Shadow sports minister Hugh Robertson has promised sports fans that the Conservatives, if elected, would review the controversial ‘league table’ system for football teams. The system, introduced by the Blair government in 1997, was meant to offer football fans the chance to objectively compare teams’ performances using numerical criteria. But since its inception the scheme has been mired in controversy, with critics saying it unfairly compares the performance of wealthy teams such as Chelsea with poorer inner city sides such as Manchester City.
Posted: Sep 19th, 2009
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