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.
Anyone had a listen yet? Sounds like a slightly more low key sound in general but still unique and really nice to listen to. Every Other Freckle probably the best tune on there but I haven't listened in depth yet.
Interestingly they do a Boy and a girl version of this song.
Man CIty have spend x amount on Demichellis, Nastasic, Mangala (I know only just signed) yet I don't think Lescott is any worse than any of them. He may no be the most sexy centre-half but he's pretty dependable.
We did all that was necessary tonight, we played hard but fair and disrupted their rhythm, they got frustrated and we were in control for a large part of that. I was worried at 2-0 because although we had gone 2 up I knew we would get pushed back for the remainder of the match.
Mings, Berra (No better CB in this division) Hyam and Murphy stood out but was a real team performance. McGoldrick looks 60% fit to me but sure he'll get sharper in time. Well done all. I also love how both goals were very neat moves, which proves we have a real mix of play, similar to Burnley last season.
I know he's a big Liverpool fan and all that but Rodgers has kind of ruined him now football wise. He's just getting thrown on 5 or 10 minutes here and there, he is better than that. I know he knew he was unlikely to start but he's what 32? Not exactly past it and his England career may suffer as a consequence.
I'm just looking at some of the fixtures we've played so far and its struck me just how important having a settled team is. When I look at some teams we've played- Fulham, Birmingham, Millwall and Brighton they're all teams who have re-built over the last few months.
The rebuilding process we underwent was the few months Mick came in,he kept us up and then stamped his own identity on the side, so we're ahead. You can have as much money as you wish but having that continuity in selection bar slight tweaking and stability at board level is vital if we want to go anywhere.