Saturday, 27 February 2010

Fiddling While Rome Burns

It strikes me that the more you try to regulate and control people, the more problems you create for everyone.

Take football for example.

Tribal. Passionate. Where battles are fought, won and lost.

Yet it would seem that the Fat Controllers have some deluded belief that they can micro manage behaviour within football's vast sociology.

It will be interesting to see how they deal with Wayne Bridge's refusal to shake hands with Terry, which is, of course, against one of their many, many rules.

And what are they going to do if the likes of Ferguson refuse to be interviewed?

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns.

If they spent even half as much time concentrating on the bigger strategic picture, on rectifying a system that allows clubs to get into ridiculous debt and unsustainable financial positions, they could find themselves heading up a highly successful industry.

Meantime, they will no doubt continue not to notice what's creeping up on them.

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