Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Sports Forum

Sports Forum

  1. 16 Apr '07 10:47
    Hi i'm from England our top leauge is the premership and nearly every club good, bad and damn right rubbish is been took over by foreign investers. Which means the managers bring in foreign players and force englishmen out of their country. Stop it!!!
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    16 Apr '07 11:51
  3. 16 Apr '07 13:44
    In case you hadn't noticed, even the British owners and managers are quite capable of bringing over loads of foreign players. It's because they're much better value.
  4. Standard member Cityblue
    Moonchester
    16 Apr '07 14:03
    Originally posted by mtthw
    In case you hadn't noticed, even the British owners and managers are quite capable of bringing over loads of foreign players. It's because they're much better value.
    Some of the foreign imports are better value, an awful lot are expensive and prove to be quite unsuited to the premier league and soon go back home again.....

    I understand why any manager would buy top foreign players, but some of the mediocre ones that come here on big wages, instead of giving the young british players a go is crazy IMO....
  5. 16 Apr '07 17:49 / 1 edit
    Yes, but look at the transfer fees half-decent English players go for. There have been a number of big mistakes, but on average a foreign player (especially those from less fashionable areas such as Scandinavia) will cost less than an English player of equivalent skill. And that follows all the way down.

    Some managers have made their career on getting it right. How much do you think the Arsenal squad would have cost if they were all English?