Money can buy you the top spots in the league table, writes Joel Lamy from the University of Birmingham’s Redbrick:
Sport and politics, we are told, should never mix, which has been show to be prophetic after football officials abandoned any attempts to give all clubs a fighting chance of success.
Without wishing to single them out, Manchester City are the latest example of a club with enough money able to buy the league title. This is not a slight on their achievements – they are far from the first side to do so and their fans have been rewarded for their loyal support when they were in the third tier of English football.
The problem is, having let some rich owners into football, Uefa is now determined to prevent any others pulling the same trick by enforcing Financial Fair Play on all of Europe. From now on, this means clubs will have to spend only what they earn, which means those who are at the top of their respective leagues will now continue to be there for the foreseeable future as they are the ones earning the most money.
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