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Letter: Foreign cash no good for football.

Byline: PAT BRADY

HOW close is our football world to a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah?

Media experts profess that clubs must spend for future success.

And the fans have to keep forking out for today's depressing games.

Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer hit the nail on the head with their summaries of the typical English game.

There are always five defenders guarding the goalkeeper because clean sheets are the be-all and end-all.

How many strikers of our 92 League teams have scored 20 or more goals in a season?

Today's strikers don't score because one man is on his own against the clean-sheet chambermaids.

The existing owners of our once English teams are getting out and selling up shop.

They've had enough. Now it's Birmingham City's turn.

The get-rich buyers are flocking from abroad, hoping for a quick return on their purchase.

The fans will flock to their grounds hoping against hope for change. On show will be a new team, a new owner, a new manager, probably a new referee.

And it will still be a 1-1 draw. If one side doesn't keep a clean sheet, that is.

Come on - give the young British kids a chance, and forget the foreign imports.

PAT BRADY, Burntwood

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2007
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