Just been reading with interest about the new agreement between Platini and the G14. My feelings on that cartel have been well documented in the past.
Says that the G14 (with a new members) will now expand to 77 teams. Surely it would be better for the game as a whole if those involved in 'running' or taking charge of it, were neutral and not associated with any of these clubs?
Letting an elite group, no matter how many of them there is, is just pure madness and will make the greed of the bigger clubs even worse than it is now?
It also says that the G14 wants a share of the money from Euro 2008 finals? Why? Well to quote — "To recognise the contribution the clubs make to international football"? Are these guys having a laugh or what?
The game needs a serious wake up call. Money and greed has killed the game as a sport and it's getting so much harder to stomach the actions of this "G14" cartel.
Declan Brown, Posted 06/12/2007 at 21:24:04
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1 Posted 07/12/2007 at 01:58:44
Who the fuck decides this stuff?
2 Posted 07/12/2007 at 04:16:33
What a sad state of affairs when a club is not driven by what it can win but now the single most important achievement is that of breaking into the cash cow. Will it ever change, its looking less and less likely now the G14 are becoming even stronger than before, will they ever want to change things for the better, well ask a director of a company whether he would be willing to sacrifice his own bonus for an extra 1% increase to the salaries of the workers that paid for his bonus, I.e. not a cat in hells chance.
3 Posted 07/12/2007 at 09:35:32
They have got the footballing world by the the short and curly’s and they know it. They know that the ’product’ would not be as good without them and therefore not attract the same level of marketing/ advertising.
Its horrendous the way that they have been left to dictate European football - but wadda you gonna do?
4 Posted 07/12/2007 at 10:09:29
5 Posted 07/12/2007 at 10:27:11
6 Posted 07/12/2007 at 11:15:29
What would stop all this is European Cup back to the single winners of each Uefa nation.
As for teams wanting a cut of Euro 2008, they don’t have an argument... feck off.
Love Everton, hate football.
7 Posted 07/12/2007 at 11:41:27
Might make a Steve Sidwell change his mind about leaving Reading, and in the new world order a certain Tommy G leaving for Madrid.
No supporters, no players, just TV revenue....... Rollerball without the violence
8 Posted 07/12/2007 at 12:06:45
You lot are kiddng yourself if you don?t think that footie isn?t gunna end up like the NFL; no promotion or relegation and just the one competition - a European trophy of some description.
Money rules I reckon and we haven?t got any.
I dunno about you but footie is nothing like it was when my Dad first took me 26 years ago (I?m 30 now). I?m gettin? sick of it to be honest.
Salary and squad caps are the only way forward, otherwise it will be £80 a ticket before we know it and average players will be earning more in a day than the rest of us do in a year.