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To be honest most leagues around the year are usually contested by the same 3 or 4 suspects, so I can kind of see your point there.
But you can't deny that when you watch individual games that the standard of soccer is fast and exciting.I have been through many terrible things in my life, some of which may have actually happened.
The leagues in western Europe are so unbalance that it's far away from being funny, the EPL has got the best comtetion with 5 great teams along with 6 to 7 good teams but still it will be the same old story with same ending all the time as for the rest like SPL/Seria A/La Liga/Bundesliga and The Eredivisie are leagues with 2 or 3 monster clubs with easily over 50% of the leagues talent at their disposal, as far as the fans go a lot of them go out to see the visiting clubs like the Ajax's/Barça or Bayern's of the World instead of supporting the home team lust like here in the summer with Man U or CD Chivas, so I understand everyone and their views an saying enough of seeing endless dynasties go on and on....
Thats how it is in sports out of the USA, in all of the sports, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey and more. in every single league theres 1-5 dominante teams, which has most of the crowd, most of the titles and etc.
and still, its not known like you guyz are saying, every year is different between those teams.
like the spurs qualified for the CL in 2011 and more,
+ you have to remember in europe its not only bout the leagues, most of the interest is in the CL and EL aswell, take Stoke City as an example, after getting to the FA cup final their playing in europe for the first time since 1985, you know how excited their fans are?
and that’s the reason we don't watch those sports they are to predictable, I like playing them don’t get me wrong but cant stand seeing it played. All teams have fans and die hard fans but the Monster teams have followings here and everywhere no traveling fans just folks all over.
Last edited by Question Mark; 08-28-2011 at 08:05 PM.
well im not talking about the world-wide fans of those teams, im talking bout the fans who get to every game and such. Man U has waiting list of over 20k ppl for season tickets!! do you even get how crazy it is?
right now im trying to get tickets for the Manchester Derby in the 22/10 which is 2 days after Maccabi game in Stoke, and theres like NO tickets,
the football in england is still intresting, maybe for you guys it isnt, but its the most intresting, enjoyable league in the world,
got most of the fans, most of the money, and everything, you cant change the fact theres big teams, but now when owners with no budget limits come from Qatar they even make the league more intresting. who thought in 2007 Manchester City gonna be the hottest team in the league?
its All about the money brother
I recall when Fulham took down Liverpool to stay alive in the EPL and avoid the big drop for the most part the fan base was not happy that the club was saved till the last game of the season - I asked why and they told me many reasons, some good some not so good but I asked how was it in southwest London and the answer was "No one gives a fook here, its not like it was one of the big 4 that got away from the relegation battle and by the way we got more Chelsea cunts here anyway". So with this I have been able to understand that Europe is alike in many ways to the US sports. But back to the topic - As far as the EPL goes the battle this season will be between Liverpool and Man U.
it wont, Liverpool will fall very fast this year. they look horrible, xept for Suarez and Gerard their bunch of players with no future. and i realy hate Caroll.
Manchester City has the biggest quality squad, although the United also has one. its gonna be between those two, and chelsea might join that battle aswell.
Arsenal will finish between 10-7 this year
Three games into the new season and I HIGHLY doubt you can start to make predictions about the outcome of the final league table. Man City has started hot the past three season and have finished outside of the top 3. Man U is Man U and Arsenal are heading for a rebuilding year, but to think for them to finish between 7-10 is plain crazy. However, I do agree that even though the league has become predictable as the rainforest climate, it does make for fun and fast football. That is why it is easy for Eurosnobs here in America to pick a team from Europe to cheer for, they win ALL the time and have the best players; for them to follow a team like Stoke, West Brom, Real Sociedad or Esponyol is out of the question. The top football shirts you will always see here in America worn by fairweather fans are Man U, Chelsea, Barca, Madrid and now big spending Man City. Seldom will those fans actually be from those countries and even know the proper history outside of them winning their most recent championship.
Last edited by Eterno; 08-28-2011 at 09:11 PM.
the only positive thing Liverpol has is their not playing in europe this year.
The EPL list after the 38th game -
1 or 2 - Man U.
1 or 2 - 'pool
3 - Chelsea
4 - Man C.
5 or 6 - T'ham
5 or 6 - Arsenal
7 or 8 - Everton
7 or 8 - Newcastle U.
It will likely be,
A1). Middlesborough (COME ON YOU SMOGGIES!!!)
6). ArsenalAn exclamation one might say if one were to meet a dragon: "Draco!!!! Strectus, Strectus, Strectus. Mortimus Sum!"
Dragon!!!! Shit, Shit, Shit. I'm going to die!
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Can't speak for most leagues but I can watch a EPL game no matter who is playing on the pitch,
Manchester United is going to win the Treble it is a more aggressive club that lost to BARCELONA
Sir Alex is a master craftman of football, until he retires you are always going to see the same old.
Build from the academy, Arsenal knows that but seems to not be growing there players, Chelsea just has rent boys,
And the same with ManCity. Danny Welback born and produce from Manchester area.
Galaxy are going to ManU of MlS I can't wait.
The EPL is the best league in the world to watch, i base that on the fact the vast majority of the worlds population who are into soccer watch it as their number 1 choice. If your english and not a supporter of one of the few big boys you probably aint happy with the lack of parity in this league, it aint much fun when the only chance of you winning a trophy is the league cup which the big boys dont care about something like the US open cup. The MLS is now widely known in the UK but people think its a lower standard of football which it is, so is the dutch, belgian,french, scandinavian, in reality only barca and real madrid are capable of regularly beating the EPL big boys. Beckham started it and now with the signing of henry and keene the average soccer fan in the UK has gone from....whats the MLS, to being able to name a few teams and they are aware of playoffs, the cap and the general set up in the league. @ Gate 11 if you think europeans believe the MLS is a joke, i have some news for you, nobody i know can even name an israeli team, people are more aware of the MLS than the israeli league, thats not being harsh just the truth. In my opinion the MLS is a young league, after 16 years the roots are solid it aint going the way of the NASL and in another 16 years it will have overtaken hockey and be a major sport in the USA, I base my opinion on the growing attendance figures for the league, jesus kansaas city had over 20,000 for their last game against dallas, who would have thought that possible 5 years ago. We get MLS league games on the tv in the UK along with a few spanish, nothing else from overseas, but in saying that the MLS games are on in the early hours of the morning so wont be many watching.
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.....btw.....drogba got knocked out. One of the best knock out I've ever seen. Hahaha I can say that cuz he's alive.