It’s fair to say that the collapse in global markets engendered a seachange in football. Pressure from banks to repay massive overdrafts has resulted in Premiership clubs waking up and managing their clubs like businesses.
Banks having loaned millions to Premiership clubs are really scared about their investments and they worry about the potential demise of these clubs.
The new modus operandi for football clubs affects owners, managers, players and their agents. Massive fees once gleaned from transfer fees and contract renegotiations are now considered, scrutinised and measured against future club revenues.
Is the Premiership’s Golden Goose Dead?The Premiership goose is not dead, it’s evolving for the sake of preservation. To fight off extinction, the goose has only been laying golden eggs out of necessity and not demand.
Not Sportsman like Nowadays, some players are greedier than they are ambitious. They seem to think that if they ‘shake the tree hard enough’ more money will fall out. Players start to panic whenever the think that the window of opportunity to bank exorbitant dividends from transfer fees is closing.
The more skilful players also feel defenceless, from foul play and vicious career ending tackles.
Some Fans BelieveThe things which concern players most are;
How many millions they will earn this year
How much the media knows about their nasty private life
How long before they get a debilitating injury
Players Feel PressurePressure on players also emanates from fans with justified, high expectations and managers whose jobs are on the line. Pressure also comes in the form of unrelenting media criticism from football journalists. Conversely, enormous anxiety comes from their lifestyle and inability to be discreet.
All things considered it’s inevitable that some players perform, well below par on the pitch and soon lose all confidence in their ability.