Eh, it sucks that Bayern's running away with the title, but the battle behind them has been incredible. Dortmund and Leverkusen should take two of the CL places, but really, Dortmund's the only lock after Bayern. The gap from 5th to 11th is one of 3 points, and they're only 5-7 points back of teams in 2nd-4th. Add that there's a lot of good soccer being played and the success in europe, it's been a very exciting year.
True or not, that comment encapsulates everything that's wrong with modern football. No competition, certainly no upstart competition allowed. If an unfashionable club has the audacity to develop & a field a great player they should do the decent thing & sell him to a sugar daddy or Barca, Madrid or Munich, total competition killing BS!
You have my sympathies but thats world football.
Ideally, Bale would have stayed with Southampton and starred there but the same structure of football you railed against allowed tottenham to buy him in the first place.