• http://twitter.com/Backbencher/status/288357357682032641/ The Backbencher (@Backbencher)

    Deep pockets and financial losses: How long can football maintain bad business? http://t.co/Cilws2q1

  • Apoliticalscientist

    good article tristan. it’s true that football clubs are not run as businesses, we saw that with rangers recently. i – like you – wonder where the sport will be in a few years, but i do think that the current path is unsustainable, i mean, some players earn over 100k a week! That is just ridiculous

  • http://twitter.com/laveenladharam Laveen Ladharam

    True, and some clubs including mine don’t seem to be run like effective football clubs, let alone businesses. Abramovich has created a 500m trust fund for the club so that it continue running long after he’s gone. We still need to do more like treat our experienced players (Lampard et al.) with more respect like they do in clubs like Manchester United or Barcelona.

    Also, the FPP rules have actually been used. Malaga is the best example of this. Fair enough to UEFA, they’ve done a lot of good.

  • http://www.thebackbencher.co.uk Alex MacDonald

    @Laveen how do you mean treat older players with more respect?

  • http://twitter.com/laveenladharam Laveen Ladharam

    I mean use the wisdom that older players like Lampard, Cole and Terry have accumulated that can then be used to benefit the squad in the long run. Look at what Manchester United did with Giggs, Scholes, Neville. I’m not saying keep all your old lags, but those who have been good servants should be allowed to serve in different ways rather than not at all.

  • http://twitter.com/Lee_T_Jenkins/status/288693873155395584/ Lee Jenkins (@Lee_T_Jenkins)

    “@Backbencher: Deep pockets and financial losses: How long can football maintain bad business? http://t.co/cxvvMccX” @dandrew919