Fair point, though any experience I've had with them has passed off without incident (minus that one exception with the young lad). Always fun to see how nonschalant the stewarding is at non league games and especially the use of flares/smoke bombs compared to the Premier League. Chelsea fans are getting police dogs at the turnstiles for Swansea away in the League Cup after they had flares and bangers at Southampton away. FC meanwhile have never had anything close to sanctions from the relentless use of pyro (though it has died down to ensure no mither comes about with Bury as they still use the ground until the Moston stadium is finalised).
Police dogs at turnstiles? fuck me it's not a night in belfast it's a league cup game.
FFP means a different thing to everybody. In some ways, it helps some clubs. In others, it can destroy their chances. But it would help the league. TV revenue should help a lot of clubs stay in the green, and with that, ticket prices and sponsorship, no club should really be in the red.
In the end, in my opinion, if FFP curbs the wages the players earn, and stops the ridiculous rates of inflation in the transfer market, its done its job. If clubs have to downsize, then thats their own issue. AC Milan & Inter Milan are doing that, and in a couple of years, they'll most likely be back at the very top. Downsizing in the Premier League is much more risky than downsizing in Italy, though. Clubs like Manchester City & Chelsea should be able to get away with asking players to lose 5-10% of their wages, though. Nothing excessive. In turn, should help them.
Or, they can just add more 'sponsorships', and their problems goes away. As long as it cuts the ridiculous wages the players earn, and stops the inflation of transfer prices.
Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
oh god who remembers when Dirk Kuyt first joined the Premier League? The poor bloke must have had his name pronounced in 50 different ways, I remember when he was interviewed for Match of the Day about a month after he signed and the interviewer finally just asked him "OK how is it pronounced" and you could tell by Kuyt's face that he was completely fed up with the whole situation.