- 29 Jul 2009
- Ian Muir
Football is in need of people to put money into clubs and the game in general rather than the possibility of taking out of the game like the glazers are.doing at man united.The gap is difficult to bridge organically as is the bridge between Championship and EPL; it is not impossible though. Why should any individual be prevented from financing a football club to bridge those gaps, though? Why should Blackburn be allowed their Jack Walker and Chelsea their Abramovic (etc ad infinitum) but Salford or, God forbid, Tranmere Rovers not theirs? Providing a club is well managed why shouldn't it be supported by new owners who are willing to put their money in? What incentive is there to invest in a L1 team if you can't gain an advantage by paying more wages and recruiting better players?
It is interesting to see how many EPL teams have actually moved by 2 divisions in the past 10 seasons - more than you may think. We have Wolves, Sheff U, Southampton, Brighton, Bournemouth and Norwich in the EPL all of whom we played in our last stint in L1. A fixed salary cap feels like pulling up the drawbridge.
Take away the dreams of the HAVE NOTS and the world looks a far bleaker place.