yeah but 100k to players is not a mockery right? face it, the game is fucked up and its not all down to manchester city. we ourselves are guilty of the ridiculous wages handed out which 'make a mockery of this sport'. how a paediatric surgeon earns 90,000 a year but gerrard earns 110 a week or whatever bollocks is ridiculous and embarassing IMO but thats life.
all city are doing are doing is an extreme version of what everyone in the top 5 or 6 teams per league are doing or would like to do. blaming city for the astronomical wages becoming even more astronomical.... .
city really haven't even affected the market that much. the transfer which fucked everything up was ronaldo for 70M. before then, all prices were mildly realistic except berbatov for 30M. we haven't helped with carroll for 35M. smaller clubs have shown they can still work absolutley fine and climb the league table. time our management put their hands up and say we havent scouted hard enough and we've simply not been good enough with managing the club's money when teams above us spend less and finish higher.
also although in the early years city made a lot of really crap buys (santa cruz etc.), recently they have been spending their money far more wisely and now they are a successful club established in the champions league and champions of england, they will slowly gain financial stability and although they might not ever equal out their initial outlay, players wages will come more into line with the the other top 3 clubs/league.
sorry if im being a bit aggressive. it is a bit unfair what city have done but i love them for simply fucking over united. dont wanna sound like a whiney manc afterall.
No I agree 100k a week for playing a game is ridiculous but what City have done is pushed to an amount that is astronomical. Yeah they made some crap buys at first Santa Cruz being flavour of the month, but what they payed was stupid. But paying players a quarter of a million per week is fucking crazy and the FFP was supposed to make clubs stand on their own to feet while City got a rich relative to pay 500 million for sponsorship, probably even gave him the money to do it? City will never stand on their own two feet, Chelsea haven't managed it and their 10 years down the line from City.
Don't get me wrong I was dancing round my frontroom when they scored the two injury time goals to shut the other fuckers up.
I know the days when the likes of a Shankly or a Clough will take unfancied clubs and turn them into Europes best, not by having a Russian gangster or Arab oil rich royal families who want toys no one else can have, but do it by building teams and making more out of them as a team than as individuals.
Buying your success seems to be what the way forward is, the sport I loved is slowly resembling American wrestling.
It was the top clubs greed that brought us the premiership, so i guess what we have now is the natural evolution of what happened when Sky invented a game called football or should we just call it soccer now, cause it doesn't resemble anything that I used to love about football.
I used to feel a part of the club, now I have very little in common with it apart from them wanting as much of my money as they can get. Even then I don't think match going supporters matter anymore, its the ones who pay Sky or ESPN, buy from the club shop on-line and live in far flung parts of the world, new money.
As for Man City not being to blame for stupid wages, 100k is one hell of a lot less 250k and that is being fed down to any club with aspirations of trying to achieve success. But no City Aren't the devil incarnate, their just another team buying a place at the top instead of earning it. Hughes was always going to buy crap but the Italian has bought much more quality, suppose it shows City's true standing that they have to pay such stupid wages, then for some reason we gave Jole Cole 70/90 k a week but with the twats we had in charge, that's kind of understandable.