Is real madrid ruining football

Iceland
July 1, 2009 5:47pm CST
Do you people think Real Madrid is ruining this awesome sport, for my part then I think these super high purchases on players can't be good for the sport, the prices on players has gone way to high, and then there are only like 5 teams who can uy good players.
6 responses
2 Jul 09
Personally, I believe that this will not ruin football. In fact this is an example of market forces. Anyway buying these players does not guarentee them succes. This is a strategy that Real Madrid are choosing to implement and it has it's bad points. As some of you have already mentioned it could have an adverse affect on team chemistry. They are also putting themselves under financial pressure. Also i know that if my team was spending this sort of money on these players I would be delighted. Finally, Real Madrid should be great to wath next season and I cant wait to see them play and other people will surely agree. Meaning if anything this could increase the popularity, creating more revenue for other, smaller clubs and actually improving the beautifull game.
• India
2 Jul 09
Man! That's a very economist view you got there! :) I agree that Real Madrid will be worth watching this coming season, but think about the future of the players also. Look at this: How many strikers do Real Madrid have? Raul Van Nistelrooy Higuain Huntelaar Robben and now Benzema and possibly Ronaldo(he's a winger but he'll play striker too) That makes it 7. I've never seem any team play with more than 3 strikers. So that just proves that some players will remain out of action. Probably the Old players like Raul and Nistelrooy( They'll lose much more without these experienced players) but still that leaves 5 strikers. The young players will not have enough matches to develop themselves. I've only spoken about the Forwards yet! Lets look at the mid-field Kaka Gago Sneijder Van der Vaart L. and M. Diarra Javi Garcia and Ronaldo Thats 7 as well. How many subs can you make? Three. So that leaves more players out of action. And so on........
• India
2 Jul 09
True man! After Kaka and Ronaldo they've bought Benzema. This isn't good for the players. They'll start competing within the team and thus there will be no chemistry. They can only play eleven players at once!!
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 09
Yeah ... you are right. Real Madrid will go buy every single good player available. But, you can not blame in on Perez alone. He is businessman and his goal is to make Real Madrid rich and famous. The only blame we should throw at is to the player. If they know that it is hard for them to play week in week out at that club, why on earth they sign for that club. They have a choice to make at the first place. They can not be force to move to other club they don't want to.
• India
7 Jul 09
well yes they are. the players who choose to go there are just looking for fame. a real football player would go to an EPL or La liga club. they would just make a fool of themselves if they dont win the league this year.
@Sangkala (238)
• Indonesia
3 Jul 09
i think modern football have 2 main side. first, outside field, club management, their responsibility is to manage the club, to increase the club value, money, players transfer, club image, etc. some others thing like that. second, inside the flied, the players it self, including the coach. their responsibility is to win all the games they play. win the league, trophy, and soon. Before kaka, ronaldo and now benzema, madrid already have lots brilliant players. but what have they win and reach last season?nothing. so i think have lots good players is not a guarantee that the club will became a superior club. more important is how the club manage to build good atmosphere among those brilliant players. if they fail, this season is just another bad season for madrid. i believe madrid will sold lots of players soon, just to make balance for their funds. thanks
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
2 Jul 09
Hi croozo, I don't think that what R. Madrid did is ruining football. This is an open market. Madrid have to pay that price because the club that want to sell that player want that much amount before they agreed to release him. Good players hard to find and a bit impossible to buy. If you can't afford to buy, train your own players. Arsenal is the good examples of good producer of back up player. Real Madrid maybe have all the top players in the world, but they wouldn't win anything from that. The history will repeated again and again. Maybe they have chance to steal La Liga crown from Barca. But, they totally can't win Champion League. Believe me. Thanks for this discussion and have a nice day.
@glygaa (96)
• Australia
2 Jul 09
I agree, its always the same Teams in the Champions League Finals, its not fair for the teams with less money. Aw well. Its just the way it is. Nothing you can do. Even though Real has both Kaka & Ronaldo, they will not win this year. Barcelona have a greater Defence :) http://f28a0681.thesegalleries.com