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Where’s the loyalty in the modern game?

Loyalty is something we don’t often see any more. The likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Javier Zanetti unfortunately look like the last of their kind. Football has been transformed from a game kids dream of turning professional in and playing because it brought them joy into nothing but a business where money is prioritised. Players ignore all the things their clubs have done for them when money is mentioned. The passion and support of the fans behind them means nothing anymore because money is talking. The virtue of patience is long gone now. It’s all about agents ruining the game. All this comes in play when you witness a situation such as the current ongoing one with Ravel Morrison.

A local lad and a fan of the club who’s touted as the greatest talent United have produced since the ginger prince came marshalling through the ranks is holding the club at ransom, if Fergie is to be believed. The Reds have stood by him throughout his toughest times but this is how he repays them. He is a player who has the ability and potential to have the world at his feet and achieve many glorious moments in the future, yet he is willing to throw it all away for a few extra thousand on his weekly salary which the club isn’t willing to offer. It all makes sense since he is just an 18 year old who has only made 2 League Cup appearances this season. But what Ravel doesn’t realise is the fact that United is the best club for him to develop at and fulfill his potential. There’s still time for him to show some loyalty and choose to stay but it looks unlikely at this stage.

The saddest part of this is that it shows what football currently lacks. The beautiful sight of watching a young player developing into a world beater and a legendary prestige at a club while repaying the fan’s passionate support with loyalty is like finding a 90s show on today’s TV guide; it’s been turned into a rarity.

Where do you stand on this loyalty debate?

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6 responses to “Where’s the loyalty in the modern game?”

  1. Kjghiules says:

    loyalty begins at home your family should be your first priority so when you have a legand at your place of work who stabs his brother in the back for 8 years just so he can get a little extra on the side what sort of example dose that set the younger players at the club

  2. Kjghiules says:

    loyalty begins at home your family should be your first priority so when you have a legand at your place of work who stabs his brother in the back for 8 years just so he can get a little extra on the side what sort of example dose that set the younger players at the club

  3. Tunjibadejo says:

    there’s messi, xavi, iniesta, casillas,gerrard etc. talk less of players like cleverley welbeck wilshire kp boateng thomas muller thiago etc who ware likely to stay at their respective clubs for the rest of their careers

  4. Tunjibadejo says:

    there’s messi, xavi, iniesta, casillas,gerrard etc. talk less of players like cleverley welbeck wilshire kp boateng thomas muller thiago etc who ware likely to stay at their respective clubs for the rest of their careers

  5. what is wrong? says:

    it’s a shame beacause look at mccharachan or what’s his name, the player with chelsea who went on loan to swansea. He is also one of the potential english world beaters alond with wilshere. He didn’t want more money instead he went on loan. Same was with wilshere and i think ramsey too. So what’s wrong with our players, this is my question,

  6. what is wrong? says:

    it’s a shame beacause look at mccharachan or what’s his name, the player with chelsea who went on loan to swansea. He is also one of the potential english world beaters alond with wilshere. He didn’t want more money instead he went on loan. Same was with wilshere and i think ramsey too. So what’s wrong with our players, this is my question,