Thursday 10 July 2008

Blatter needs a cork

There's no stopping Sepp Blatter when it comes to opening his flabby mouth to produce stupid and poorly thought out comments. He almost stupid enough to challenge for a slot on Big Brother, here are his latest efforts talking about Ronaldo's potential movement:

"The important thing is, we should also protect the player....If the player wants to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found because if he stays in a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it's not good for the player and for the club.

I'm always in favour of protecting the player and if the player, he wants to leave, let him leave. I think in football there's too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.

We are trying now to intervene in such cases. The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contacts in order to keep the players and then if he wants to leave, then there is only one solution, he has to pay his contract."

Think before waggling your flabby vocal chords Mr Blatter, you would do well to realise that a contract is a two way agreement and that if players are happy to sign highly lucrative long term deals then they need to take the rough with the smooth, meaning that they should not be able to just walk off for more money whenever they fancy.

Blatter's comparing of player's treatment in the modern game to 'slavery' is beneath contempt,in fact it is rather insulting to the many thousands of people that are genuinely subject to slave like conditions around the world. Modern footballers are the very opposite of slaves.

We don't need to exclusively protect the players, we need to protect the game, in my opinion there is a great danger that the game will be wrecked if players are protected too much at the expense of the clubs. There is a balance here between players and clubs.

Players have brains and if they choose to sign long term deals then they should be prepared to see them out, they should not be allowed to up sticks and move on a whim. Football leagues are becoming less and less competitive thanks to the rich clubs getting richer and richer, so if the likes of Blatter get his way then this will only get far worse, in time you'll be able to predict the league table before the start of season.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo are not abused slaves, they are much more like spoilt brats, and by pandering to their demands Blatter is stupidly risking the future health of the beautiful game. Contracts are two way agreements, not one way mechanisms for players to get paid and then walk off at the first hint of a better offer. Ironically if players continue this trend then their contracts may become shorter, as long contracts may eventually mean so little that clubs may see no need to tie a player to a long term deal, this would obviously not be good for those who suffered nasty career ending injuries. I doubt Ronaldo cares for the consequences of this actions though.


Anonymous said...

I suspect Mr Bladder of receiving a contribution to his pension fund from Real Madrid.

He opens his mouth and the dross pours out.

Anonymous said...

Blatter just hates Britain and England specifically. He resents the historical voting power in europe attributed to Britain back in the day... probably also resenting football came from England. He resents that the Premiership is richest and strongest league. He sees success on a national level of other European teams as reason why the English league should not have the power it does.

Basically, he is an idiot. He is blind to the fact that the Premiership pulls pull in the viewers and the money. His views are counter to that of rights of employees to freedom to work accros Europe. He obviously doesn't understand the commericial nature of modern football... essentially, what has made it so great. The money has to come from somewhere. He doesn't understand the concept of a contract. But he is so much of an idiot that he hasn't thought what he said through at all. If contracts mean nothing and players are free to play where they can earn the highest salaries, would this not further drain all the foreign players from countries across Europe to where the big money is... essentially the Premiership which nets more cash than elsewhere. Precisely what Blatter hates.

1979gooner said...[/url]

FIFA: "Should the protection of contractual stability finally indeed be subverted, FIFA will consider appropriate measures to safeguard the special nature of sport with regard to employment contracts."

So Blatter is also contradicting the official FIFA view too. Twat.

1979gooner said...