Friday, May 11, 2007

Hacks with personal agendas get knickers in a twist over gentleman's agreement.

Shock horror, the hacks with agendas are coming out of the woodwork trying to get United docked points because Tim Howard didn't face his former club in the recent Everton v United game which the Red's won 4-2.

Martin Samuel hasn't stopped carping about this for about two weeks - we know why, the team he supports could be docked points for breaking Premier league rules. This is the same chap who was advocating a relaxation of the rules because third party ownership of players is ok in other parts of the world. In my opinion this is a very dangerous road to go down, further to which Carlos Tevez is still owned by a third party and that cannot be right either.

Clearly you can have a gentelman's agreement as long as it's not in writing - I'd argue that there has been cases in the past where this has happened and it will happen again in the future, I'm sure it has happened following controversial moves and it kind of makes sense in some circumstances.

However, Samuel is suggesting this is the start of the slippery road to curruption and then tries to justify his arguments by saying look what happened in Italian football, which is a slur on English football that has by and large be free of corruption.

Is is not somewhat ironic that it is this same hack is advocating that it is ok for third parties to own players, which seems far more murky and open to potential abuse?

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree that Samuel is going completely over the top on this issue.


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