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Irish League's rich ambition is driving standards but will the rest get left behind by full-time revolution?

Wealthy owners and full-time football are part of our game and there are fears the financial divide is going to get even bigger

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Big guns: Larne winger Marty Donnelly gets his shot past Glentoran’s Rhys Marshall during their Premiership match at Inver Park last month

Big guns: Larne winger Marty Donnelly gets his shot past Glentoran’s Rhys Marshall during their Premiership match at Inver Park last month

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry and striker Curtis Allen celebrate the club’s League Cup triumph last year

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry and striker Curtis Allen celebrate the club’s League Cup triumph last year

Carrick boss Niall Currie

Carrick boss Niall Currie

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Big guns: Larne winger Marty Donnelly gets his shot past Glentoran’s Rhys Marshall during their Premiership match at Inver Park last month

The haves and have nots. The rich and the poor. Leagues across the world have them and the Danske Bank Premiership is no different.

Money keeps the ball rolling, but the playing field isn't level and the million dollar question is will the current financial gulf become even greater?

It's one of the rules of football. The wealthy prosper more than the rest and while there's precious little fairness about it, this is a business we still cherish.


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