Amber Andy wrote: Conker wrote:
arsene wengers coat wrote:I dont hate the fans martin.
The club is sleepy retirement club from the cotswolds. They have no fans and are not deserving of their league status.
Bring back Orient, Tranmere, Stockport or York. Proper clubs from proper places with real fans.
Dale vince can do one too.
Ps. Does anyone remember watching us beat FGR on BT sports during our promotion season. We scored from a terrible corner. One of the worst deliveries i ever did see.
They got to the FL via bankrolling by a rich owner.
That's what got us back in the football league too, just on a smaller scale due to being a much bigger club. Still millions though.
Im not a fan of FGR but to say they are not deserving of their league status is unfair. They won the playoffs fair and square. The fact they have a rich owner is not unusual these days. Also the traditional EFL clubs you mention have had their chance in the EFL and failed .
Failed or unlucky not to have attracted the right investor.
Its all about money these days, will get more so in the near future and will be the ruin of football.
League tables down to level 8 in the future will reflect investment in the majority of cases.
New money teams like Fleetwood, AFC Fylde, FGR, Crawley etc will gradually replace established league or ex league teams (York, Hartlepool, Torquay, Stockport etc) and will survive alone by being bankrolled rather than gate revenue. It will be a lottery as to which team is bankrolled the most.