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.
Teenage centre half Sid Nelson was captain for Millwall on what I believe was only his fourth appearance? Also, Holloway said his side couldn't deal with the long balls and they have Shittu sitting on the bench?
Don't know if it got mentioned on here, he played in Ipswich around 6 weeks ago. 'To cut a long story short' by Spandau Ballet is a song I like a lot and so was intrigued to come across this when I searched it.
The way the league is shaping up just goes to show the importance of having a top manager in this league regardless of the amount of money you have had to spend on playing staff.
Norwich looking like one of the victims, decent looking squad for which a few quid has been spent on but inexperienced manager in his first season.
Forest the same, £5.5m on Assombalogna plus £2.5m on a striker from the Dutch league among others but are struggling.
Cardiff spent quite a bit under Solskjaer but have improved since a more seasoned manager has taken over, dropping their £5m centre-half to the bench.
Brentford, despite having an inexperienced manager and fairly limited funds, are an example of having a tight nit bunch of players who work hard for each other and have been rewarded with some great results.
ect ect, you get my point. I know it doesn't always work out this way but just shows you don't need to spend fortunes, and how a solid set up can really go a long way.
(Someone Westwood, the famous bloke with all the tattoos)
When we were beating them 3-0 at home towards the end of the season (they were already up) and he was dancing on the roof. Can anyone remember if Pompey got warned/fined for that or was it all just seen as a bit of harmless, end of season fun.
Just reminded me off it because of the fans coming onto the pitch in the Spurs game.