COME ON YOU RAMS the Derby County fans forum

a friendly place to chat about Derby County, football and life


    Where next?

    Share
    avatar
    Loughborough Ram

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1970
    Number of posts : 11216
    Registration date : 2009-02-14
    Points : 13603
    Location : Doghouse

    Where next?

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 1:54 pm

    Where does football go from here?

    When the last multi billion pound deal was signed, there was a vocal assertion from within the game that this massive windfall shouldn't just be passed on to the players, or their blood sucking agents, and yet within 12 months this is exactly what is happening. Ridiculous transfer fees are now normal and whilst clubs can afford these prices now there is going to come a time when tv money will hit a ceiling, then what?

    The other more worrying aspect of this brainless escalation in fees is that Championship clubs on a tiny fraction of Premiersh*t tv money coming in are being tempted into following suit. A couple of clubs have already splashed over £10m on a single player and the latest rumour is that Fulham have bid £15m for Dwight Gale, however Newcastle apparently want £20m! £20m for a championship player!!!!!!! That is clearly unsustainable to anybody with half a brain.

    Football is killing itself, it's being dragged along on the back of the greed of a few big clubs who don't care what happens to any other club than their own, and they have failed to understand that sport only works for fans if there is genuine competition for victory.
    avatar
    SawleyRam

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1954
    First ever game : 1956
    Number of posts : 4488
    Registration date : 2011-01-11
    Points : 6011
    Age : 69
    Location : Username gives it away!

    Re: Where next?

    Post by SawleyRam on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 2:42 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:Where does football go from here?

    When the last multi billion pound deal was signed, there was a vocal assertion from within the game that this massive windfall shouldn't just be passed on to the players, or their blood sucking agents, and yet within 12 months this is exactly what is happening. Ridiculous transfer fees are now normal and whilst clubs can afford these prices now there is going to come a time when tv money will hit a ceiling, then what?

    The other more worrying aspect of this brainless escalation in fees is that Championship clubs on a tiny fraction of Premiersh*t tv money coming in are being tempted into following suit. A couple of clubs have already splashed over £10m on a single player and the latest rumour is that Fulham have bid £15m for Dwight Gale, however Newcastle apparently want £20m! £20m for a championship player!!!!!!! That is clearly unsustainable to anybody with half a brain.

    Football is killing itself, it's being dragged along on the back of the greed of a few big clubs who don't care what happens to any other club than their own, and they have failed to understand that sport only works for fans if there is genuine competition for victory.

    The answer lies with the likes of us Loughie, the people world wide who has Skysports.

    We are watching matches that do not really interest us, matches from other countries that have no impact on us, together with a ruling that we cannot watch a live broadcast ala Rams TV because Skysports (via the EFL) says not.

    If we all cancelled that channel their sponsors would dry up and their would be less money to splash on football but we all know that ain't gonna happen no time soon when the Murdoch era can squeeze a country to change laws to suit their own purpose.
    avatar
    Loughborough Ram

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1970
    Number of posts : 11216
    Registration date : 2009-02-14
    Points : 13603
    Location : Doghouse

    Re: Where next?

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 4:43 pm

    Leicester allegedly want £40m for Demari Gray.

    So £40m gets you a player who can't old down a first team place at a mid table premiersh*t club, crazy, just crazy.
    avatar
    rob

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1968
    First ever game : Early 1973/4 season cant remember who
    Number of posts : 2077
    Registration date : 2011-06-07
    Points : 2198
    Age : 48
    Location : Barleythorpe

    Re: Where next?

    Post by rob on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 8:05 am

    the saturation coverage is already starting to show in the uk viewing numbers falling - however this is being offset by the vast increases in overseas rights - I can see premiershite games being played in china, the emirates etc at some point in the not too distant future to satisfy the global fan base. Cant see the bubble bursting for a while but it will
    avatar
    Angus1

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 0
    First ever game : First Game
    Number of posts : 62
    Registration date : 2017-02-15
    Points : 63

    Re: Where next?

    Post by Angus1 on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 8:45 am

    rob wrote:the saturation coverage is already starting to show in the uk viewing numbers falling - however this is being offset by the vast increases in overseas rights - I can see premiershite games being played in china, the emirates etc at some point in the not too distant future to satisfy the global fan base.  Cant see the bubble bursting for a while but it will

    The viewing figures are falling, English clubs are falling behind in Europe, surely the price and TV income will drop. Serie A is on the way back, PSG are signing the next big superstars of football, Spanish League is the best football. Scudamore has marketed well but people are not stupid, paying top dollar for not not top quality won't carry on much longer.
    avatar
    rob

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1968
    First ever game : Early 1973/4 season cant remember who
    Number of posts : 2077
    Registration date : 2011-06-07
    Points : 2198
    Age : 48
    Location : Barleythorpe

    Re: Where next?

    Post by rob on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 11:00 am

    I agree - but sky UK's entire business model is built on having premiershite football - and BT are nibbling away so I think there is one more round of crazy money in there

    and due to the success abroad (I lived in Asia for 2 years) there is still legs in the cash cow - but you are right as we continue to fall away in Europe - go back to only 3 places (as Italy or Germany take our performance related 4th place) then the decline will set in.

    Oh for that European super league - played in Qatar so that we can go back to having the English championship as the top tier of English football with slightly more equality

    Sponsored content

    Re: Where next?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon 20 Nov 2017, 2:18 am