So the Premier league season is over, congratulations to Manchester City for buying..... Sorry, I meant winning the Premier League! After 44 years all their hard work finally paid off. From the grass roots they built their success on with their youth system nurturing players through to the first team stars they are today. They made shrewd player purchases using money they generated through their own success... what a fantastic achievement.... Oh wait, turns out that’s not the case!
Seriously though, winning the Premier League is not an easy thing (beginning of the season odds and opinions at many different bookies show that sports leagues are a closely competitive and open field, with obvious favourites, like Manchester Utd!) and there is no doubt Manchester City has got a great squad of players. It’s not the fact they have won the league that annoys many people, it is the way they have done it.
Since the arrival of Shiekh Mansour Manchester City have spent around £480 million on transfers in little over four year on various players. Not to mention the ones that have since be discarded like Craig Bellamy, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Jo and Wayne Bridge! Players who came for sizable fees but were ultimately considered surplus to requirements, what were they thinking?.
But hold on a moment haven’t United been doing this for years some people say? What about Rio, Rooney, Veron, Berbatov, van nistelrooy etc? Which again is valid point, but with one massive difference: United have spent money earned from gate receipts and sponsors and success built up through years and years of history and being successful. City, like Chelsea before them, has used a billionaire to take them from nothing to champions.
So the question is, could this be classed as cheating?!
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