Thursday, 8 March 2007

Investment - where does it lead to?

Where would teams be today if it werent for the investment made in them.
Lets first start by looking at Liverpool in the 1970's and 80's. There can be little doubt that they were a great football team throughout that period, winning numerous trophies. However, would they have been as successfull without the major backing of David Moores?
Manchester United in the 1990s, again a club who holds the most Premiership titles in history. However, again money was a major factor. More recently they themselves have spent vast quantities of money on players.
Chelsea since 2003 have one two Premiership titles, would they have done had it not been for the investment of Abramovich, perhaps not.

However, its not so just the big clubs who can be accused of using money to get better. Fulham is a prime example. In 1996 they were languishing in Division 3 (now league 2) when they were purchased by Millionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed. By the start of the 2001-2002 season, Fulham were in the Premiership. Is this not a similar case?

Where would Wigan FC be if Dave Whelan hadnt purchased them in 1995 when they were in the old Division 3?

The bottom line is investment leads most of the time to more success. (unless your called West Ham...


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