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David Moyes Sacked – Sums Up Everything Now Wrong With Football?

8 years ago

Moyes sacked!  I think it’s a bad decision.  You don’t suddenly turn into a bad manager in ten months.  The players at Man Utd have quite simply shown that they’ve not been good enough this season.  Injuries to key players, Van Persie especially.

Ferguson finished 13th in 89/90, but was probably saved by winning the FA Cup in his 5th season (I think).  They finished 6th the following season, still not great, 2nd in 91/92 and then won the league, starting the almost total domination of English football over the next 20 years.

He brought in Pallister, Ince and Irwin at the start of 89/90 and they eventually became key players for him despite a dodgy start.  He got rid of 22 players the following season, trimmed his squad and only brought in Kanchelskis.  Two players came the following season; Parker and Schmeichel, with Giggs coming through the ranks.  Cantona was the key signing during the season they won the league.

He didn’t spend a fortune on these players, but used a scouting system and was allowed time to build a powerful squad.  Teams are not allowed this anymore.

Moyes was sacked for financial reasons having not qualified for the Champions League.  In my opinion, it is the Champions League that will eventually kill off football as we know it.

Top players only want to play in the CL and see joining other English clubs as a stepping stone to a bigger club.  Teams are spending way over capacity to try and qualify for it, teams at the top expect to qualify and if these rich owners, who have clubs as toys, cash cows, tax savers decide to go, the teams will be left with debt and will drop like a stone.

It happened to Leeds, very nearly happened to Newcastle United under Shepherd and will happen again.  UEFA are not doing enough to curb the spending of teams and cannot see what is happening.  This sacking shows more about the game, as it is now, than any other and the game itself is slowly dying under the watch of these rich oligarchs who simply do not care.


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