The state of club football

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bman2
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3 weeks ago

https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... n-juventus

Good column there by Wilson on the lack of competitiveness in club football, especially the other four big leagues, and pressures for a European league.

25 out of the last 28 possible league titles won by Juve, PSG, Bayern, Barca: that’s just pathetic. Shocking. I’d ont know why people keep watching. Have their audiences been shrinking?

It actually makes the shite state of the United all the more frustrating — we’ve pissed away the advantages we built up in the Fergie years.
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It is stale as fuck, a real lack of competitiveness

And the Prem int much better. Cty are gonna win 3 in a row this season, and probably all the other domestic cups too, like they did last season.

FFP was supposesly meant to make football more competitive, but it hasn't
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Success on the pitch has allowed Europe's big clubs to attract the best football talent; not just players, but coaches and staff and directors and executive and probably even tea ladies. This cream of talent generates an ever larger percentage of the money available and the beat goes on, the rich clubs just keep getting richer.
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Yeah it's the infrastructure behind top clubs that's evolved massively in recent years that's allowed em to consolidate power, with City leading the pack. It's not just their UAE state wealth, it's their state level organisation and planning that sees em dominate the Prem.

We just have Ed, an ex banker, and about 12 yank Glazer cunts taking out money
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2 weeks ago

Can't help feeling that the failure of PL clubs to rally to Bury's help is a sad state of affairs too...
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
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Absolute legend nails it. God, United used to be great, full of character.
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bman2 wrote:
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Absolute legend nails it. God, United used to be great, full of character.
It's cryptic but also a bit tongue in cheek as well. He knows his own image. He's just class.
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