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    Is football controled by money?

    Teams with bilionaire owners like chelsea seem to be the most succesfull any views.
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    At the highest level, well durrrr. However I personally like to think the soul of football is still in the hands of the fans. It's more apparent in the lower leagues where clubs are often kept alive by the efforts (and quite often money) of a few committed individuals. I think when you plight your troth to a lower/non league side success is always going to be relative and the most important success is just having a team to support.

    It's why I always say fair play to the AFC Wimbledon fans who stood up for the little guy against soulless corporatism. Sadly I heard they'd been docked quite a lot of points for fielding an ineligible player recently though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It's why I always say fair play to the AFC Wimbledon fans who stood up for the little guy against soulless corporatism. Sadly I heard they'd been docked quite a lot of points for fielding an ineligible player recently though.
    They got kicked out of some cup, when they were in the final I think, ridiculous. The bloke was ineligible because his contract had expired by something like 3 weeks.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    At the highest level, well durrrr. However I personally like to think the soul of football is still in the hands of the fans. It's more apparent in the lower leagues where clubs are often kept alive by the efforts (and quite often money) of a few committed individuals. I think when you plight your troth to a lower/non league side success is always going to be relative and the most important success is just having a team to support.

    It's why I always say fair play to the AFC Wimbledon fans who stood up for the little guy against soulless corporatism. Sadly I heard they'd been docked quite a lot of points for fielding an ineligible player recently though.
    Dead right, mixed metaphor not withstanding.

    I defy anyone to visit Fratton Park on matchday and claim the fans aren't the ones running the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    They got kicked out of some cup, when they were in the final I think, ridiculous. The bloke was ineligible because his contract had expired by something like 3 weeks.........
    Hence they fielded an ineligble player.

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    nope its controlled by pixies and unicorns and over in Ireland Leprechauns yep
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchy81 View Post
    nope its controlled by pixies and unicorns and over in Ireland Leprechauns yep
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    Dead right, mixed metaphor not withstanding.

    I defy anyone to visit Fratton Park on matchday and claim the fans aren't the ones running the place.
    That is worrying, be hard pressed finding more inbred fans in the country.

    Problem in Italy extends from the fans have to much control, why can't the fans just be as obedient to their club as their are to their governments. Pay your ticket, buy the Khalid Boulahrouz shirt and then shut the **** up, right?


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