We may not like it but we have to lump it! Footballers and their agents now hold all the cards and there's absolutely nothing anyone can do about it. Whether we're talking about world giants or smaller clubs, they are openly being blackmailed by their star players who are influenced by their greedy agents. The plain truth is that most footballers – and I emphasise MOST rather than ALL, do not have the brains to think for themselves, relying on self serving, money grabbing car salesman type opportunists to be in control of their careers.
Don't believe me? Here are some examples JUST from this season
demanded a move from Aston Villa to Manchester City – He won
Wayne Rooney wanted out of United unless his demands were met – He won
Carlos Tevez insisted on leaving Manchester City, all of a sudden – He won
Darren Bent demanded to leave Sunderland for Aston Villa – He won
Fernando Torres wants a multi million pound move to Chelsea – He WILL win
Charlie Adams has his heart set on leaving Blackpool – He WILL win
Cesc Fàbregas is desperate to leave Arsenal for Barcelone – He WILL win
If someone as wily as Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish cannot combat these sorts of player/agent demands, what possible hope is there for anyone else?
Is there any way for player agents like Paul Stretford to be eliminated from football?