Blimey John...I have never read so much about sticks and twigs in all my life!!
Money will always rule John no matter what. That does not mean it makes football or the CL any less worth watching IMO. Would I like to see Brighton play Barca in the final of the CL? Hell yes. Would it be a good game to watch - Hell no.
See what I mean - you can't have it both ways. Ocasionally you get a smaller team which through either getting a Sheik owner or having a very good manager and backers, will break though (like we did into the top 4) and that is the way it always has been and always will be. Yes the deivide was smaller before the billions that have been pumped into football over recent years but the practice was the same.
Football is and always has been a business. Its just that the swing has moved so much away from the people that actually love/care for the game (us, Bill Nicholson, Shankly etc etc) towards people who want to become rich or richer. Can't get away from it and it does not stop us watching games. Yes of course its a shame and I wish it had not happened but there we are.
Will I be watching Chelsea V Barca in the CL final - yes absolutely right I will. Unless of course one of those smaller teams that no one fancies sneaks through and if that is the case I will be praying they win.