The situation in the English Premier League has gone super crazy. Previously middle of the road club Manchester City (the other Manchester club!) have been bought by some disgustingly rich Arabs and have now announced they intend on buying up all the worlds best players, and Ronaldo.
Whilst this is riotously funny, it is also a little scary.
''Manchester City's new billionaire owners are planning a world-record £135m bid for Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window before turning their sights to, among others, Fernando Torres of Liverpool and Cesc Fábregas of Arsenal.''I have been arguing like a crazy, senile old guy for years that the Premiership needs to invoke a salary cap rule, akin to the best run, most successful league in the world the NFL, in order to ensure it doesn't eat itself alive through greed. Maybe now these crazy billionaire new owners at Manchester City will force the leagues hand.
If this trend continues, the smaller clubs in the lower divisions will simply fold one by one as the rich get richer, until there are just a handful of successful clubs that win everything in sight and parity is a thing of the past.
Call me crazy, however I would wonder if Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim really has the better interest of Manchester City at heart?
This new crowd make Chelsea's Roman Abramovich look genuine.