Modern football is an industry that is heading to its natural doom. With players nowadays costing 200 million pounds and the salaries of some of the players hitting 500,000 pounds or more per week we are talking madness.
In Bolehland terms, 200 million pounds is a cool billion ringgit. With the kind of money you could set up not just a business but a conglomerate.
Why would anyone think that a mortal football player is worth that kind of money? And with each passing year, the costs only skyrocket.
That is the kind of madness that is gripping the so-called beautiful game today. All because of the insatiable ego to stay one step ahead of others.
But big time spending is no absolute guarantee of big time success.
There must come an end to the madness. Because you can't operate a business when the costs of doing business go up and up and up in the twinkling of an eye.
A player has optimistically a 10 year shelf-life if acquired in his early 20s. If acquired in his mid 20s, he has optimistically only half of that shelf-life!
Not to mention that at any moment he may be seriously injured and out of the equation entirely. Insurers may think the premiums justify the risks.
Fools are always blinded by quick money.
And modern football by its big time ego.
May it die a quick death to save everyone the indignity of being part of the folly and having to pay big time for it.