Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Mammon FC wins Premiership, again.

Congratulations to Leicester for a remarkable triumph. The only disappointment is that it would have been nice for them to have claimed the moment of victory on the pitch, rather than in a bar. Back in the day, all the top division fixtures used to be played at the same time, on a Saturday afternoon, rather than spread like buckshot between Saturday lunchtime and Monday evening. The reason for the change is the same as the reasons for most things in the Premiership, money. Control of scheduling is one of the things the TV companies pay stupid amounts for. 
Ranieri agrees
England's rich clubs will dominate the Premier League for the next two decades following Leicester City's title win, says Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri.
Leicester's squad was assembled for £57m, the cheapest of any currently in the top half of the table.
"Big money makes big teams and usually big teams win. Now we can say only 99% of the time," said Ranieri.
"Next season will be the same and for the next 10 or 20 years, it will be the same."
which is a shame. 


  1. Actually, to a large extent they've stitched Mammon up. What Mammon wants is two or more clubs, on different Sky channels, playing on the last game of the season to see who wins the title. Leicester have cost them a fortune I should think.

  2. There speaks an embittered Yeovil Town fan...

    1. Sheffield Wednesday going on neutral. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old man, who remembers sitting down with my dad for the full classified check every Saturday afternoon. I also quite like 5 live when they're not going on about football, but it's sometimes a 24/7 football channel the way the fixtures are spread out.