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Abolishing transfer fees may have to be the answer


So a week of turmoil for both Manchester United and Wayne Rooney has come to an end with both parties peacefully reconciled. All the arguments in the pubs and clubs have all proven to be  pointless as have the thousands of words and opinions published but the core problem for football still exists. One man who hit the nail on the head was Blackpool manager Ian Holloway because his outburst was completely correct and justified – up to a point. The ‘Bosman’ ruling is NOT the real problem and as much as people like Holloway would love to see it wished away, the fact is that it never will. UEFA and FIFA spent years and millions of Euros fighting it in the courts but at the end of the day they were forced to bow to the law. Cases like we have just witnessed with Rooney happens every day of the week all over the world.  ‘Bosman’ will always be with us whether we like it or not, the solution is to find a better way of living with it  – and the answer may not be all that difficult.

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A Liverpool fans concern for OUR football’s future


When we emphasise that Truly Reds is a Manchester United blog for Manchester United fans, it may sound like the bleedin’ obvious but there’s a reason why that basic statement needs to be made on this occasion. Truly Reds has written in the past about the rising costs of watching football and why the game faces a bleak future. It’s a future which every fan should be worried about whether they support United or any other club which is why the following essay from a Liverpool fan is being featured in this Manchester United blog. Just replace any reference made to LFC with a United or any other Premier League club one and these comments become equally applicable.
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A Liverpool fans concern for OUR football's future


When we emphasise that Truly Reds is a Manchester United blog for Manchester United fans, it may sound like the bleedin’ obvious but there’s a reason why that basic statement needs to be made on this occasion. Truly Reds has written in the past about the rising costs of watching football and why the game faces a bleak future. It’s a future which every fan should be worried about whether they support United or any other club which is why the following essay from a Liverpool fan is being featured in this Manchester United blog. Just replace any reference made to LFC with a United or any other Premier League club one and these comments become equally applicable.
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