- Aug 22, 2015
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I have been shocked by Wycombes antics, but it is refreshing to have fans that know this is an issue and actively don't like it. If it gets you up then it will be worth it.
I know I'll be in a heavy minority here, but I completely disagree with this. And I'm talking generally, not in regards to Wycombe who I know nothing about. Most teams justify it by referencing their smaller playing budgets, but if you get promoted, then surely you play against teams with even bigger budgets and the problem is exacerbated. You end up having to resort to even more underhand tactics. At what point do you just accept living within your means and focus on providing something enjoyable for fans to watch?
I accept there is some trade off - if you're about to drop down into the conference if you don't start winning, for me. But would I want to win league two at the expense of having to watch us play more cynically? No. The mere status of being in League One is not a transformative event in my life.
I saw Stoke under Pulis, surely one of the better examples of this, and I've never had less fun at a game of football.