With Financial Fair Play soon to be introduced, the emphasis on seeking and developing talent is sure to be far greater than before. Certainly for those clubs that don't have rights to the lucarative parachute payment handed to those who have suffered relegation from the Premier League. Meaning that many clubs are likely to be handicapped when it comes to battling it out for players on quite high wages.
There has been much discussion in recent times about racism within football, and as a football fan I think it’s important that these more political issues aren’t ignored and so recent events have prompted me to put over my view on the problems.
He spoke after the Bournemouth game about being interested in signing Yann Kermorgant before Bournemouth snapped him up, was this something people were aware off this season or do you think MM was planning on keeping it closed until deciding in the summer about it? I'd never heard him being linked before.
Do you think fourth officials add on more time in games that mean more or that have been more entertaining compared games where a team is cruising? Disregarding how much time realistically should be added on.
If yes, this means that officials are in a way, match-fixing to make the game as entertaining a spectacle as possible. How often in a game where either a team who needs to hold onto a lead, or a team who needs to score one more goal play through 4 or 5 minutes of injury time? Surely this is wrong for the game if the case.
In general play we were marginally the better side, I think they just had more cutting edge, players who are probably better technically in Riera and McGugan who have scored a number of quality goals in their careers to date. Players who look confident when the ball is at their feet. We didn't have a finish, Murphy wasn't at his best and we are low on goals elsewhere, it was that final product. I'm not sure it boiled down too much more than this on the day, I felt we were a little bit clumsy with a few of our challenges which allowed them a few opportunities one which they scored from, but I still think we're well in with a shout.