Friday, May 25, 2007

Show me the money!

According to no less an authority than When Saturday Comes, Melbourne is the oldest football club in the world.

Older than Man Utd, older than Liverpool, older than Real Madrid, older than…well you get the picture.

Which is why the ad I’ve scanned from today’s newspaper is so sad.

Talk about desperate.

We’re currently in round nine of the season and Melbourne has yet to win a game.

As you can imagine, their crowds are dwindling.

So much so, that they’re not getting enough people through the turnstiles to cover the operational costs of the stadium.

Now I’m sure the headline in this ad was intended be ironic, but it’s not.

It’s pathetic.

Melbourne FC – Now paying fans to come to games!

Come on. Who wrote / approved this kind of thinking?