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Against Modern Football

Whilst I was doing my regular VMC internet research I just happened to stumble on a YouTube video entitled, 'Against Modern Football'. Fascinating watch to say the least.

I suppose being cocooned within a certain comfortable lifestyle means other assets of life can merely drift past one without a blink of an eye or a scratch of ones backside, however, on occasion all it can take is for something to jump out at you and BINGO, you see other walks of life in a completely different way.

In today's modern society there is the 'have's' and 'have-nots' (I guess this has been the in-thing since time in memorial) and there's no doubt certain parts of society can take hum-bridge to those who have more of the touchy-feely material things than those who don't.

I am not going to venture into the wider walks of society as I know I'll be entering into un-chartered waters, and to be honest this is not the time or place. Nevertheless, I feel it necessary to touch on the subject of those within the footballing world who have little or no hope of surviving in today's financial rat-race.

As a Citizen I can say I have seen the glass half empty and half full. There have been times when Manchester City Football Club were on the verge of going down the swanny and then low and behold we end up being the only club in the world which has more cash at its disposal than the United Kingdom's annual GDP. WOW, the world has turned on its ass and before we know it we end up from being a club which many opposing fans envy (thinking of the Youth Team set-up) to a club which many think of as something which resembles Beelzebub himself.

I have no doubt every single reader (not Man City) would love the opportunity to have at least some of the riches MCFC has at its disposal, HOWEVER there is no club on this planet which offers so much in respect of giving so much back to the community. In fact, the owners (ADUG) have provided all sorts of touch-feely things to various parts of the world, all in the namesake of MCFC. Again the list is far too long to go into now.

I could go on and on but I think its time to reflect on the wider footballing community, take stock and just remember our roots.

I would imagine the majority of us have visited away grounds have thought, 'what a shit-hole'. I know I have but without the odd shit-hole here and there English football as we know it wouldn't be the same.

I am from an era where I remember the 70's which provided nothing more than long hair, flares, glam rock, terraces and football hooligans. Thank gawd the 21st century has changed all that.

Against Modern Football

I am sure the following video will create more questions than answers. We at VMC are here to bring the vid to your attention, nothing more - nothing less. In addition, I remember our grass roots and I am not daft enough to realise, what we have today may not be here tomorrow.

Just before I sign off may I say I am not here to find solace but remember the times when the world was a whole different place.

There is hope, (other clubs) you just have to look hard enough and you will find it.

CTID








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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 10 2011

Time: 7:56PM

Your Comments

I find it interesting that the author of the video just happens to be a David Beckham fan, and since the first clip is a group of United fans being attacked, he's probably one of them. Is he suggesting we bring back gang violence, violence towards players, bribery, broken legs, fist fights, and "the good ole days" simply because his team is in dire circumstances financially, if he is in fact a United fan? And it would appear that fans around the world fighting against modern football are part of the "Old Boys Club" used to getting favorable decisions and not having to play the game in order to be handed a trophy. Of course salaries have gotten out of hand, but who pays the price on the ticket to go to the games? We do. Who buys the replica kits? We do. Who pays money to be part of the official clubs and support teams? We do. Modern football is a consequence of the fans of the biggest teams demanding perfection year in and year out. To do that, the general idea of an Academy was thrown out the window for big name transfers who could waltz right into the team and start winning. I find it truly amazing that Bayern Munich, a team with 55 trophies sitting in its cabinets, has fans suggesting that they just simply aren't good enough this season and that they have spiraled into despair. This is coming from a team that won three trophies last season and was the runner up in the UCL. And that's just one team to mention. It's funny that before Chelsea and City became rich, nobody mentioned anything about modern football being rubbish. But now that two new boys come into English football with financial backing, it's all about money and nothing else. I find that incredibly hard to stomach.
PhillyBlueMoon
The problem with modern football is that we the fans think we still matter. Dow we heck! The gate receipts, merchandising etc, pale into insignificance next to Televison rights, sponsorship deals etc. etc. We are just pawns that the clubs pay lip service to, and the players no longer give a stuff who they play for as long as their bank accounts keep being filled up. Many people have accused Manchester City of ruining football for daring to get on the big-money gravy train, but we're just following a well worn path.
fifthcolumnblue
A good follow up read for those interested is at ....http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/ReclaimTheGame/ReclaimtheGame.htm
Doody
the problem is like Fifth says MONEY! but if it never came into football we would still have he status quo we had in the 70.s 80s and 90s with the top sides winning all the cups and titles,,, liverpool, urnited, and Arsenal, as they had all the tv exposure and 'bigger' gates ,the rest of the league were just making up the numbers, even the stadiums were decrepit and dangerous, and that includes OT, Anfeld, and Highbury 'our so called TOP stadiums',Wembley was a toilet, APART FROM THE WALK UP WEMBLEY WAY and seeing the twin towers for the 1st time, the rest of the stadium was a let down, so to go back to the Past no thanks, and i went to all citys away matches in the 80's and have the scars to prove it.....
cityman51
PopQuiz: How long do you think it will take Edin Dzeko to express his dissatisfaction with Circus City, and that he wants to leave.. A. 2 months B. 3 months C. he is already fed up, he is only here, because no other club wants to pay so much more over the odds.
nordkap
Keep on wishing and wishing and it all yet might come true nordkrap.
Johnny Baguette
Do they not have football teams in Scandinavia for you to support nerdkrap?
fifthcolumnblue
 

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