As a football fan i may not agree with how they got to the top of the English game
I think it's fucking marvellous how they've put the cat among the pigeons by splashing the cash. I'm sick of pious, holier than thou fans of already established big & rich clubs cocking a snook at clubs who seek a piece of the pie at the top table via the only realistic means possible. ie. being bought up by rich owners who write huge cheques. Nowt personal, but that's how I see it.
I suppose it is good for the league in general to have a new set of winners to stop the English league being like the Scottish League were only two clubs will ever have a chance of winning the league but i just don't like the way the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have 'achieved' there success.
For me there is no real achievement in being £100's of Millions of pounds in debt, and having some Sugar Daddy buy you any player you want, whilst having no regards to balancing the books or promoting youngsters from the reserve team. In any other business the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City would be in Administration or be out of business if they had the level of debts those two clubs have. To me it makes a mockery of competitive sport, it is unfair to all the other teams when the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have such an unfair advantage over everyone else in the game, also why should clubs look at running a business properly when they know they can be taken over by a rich Billionaire who will bail them out in there hour of need.
City and Chelsea have just being lucky and won the lottery in footballing terms, long gone are the days when littler clubs could compete with the bigger clubs for trophies, never again will we see the likes of Nottingham Forest win a couple of European cups unless they are taken over and that to me is sad, as while the rich get richer and more successful the poorer get poorer. The question that needs to be asked is would Chelsea of won there League titles and reached 2 European Cups without Abramovich's money. The answer is no. Also would Manchester City be challenging and probably winning League Titles without Mansour's money, again the answer is no.
People say the likes of Manchester United also bought there success, this may be true, but at least the money they spent was there own money earned through there own success on the pitch. However many titles the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea win they will never have the same meaning and value as the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool or any other club who have runned there clubs properly and achieved success through having a good business plan, by balancing the book and by being run by good talented managers and by running there clubs effectively. The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are slowly killing football and it's competitive nature.