Couch Potato has a bone to pick with the Premier League and he tells us why from the Couch!!
Are the Premier League Nuts? Well top-flight clubs will now be allowed to pick any player in their 25-man matchday squad without fear of sanction from the Premier League.
One person certainly aint happy about this and that’s our own Couch Potato!
He tells us why!!
They will come to regret it.
You mark my words.
They will come to regret this further abdication of authority by an independent body supposed to be running the game in the interests of more than the reigning elite to the turkeys that have indeed never voted for Christmas but always just wanted the power and money of the Premier League for themselves.
What am I am talking about? Well read this from the BBC website first and them I will explain:
The Premier League has changed their rules on so-called ‘weakened’ teams. Top-flight clubs will now be allowed to pick any player in their 25-man matchday squad without fear of sanction from the Premier League… The 20 Premier League clubs agreed at their AGM in early June that any combination of players named in their registered 25-man squads will be able to start a match. The head of communications at the Premier League Dan Johnson confirmed that all the clubs were in favour of the rule change.
The rule has not been totally withdrawn, and clubs will still be at risk of a fine if they select a number of younger players from outside their 25-man squad.
Last November, Blackpool drew 2-2 at home to Everton, before Holloway then made 10 changes to his starting line up for a match at Aston Villa four days later. Blackpool lost the match at Villa Park 3-2, with Holloway giving six players their first start in the Premier League. Holloway defended his selection, saying at the time: ‘I’ve got every right to do what I like.’
Has the whole point of demanding the carroty red head of Rebekah Brooks over the hacking scandal not been about making sure that those with power also face up to their responsibilities?
But in the world of elite football, increasingly distanced from the day-to-day lives of everyday folk, the me-me-me mentality once again wins out over justice, the rule of law, and the setting of good examples to kids growing up on Britain’s increasingly mean streets that, even if the government’s no longer looking out for you, you should still be looking out for your neighbour.
Stand by for a rash of games in which the minnows throw games against the big boys, in the name of squad development and resting up for the only games that actually matter to them, in the head-to-head fights to avoid relegation.
I can only think the PL clubs have thought they might get away with this total lack of respect to paying punters, based on a view that the perhaps mortally wounded Rupert Murdoch hasn’t got the bottle any more to fight for value and standards in what he has paid so handsomely for. And that folks is what used to be called entertainment
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