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Money can't buy you love...

Posted on: January 27, 2009 9:08 am
 

Ken Bates bought Chelsea for a pound...

Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea for £140 Million...

And now the Germans are in for Chelsea, for about £800 Million...

How things change...

I'm not sure how I feel about this latest buy out, Ken was the man who saved Chelsea and brought us to the brink of greatness...
Roman furthered the cause and brought true glory to Chelsea...
For both I have affection, they've raised the club to different height's, both in different ways but both as important as the other...
So what does this new lot bring?

Financial security? I doubt it...
Eternal glory? Already there...
So that kind of leaves a buy and sell club, interested in just making money...
After all, these men are just investors...

So where does that leave the fan, me?

Ken loved Chelsea, he done everything to move us forward and more importantly, he loved Football...
Roman bought in for the personal love of Footballing glory and Chelsea happened to be that vessel but, again, he loved Football...

So what of these new guys?
Do they have Football at heart?
Do they have Chelsea at heart?
Do they have a heart?

God knows...

And not being God...

How do I know...

Category: Soccer
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Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 10:37 am
 

Money can't buy you love...

Apparently I was wrong...

Sort of...
Money can't buy you love but it can buy you success...

Real success...

Let's take a small town club like Hoffenheim FC, in 1990 they were bought by German Dietmar Hopp (Yes, he's rich)
In 2000 they were promoted to the forth division of Germany and have proceded to continue this climb to the Bundesliga, promoted last year after only one season in Bundesliga 2...
At the winter break they sit a top the Bundesliga...
Not bad for your first season...

Not bad for a team playing in the German 8th tier of football 18 years ago!!!

If they were to stay where they are, not only would they be German champions but would be in the Champions league proper...

So money can buy you success...

Probably still not love...

Or Kaka... Tongue out



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