Thursday, August 18, 2005

So, are English football fans idiots?

Over at the Guardian, there is an interesting article about football fans and their devotion to the game. It actually brings up a lot of complaints that I agree with. The big one being the predictability of the outcome. It points out that in the last ten years, only 6 different teams have finished in the top 3 spots. Between 1985-95, 13 different teams finished in the top 3, which is the same amount for the decade prior to that.

The strange thing in ready this article is how similar the complaints are to those about baseball in the states. Anyway, I hope you will take the time to look it over.

1 Comments:

Blogger JJ said...

Should there be a Salary Cap in Football?
Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in football at the top of the premiership!
It’s always the same teams at the top proving that football success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
I do a little Spread Betting from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!
Plus!
All there is all that money in the premiership and barely any of it stays in the UK so it’s not even helping the economy!
From my Spread Betting, if I ever win big (which is never, I’m unlucky) it’s still nothing compared to the average premiership players weekly wage!
This Rant was brought to you by Spread Betting Spike.

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