Just after Curbs resigned and Keegan having now done the same, do you think this sort of thing could spell the end of the Premiership we all know?
With the influx of foreign investors coming to England, this very well seems to be the case.
The majority of these new investors seem to want to take control of the running of the ins and outs of the team. In the past, managers were the guys who told the board who they wanted, not the other way around. Fair enough, these guys are investing millions into the English game but they're being very unreasonable in deciding the transfers and, lets be honest, they might as well run the team as well if they're going to decide who plays in it. These guys are trying to bring in the biggest names in football but where does it leave the young English talent coming through the ranks? They'll be shipped off to the Championship or wherever and their potential may never be realised. Not only is it affecting the League, it may well affect the state of the National game too.
Managers are going to be more and more disillusioned by this sort of thing and the further this developes, the worse it may well get. A lot of managers may well stay well clear of the Premiership and send the situation out of control.
I'm in no way racist or xenophobic but I do feel that the foreign investment into the English game can only be a bad thing in the long run. I have a grim vision that it may well become like Serie A. 10-15 years ago, millions of pounds was being traded in order to bring the biggest names in World football there and there was regular coverage on TV. Now look at it, barely covered by an international audience and the match fixing scandal has hurt it terribly too. Its definitely a shadow of its former self.
I get the feeling that these foreign investors, when they've got bored of these new toys, will bleed the clubs dry and run away. They'll leave England with a lot of overrated imports, massive debts and a lot of disillusioned supporters.
Just look at Hearts, umpteen bosses in the 3 or 4 years that Romanov has owned them. He's been exposed as well as being the man who pretty much controls the picking of the team and who they sign. Its not pretty at all.
What do you all think?
(I'm not here on the wind up at all. I'm an Everton supporter. Have been for 14 years and I don't want to see my team being taken over by a guy who will ruin the state of my team too. I just want to see what you all think)
I also want to say comiserations to the Geordies. My girlfriend is a big a Newcastle fan and she doesn't know this has happened yet because shes at work! She'll be gutted when she finds out. I'm dreading telling her!!.
Same to you Hammers as well. But then, didn't a lot of you want Curbs out anyway?