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Is The Bubble Bursting?

Is The Bubble Bursting?



A lot of talk of the football bubble bursting, what do you think!?

There seems to be more and more talking about the frustration of fans, not just Latics fans but fans in general... there are three clubs at the top, then there are the also rans! Great clubs with great traditions, not exactly low spenders but none can really compete with the big boys anymore.

You have to buy the league now, although I don`t and never would accuse Manchester United of doing that, as much as I`d like to. They stuck with their manager (who if legend is right, was only a game or two away from the sack) and did bring through a 'freak` generation of fantastic youth players to supplement the quality.

But I worry that the football bubble is about to burst.

Attendances appear to be dwindling, fans of different clubs are discontent on our forums, we saw Everton fans marching before their recent home game against Aston Villa due to the lack of investment in their team. We have fans of all sorts of Premier League clubs questioning their owners and/or the managers, some blaming the players for where they are in the league and others saying football is just too expensive.

Are those the problems? Well, some say that money in the game has ruined it. Lets be honest, the game has been transformed, in fact it actually has become trendy and more of a family experience as opposed to the old spit and sawdust days. Grounds have improved, TV coverage has increased massively, we`ve seen some of the World`s true superstars grace the fields but..... ?

Well, discontent seems to be massive and in our humble opinion at Vital Towers, if this isn`t arrested, the bubble will burst, we`ll become, if we aren`t already, the next La Liga or Serie A or heaven forbid, the SPL... It already looks like a 2-3 horse race and even clubs who were in touching distance and others who were winning things all of a sudden are simply also rans.

What we found fascinating at Vital, especially as we have got more involved with The Great Football Experiment, is that some of the fans of the 'big` clubs are now also agreeing!

After the 8-2 between Man Utd and Arsenal (as predicted by Kev from Ivory FC.... Click Here) we saw these comments on our sites.

The one from an Arsenal fan stinging from being beaten in that manner having seen his team at the top of the tree (and many neutral fans seem to agree they have done it the 'right` way ie not just thrown money at the game but have actually bought and sold wisely)

'This is finally the consequences of the crazy money in the game. The biggest clubs can take whatever players they want and pay them obscene money, leaving the rest of us as 'also rans'!!! We are now going the ranks of clubs who are not likely to win anything of substance again while the billionaire owner brigade run the show. It's a sad day for football and for us Arsenal supporters, our season is over b4 it even began. I don't even know where to begin in terms of our future I am so depressed.'

Right, so, an Arsenal fan saying that. So what you might ask? Of course they would be fed up.

But it was followed by a Manchester United fan:

"Being a United fan, it was sad to see the demolishing of your club today. The 2 Manchester teams are now top, I have too agree with your fans stating that money has ruined the game, PL will turn into La Liga, FIFA must intervene."

We at Vital Towers know many fans who have simply walked away from the game OR who are watching football at lower league / non league clubs or looking at grass roots and actually playing.

There are some massive historic clubs in the Premier League now who never had a God given right to win things BUT were always within a shout of winning. The Premier League when it first started and the First Division before it, you had at least 10 clubs who could be in with a chance of winning the title. You now have three and probably realistically two.

How has this tide turn changed your opinion of football? The authorities watch our network with interest, so tell them... it might not make a difference but at least you`ll feel better!

Our sponsor over the next few months is Nivea who are running the The Great Football Experiment

We`d love you to join in with us on our official GFE blog site: Click Here

With Nivea they are covering both ends of the spectrum, from grass roots with Ivory FC right the way to being the official grooming product supplier for the England team. I find myself drifting grass roots way, how about you?



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday September 20 2011
Time: 5:48PM

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Every generation says there's too much money in football, maybe this time they have a point, the obscenity of investors spending enough money to run a small country on a football club is mindboggling, PSG, Man City & Anzhi Makhachkala have spent enough to solve third world hunger and fund a manned mission to Mars!
worbo
20/09/2011 17:55:00
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Every generation says there's too much money in football, maybe this time they have a point, the obscenity of investors spending enough money to run a small country on a football club is mindboggling, PSG, Man City & Anzhi Makhachkala have spent enough to solve third world hunger and fund a manned mission to Mars!
worbo
20/09/2011 17:55:00
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