- 30 Jun 2019
- Team supported
- Manchester City
If you really want to do it, you don't need rules, you just need an equitable distribution of money in football. Champions League money should be shared even down to League Two. The Premier League TV deal should be shared right down the ladder. Additional payments should only cover the costs associated with hosting live TV games, travelling to Europe, etc. Gate receipts should be split 50/50 with the home and away teams in every game. And what you'd probably find is that if there was no chance of cementing your place at the top of the table indefinitely and guaranteeing income for decades, there probably wouldn't be such an influx of billionaires into the game in the first place, because there'd be no chance of any of them getting their money back. Successful teams would get more sponsorship money, but without such a huge difference in incomes, the chances of clubs building a dynasty that will last for decades would be much smaller.
But it's never going to happen because it would involve a lot of very highly paid people getting a big pay cut for the common good.
Could you imagine that? All the money filtering down the leagues would leave our entrants into the CL without a pot to piss in.
Scunthorpe outbidding Chelsea for a player, no reason to win the league because everyone gets paid the same no matter what.