These rules were introduced to try and "disuade" clubs from spending money that they don't have, a sort of "protection" plan for badly run clubs. So how the hell does a £49million fine help achieve that ? and surely Man City especially don't need protecting from overspending. Bureaucracy gone mad I dread to think what sort of state our beloved football will be in down the line 20 years.
As a foot note I haven't really enjoyed what has happened at Man City over the last 5 or 6 years. I use to love spotting youngsters playing in the youths ( I use to visit more youth matches than first team games ) and watching them progress to the first team and then maybe the England team and maybe even World Cups, now we have very little of that. Don't get me wrong because at the end of the season it is good to know your team finished as League Champions but for me the heart has gone to be replaced by a results driven "industry" in which I am fast losing interest, even to the point that I am considering switching my allegances to a new club, so that I can recapture some of the things I once loved about the game of football. In recent interviews our chairman has stated again that youth will play a bigger part in the club's future, and there are some decent young englishmen in our current under18 team, so I will wait and see if that happens in the near future, but if it doesn't then I will look elsewhere for my "fix".