Julian Banjos Posted June 29, 2012 Report Share Posted June 29, 2012 (edited) What we are seeing is the consequences of that Sky TV money not being put to a sustainable use in the Scottish game. Instead of investing in decent youth programmes and initiatives that brought more kids into football grounds, the TV money was pissed up against a wall as clubs fell over themselves to pay ridiculous sums of money to anyone with a foreign sounding name who owned a pair of football boots. It is the short termism that SPL Chairmen have applied to everything that is the problem here not the TV money. Yes, it may be short termism and too much is wasted on overpaid players, but that comes from fan expectation as well. Look at if from the point of view of the SPL chairmen: 1.Syphon off the Sky money to youth initiatives then they'll suffer on the park and probably be relegated from the league = fans up in arms. 2. Spend the Sky money to help put a decent team together = happy fans. They're under pressure to put a team on the park now that wins games now. Striking a balance between that and other interests is not easy. To me this opposition to Newco on Division 1 is a case of fans having their cake and then eating it. We want our team to be successful, but we don't want Sky money to rule the decision making of the guardians of our club. Unfortunately, you can't have it both it ways. Edited June 29, 2012 by Julian Banjos 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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