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The Football Club is due to be aired on Channel 4 at 10pm Sunday, July 29.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2018/07/20/emotional-documentary-on-west-broms-season-being-aired-on-television/
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Spiralling transfer fees
« Last post by ex coseley kid on Today at 10:43:21 AM »
The football world will eventually cave in on itself when people get fed up with football on TV, and the likes of SKY and BT drastically cut the amount of money they pump into the game. Fees and wages leave a bad taste in my mouth in the world we live in right now. But that goes for a lot of sports. And the fact the so many players act like spoilt brats only adds to the bad taste. You have players on 100k+ that cant even play with both feet. Agents demanding millions to conduct a transfer for their player, doing just a few hours work. It's a complete joke. Do I blame them - No. I would do the same. I blame the system that has allowed greed to take over the game I once loved. When I first had SKY 15 years ago I would watch game after game. But now I can't even sit through 90 minutes without flicking through the other channels. And when I see these 100k super stars unable to control a simple pass it just winds me up. Their wages no longer bare any resemblance to their ability. I am slowly but surely falling out of love with the game.

Well said. A part of me would like to see the collapse you predict, if only to try and restore some true value to the game. It IS getting harder to love football because it is all about the money and therefore farcical.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Spiralling transfer fees
« Last post by Maresca Was A Baggie on Today at 10:34:42 AM »
The football world will eventually cave in on itself when people get fed up with football on TV, and the likes of SKY and BT drastically cut the amount of money they pump into the game. Fees and wages leave a bad taste in my mouth in the world we live in right now. But that goes for a lot of sports. And the fact the so many players act like spoilt brats only adds to the bad taste. You have players on 100k+ that cant even play with both feet. Agents demanding millions to conduct a transfer for their player, doing just a few hours work. It's a complete joke. Do I blame them - No. I would do the same. I blame the system that has allowed greed to take over the game I once loved. When I first had SKY 15 years ago I would watch game after game. But now I can't even sit through 90 minutes without flicking through the other channels. And when I see these 100k super stars unable to control a simple pass it just winds me up. Their wages no longer bare any resemblance to their ability. I am slowly but surely falling out of love with the game.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Spiralling transfer fees
« Last post by VANDERLEI on Today at 10:17:01 AM »
Transfer fees generally increase every year. This year, however, they have exploded. Some crazy, astronomical fees are being quoted/paid for average players. What worries me is whether we will be able live in this market if we manage to climb back to the Premier League next season. I have my doubts.

We will be able to live in the Prem as the inflated fees directly reflect the financial rewards. A high quality scouting system is key to success.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Spiralling transfer fees
« Last post by royhan on Today at 10:06:11 AM »
Transfer fees generally increase every year. This year, however, they have exploded. Some crazy, astronomical fees are being quoted/paid for average players. What worries me is whether we will be able live in this market if we manage to climb back to the Premier League next season. I have my doubts.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Claudio Yacob
« Last post by Scooby Doo on Yesterday at 10:57:42 PM »
I believe most Premier (or ex) players donate to charity

Think Quinn was the original though and certainly set the trend.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Claudio Yacob
« Last post by costa blanca baggie on Yesterday at 10:41:57 PM »
Always remember Niall Quinn I think raising about £1m from his and donating the lot.
I believe most Premier (or ex) players donate to charity
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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Last post by iwastherein68 on Yesterday at 09:46:56 PM »
There's a bloke in the Halfords that's got them, says he feels more confident but his eyes do get sore during the evening
Love it mate :)
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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Last post by WBArgo on Yesterday at 07:17:14 PM »
He's as much an English businessman as anything though. Earned all of his money in the UK.

I struggle to think of any investment that has come from Arabia that has failed to be honest.

Malaga are probably the biggest case of investment from that part of the world failing.
I agree, he's basically English. Even still, their problem is more with his personality rather than his finances, I believe their most successful period ever is due to him, they are still in the Championship today which is ok by their standards.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Kit/ Sponsors
« Last post by Scooby Doo on Yesterday at 06:59:41 PM »
Bring back the yellow and blue

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