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May 28, 2015, 7:37am
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The last 24 hours sum up all that is wrong in the world of football.

FIFA is finally exposed as the cesspit of corruption that everyone knew it to be.  Decisions (allegedly) made for financial gain rather than the good of the game.

At our insignificant end of the game, further illustration of how money has been sucked out of the game.  

We play in a well attended Wembley final but more money goes to the ticket agent than the clubs involved.

Due to factors like this, a relatively well supported club like ours lacks the financial certainty to contract players for more than a year so that every season becomes a perilous rebuilding exercise rather than one of gradual improvement.

As a result, players are unable to commit themselves to a local area and a player of the season is close to leaving because it's too difficult to get to work.

A promising young player moves up two leagues and the club gets no reward for their development over several years.  Pre Bosman, we might have got a fee for Pearson - maybe £100k which would have at least funded Magnay's journey to work and more.  Transfer fees were a reasonably efficient way of passing money down the pyramid.  Now clubs are caught in a spiral where they can't risk long contracts but as a result they don't get transfer fees.  Lose lose for the small clubs.

I remain optimistic that PH can rebuild and hopefully we still keep a core of players but it's hard not to get down hearted.
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May 28, 2015, 8:52am
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I totally agree. A really good post.

"You should do what you love while you can"
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