When Michel Platini confirmed yesterday the UEFA spending rules would go ahead and the group of big clubs agreed that was the end of the dream for us.
When Randy joined with MON we saw a chance with Randy’s money of breaking the elite group of the top 4 and bring CL football to VP for the first time. However when UEFA first put about the rule to restrict sugar daddies, that was the day Randy closed the pay cheque because simply we could never compete with those rules.
As Adam2003 on VT said he got this spot on
One point: it makes it harder for anyone to crack into the top, as the most successful clubs will have the most money. But it does take the advantage away from sugar daddies and clubs spending beyond their means.
That is us !!
No wonder the big clubs supported the Platini moves it fixed in their positions for good, it meant no more Man City, no more little Villa’s having our dreams it was over.
This is positive MOOD week for me and what has helped is the realisation this week we are a mid table club. Who may get decent cup runs once in a while but we can now never compete for the top 4 and I think everyone at Villa accepts that.
This is now the realism of modern football.
It is why Milner left (yes money helped !!), it is why Young will leave because we will never generate the revenues needed to pay the required wage bill for a top 4 challenging club.
We had better get used to that because any talk from Villa in any way of CL football is just foolish and misleading rubbish.