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How football got broken beyond repair

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by FranniesTache, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. FranniesTache

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    Those of us who go to games up and down the country end up chatting to a lot of real supporters


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    You know football is just not the way it was anymore for a whole host of reasons

    - No connection with the teams/managers
    - Robotic players
    - Introduction of VAR
    - TV companies not caring about fans
    - Too much politics bullshit
    - No atmosphere at games
     
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    Yeah its a sorry state when you look at leagues like the MLS with envy, club actively involved in the community, embrace their fan base and give them freedoms to create an atmosphere, cheap tickets and real identity, we're going backwards. Just look at the friendly matches yesterday at charlotte and Minnesota, the atmosphere was electric, fans in England just sit in silence and they say the yanks don't have passion for 'soccer', its more like the other way round.
     
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    Real identity in the MLS? :laugh:
     
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  5. stephen jenkins

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    Yes the cities embrace the club and fans unlike here.
     
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    Thing I really can't stand with the yanks and their sport though; is that "offence, offence", "defence, defence" chanting. It's just so dull and cringe.
     
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    Sure, watching Team Red Bull playing at The ExxonMobil Arena does actually embrace the American culture quite well.

    What do you mean the cities embrace the clubs and fans? I don't understand what you're trying to say.
     
  8. stephen jenkins

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    That there is a sense of community within the club, that it's a celebration of the city itself, the pride of their city, and the club realise the fans are integral not just there to make the club money. You only have to read about how the club officials give their fans a voice, freedom in the stands and are actively encouraged to create an atmosphere, freedoms we could only dream of in England...and this is the states.. a country often derided for not getting 'football'. Given the choice between watching matches in england and the states I know which one looks like more fun.
     
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    Erm what, they’re franchises and can change city as they see fit as long as it doesn’t infringe on another teams territory.
     
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    That doesnt seem to bother them.
     
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    Watching the live car crash that's going on at Barcelona makes you wonder what it's all coming to. And The ESL dream of a few isn't totally dead.
     
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    Leivapool Arrogantly inferior.

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    Nation states taking over clubs for sports washing vehicles is speeding it along. These clubs are desperate for ways to keep up with the Premier League's revenues & the dodgy sums pumped into the likes of PSG.
     
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    Leivapool Arrogantly inferior.

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    To follow...



    You can see why powerbrokers at the top clubs in Italy etc. would be behind the idea of a Super League. Stark imbalance in finance that looks likely to only grow further.
     
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    It doesn't help that they're relying on sponsorship money from increasingly dodgy places to try to keep up too. Some crypto wankers that sponsor Inter and Roma have completely tanked today. These are the gambles they're willing to take, so they'll definitely be up for a Super League.

    The Super League will happen between Spain, Italy, Portugal and a few others. They'll have to band together to survive. Who can.nlsne them either? The Premier League has grown that big that it's a detriment to the overall game.
     
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    The Premier league hasn't grown 1 bit a few clubs at the top have.

    Sooner the better for me get the scab6 out of here ASAP and get football back to how it was.
     
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    Jason Spurs optimist

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    :laugh:

    Everton are arguably just as responsible for the direction football has gone in tbh. Weren't they one of the "big 5" that pushed for the Premier League? Should boot them out along with the "scab6".
     
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    The Premier League has, a team being promoted immediately goes into the top 50 richest clubs in the world. It's absolutely insane.
     
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    Yes on the back of 4 of 5 clubs.

    Premiere league was still the same clubs.

    Happy to help.
     
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    was even a 22 team league, though I actually can't remember when that changed. I want to say 94 maybe?
     
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    1994-5, the year we went up 4 went down from the PL.
     
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