Have you ever been in love before?
- Apr 18, 2008
The new Chelsea fans are so much worse than the @duffers of this world. Such a distorted view of football. The added Americanisation of it is tragic.But that IS the clubs history now. Many or most of these clubs will never attract top talent and keep them for a career. Ajax is a major team, with a huge fanbase. They want to seriously compete in champions league, and sometimes do. BUT at this point they know 2 to 3 years is what they get with their best talents. And if the talents aren’t good enough to attract that interest they have probably had their place in the Ajax squad taken anyway. Is that incorrect?
Fanbases adapt to this. Going back to the baseball example: the Durham Bulls fans get excited to see the new talents coming through. It’s part of their identity.
Fans go into the season with the excitement of possibly being surprised by the next big thing in world football.
Is that worse than to get the same or poorer results with older, lower quality players that stay at the club an avg of 2 to 3 years longer?