?
are most of the top teams not owned by billionaires, do they not all spend millions on players and salaries at the top 3 in Italy, Spain, Germany
if was all about the money why did Man City crap out early
They won because of Roman's (dirty) money. City won because of Mansour's money. That's the reason for their victories. What is the value in such a win? Please explain it to me, because I don't understand. What does the club have to be proud of? How did they deserve it? The club did not earn their success, it was just given to them on a silver plate.
It's like if you could invent a miracle pill that turned Mardy Fish into the world #1. He wouldn't deserve that success and there'd be no reason to praise him for it.
And that's without taking into consideration the origin of Roman's wealth.
What is the point of a following a sport where only a small handful of naturally big clubs have a chance of winning the biggest competitions and prizes, and the others have no chance of competing whatsoever. Chelsea and Man City's wealth and ascent has added two major players to English and European club football.
And many smaller clubs in the lower leagues get taken over wealthy owners and enjoy promotions that they never could have achieved otherwise, giving the fans of these teams a lot to enjoy after suffering many years in the wilderness.
Without Dave Whelan's money Wigan wouldn't even be close to sniffing a place in the EPL, let alone being about to embark on their 8th consecutive season at the top level or reaching a cup final in 2006. Without Al Fayed's money Fulham's heroic Europa League run 2 years ago and 12 year stay in the EPL would have been impossible. But with their money both clubs continue to enjoy one long fairytale. Well done to them.
Sheikh Abdullah's money has created a lot of excitement and enjoyment in Málaga and they can look forward to Champions League football next year after many seasons of battling against relegation.
All this creates a lot more excitement for the sport.
And no it's not soccer it's football
So, if the financial advantage of a few "naturally big clubs" means no one else can compete with them, shouldn't that make the "naturally big clubs" unable to compete with the financially doped ones? Because Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool cannot match Chelsea and City financially.
I'd rather have "naturally big" clubs dominate than "unnatural" ones.
The best way to level the playing field is obviously equal distribution of TV-revenue, not having a couple of clubs with unparalelled financial muscles thanks to their billionaire owners.
The rise and success of financially doped clubs is always at the expense of other clubs. This isn't a zero-sum game. They don't exist in a vacuum. They compete with non-financially doped clubs. Winning titles they would have won, taking CL-spots they would've had, signing their best players and signing players they could otherwise have signed. Other teams would be stronger if Chelsea and City didn't have Roman and Mansour.