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.
Man Utd are far from poor and have still spent big money on transfers. Liverpool have spent a fortune since the Fenway Sports Group took over, and Arsenal do have money to spend as a result of the extortionate ticket prices that they charge, but Wenger has often refused to spend big money unless it has been done in a panic (they are more concerned about their balance sheet than winning trophies).
Why is teams using their financial muscle to succeed a bad thing. Again I stress that many clubs across the world do it at all levels.
Why should clubs like Chelsea and Man City be criticised for being ambitious, and doing what they can within the rules for challenge the dominance of the traditional football superpowers. It's as if people would prefer that these clubs 'know their place' and not dare to compete at the highest level which is absurd.
If only the traditionally bigger clubs are able to win the the main football competitions, then there might as well be a European Super League contested by the original G14 clubs.
In an ideal scenario every major league in Europe would be run like the Bundesliga, but unfortunately that is not going to happen.
It's interesting that many people moan about Chelsea and Man City's success, but very few people moan about Wigan 'buying' their way to 3 promotions in 9 years to reach the EPL, or Hoffenheim doing likewise in their surge to the Bundesliga. This is one of the rare scenarios where bigger teams are the victims of double standards rather than the beneficiaries of it.
I know a Fulham fan who always moaned endlessly about how Chelsea would be anywhere near as strong as they have been without Abramovich's money. He wasn't very happy when I told that Fulham also wouldn't be anywhere close to the level they have risen to and stayed at had it not been for Al Fayed's money.