Recently, European newspapers and soccer magazines have been, like a group of self-satisfied Chicken Littles, proclaiming the end of an era. The global financial crisis has halted the days of billionaire takeovers and big spending, they say. The soccer bubble is bursting.
Many think this is a good thing. Money, they say, is ruining soccer. Last week the London Times’ “50 worst things about football” condemned the sport’s rich, their new stadiums and their paychecks. “When was the last time a milkman lifted the FA Cup?” it lamented. When was the last time a milkman delivered your milk? Read the rest at ESPN.