Manchester City won the premier league trophy a couple weeks ago. They scored two injury time goals against a stubborn QPR to lift the 2011-12 premiership crown. This brought a fascinating end to 1 of the most fiercely contested league battles the premiership has ever witnessed.
Manchester City deserved the trophy due to the fact their team played positive football. This really is attributed to the vastly superior attacking threat offered at their disposal.
Some premiership sides like Swansea also played attacking football with the limited and decent resources they could afford. These players were either locally grown or acquired at reasonable prices on the market.
Manchester City has invested a lot more than £900m into the club since its purchase through the Abu Dhabi Group. And they have gone on to purchase some of the world's finest players at huge transfer fees. The money allocated to acquiring these players doesn't reflect the incomes generated by the club but rather money lavishly splashed through the club's wealthy owners.
Their opponents like Swansea have played relatively good attacking and entertaining football in what is generated by the club. And also the success enjoyed by both clubs is exactly what defines the concept Manchester City "bought their success" this season.
While Manchester City has quality players with sufficient cover in almost every position imaginable, most of their rivals live within their natural means and only spend what they generate. This financial power has transformed City from a team scrapping for Europa to 1 that may win UEFA champions league. It is primarily the unrivalled financial advantage that has enabled them to end their forty-four years of premier league search.
Credit should be given to them simply because they played some breathe-taking football sometimes. Assembling an aspiration squad is a thing but making certain they gel and interact as a team is really a different ball game altogether. Roberto Mancini should therefore be lauded for achieving this great feat.
However, one can only imagine what lengths Mancini could have taken this team if their owners had left the club to operate like a normal business. If they were only allowed to purchase in line with the revenues generated like the majority of football clubs in the premier league their superiority would be nearly non-existent.
As a result therefore, Manchester City fans are taunted to have "bought their success due to their richly assembled squad in comparison to their rivals in England and abroad.