It should be noted that business and industry aren’t quite the same things.
Football is, of course, a business, but an industry is “a sector that produces goods or related services”.
Whilst I don't like the whole commercialisation of the game I love, I do like what it brings. Safer game to watch (the 'firns' of the 80s and fighting on the terraces are long gone), a better quality pitch (the mud baths of the 70s are history), the ability to watch the away games on TV (not all but a fair few as I can only do home games), the quality of the players we get in the PL are amongst the best (if not the best) players in the world.
I do hate the volume of money involved in football nowadays (Connolly at 19 probably earns more a week than I do a year) and it's attendant 'industry' that's followed the money like a rat up a drainpipe. But give me those downsides any day and twice on Sundays rather than going back to the 'good old days'.
Players travelling by train in this day and age? Sounds like a tall story to me!Heard a story this morning about a radio presenter who was (properly) in the first class section on a train and was required to move to allow the Liverpool squad to take over the carriage. A long way from the days when the players used to get the bus alongside supporters to get to a match. #jumpersforgoalposts
Page 11 of Sunday's programme. "AITC win Industry Leading Award". It's not a bloody industry, it's football. In many ways I prefer the god old bad old days before football became the big business it is now.
COUNTABLE NOUN [oft noun NOUN]
A particular industry consists of all the people and activities involved in making a particular product or providing a particular service.
Would it better if they'd said "AITC win award"?