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 Post subject: How silly can it get?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:38 am 
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To pay this much to get a player is plain stupid and no wonder football is no longer the sport it once was. If you pay to watch on TV or fork out silly entrance fees then you are guilty of supporting this nonsense. Not for me thank you.

Coincidentally I stumbled across footage of a Leeds Utd v Man Utd game played in 1972 the other day. Several better players than Neymar on the field and the teams were far more imaginative than their modern versions as well as being far more skillful. The game moved with rapidity and was exciting to watch rather than the modern version of square pass, keep possession, square pass... ad nauseum. Also "man tackles" were allowed rather than being penalized as they are today.

And to think Denis Law only cost Man City £53,000!


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 Post subject: Re: How silly can it get?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:22 am 
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It's obscene.

The price of football shirts was never cheap and clubs took advantage of the niche market - youngsters (and oldies) who supported their teams and wished to have the current shirt. Commercialism has changed the face of sport today.


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 Post subject: Re: How silly can it get?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:18 am 
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And the sillier the prices get, the more clubs will go to the wall trying to keep up.

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