For some reason I've never quite managed to fathom, the word "investment" means something entirely different when applied to football. In the real world, people invest in something in hope that the entity you have invested in returns sufficient profits to make you your money, plus a bit extra back. Whether one agrees with such obvious capitalism or not is not the issue - we can all see how the theory works. However, when applied to football, "investment" changes somewhat.
|Another week, another set of dodgy owners.|
As we know all to well, reliance on such "investment" doesn't come without it's risks. One day you are miserable and bored at your ground of a hundred years, watching football just below the Football League. Just over a year later you hopful of seeing your team play in Burton Latimer in a division just slightly higher than a kick about with your mates!
One day football will come to it's senses and realise it can employ footballers without making them instant millionaires. Until then our TV screens are continually going to show swarthy men, walking out onto pitches to take the eager applause of supporters. They will be showing off gleaming smiles through stubbled faces, looking like they've just been squeezed into a business suit, with a brand new scarf draped over their flabby shoulders.