and now the first shoots of evidence are begining to poke through.
Recently we had the Quakers, (Darlington) go into administration. They had a last minute reprieve courtesy of a 50k bung from fans and local busnisses but they are surely on their way.
Now one half of the Weegies are being advised to seek refuge from it’s creditors.
Just like the banks, these self absorbed ‘sportsmen’ have been riding the wave of their own ridiculous publicity.
The credit crunch however and the need of the match-goer to decide between feeding his kids or watching every home game has begun to bite. These two clubs I mention are the start of it, now watch the others start to whine. When SKY stop bunging the exhorbitant TV fees their way because the only people who can afford a SkySports subscription are dole wallers. When no-one can afford £800 plus for a season ticket. They are going to be faced with little option other than cut the wages bill. Let’s see how the Suarez’s take to that bitter li’l pill. I’ll bet he’ll be a smidge more upset than he was because “that nasty man on the other team called me a rude name boo hoo sniff sob”.
It seems they are about to get a very succinct lesson in ‘It’s only a game.’ And I for one have booked a ringside seat for the entire sordid spectacle, beers in the fridge, nibbles, the works. I can’t wait.
What is next I wonder? The fans being asked to make charitable donations because the midfielder cannot afford to insure the Aston and the Ferrari this month. Thing is, many of the deluded fools would do exactly that.
Why should they be afforded protection from their creditors? They incurred the debt, they have assets, why can’t they pay what they owe?