• ! ! ! IMPORTANT MESSAGE ! ! !

    Discussions about police investigations

    In light of recent developments about a player from Premier League being arrested and until there is an official announcement, ALL users should refrain from discussing or speculating about situations around personal off-pitch matters related to any Arsenal player. This is to protect you and the forum.

    Users who disregard this reminder will be issued warnings and their posts will get deleted from public.

European Super League

Are you in favour of the European Super League?


  • Total voters
    256
  • Poll closed .

Rasmi

Negative Nancy

Country: England
@Blood on the Tracks with the fifth consecutive novel repeating the same nothing, "they're too greedy and it's their own fault" brilliant insight about leagues you know nothing of. Nothing to do with 50+1, fan-owned clubs or Abramovich and his kind buying in, nah it's all because them lazy damn foreigners are yet to look into a mirror and find internal solutions.

The PL is dominating everyone else because of Rupert Murdoch, that's pretty much it, the TV deals and invitiation of rich investors to buy clubs and turn them into their toys go back directly to him. **** all to do with clubs in other countries being too greedy, like the PL clubs are run by charities.
One of the advantages England has over France and Germany is everything is for sale here. As long as the money is right people don’t care who owns their club. I mean half of London is bought up by foreigners. People in France and Germany make transactions like this harder. They are more protective of their stuff. There is good and bad to this. The good is obviously the money. The bad is few American billionaires pretty much control English football

I do think if Qataris buy United atleast the power between Americans and Arabs in English football will become more even with city, United and Newcastle being Arabs with us, Chelsea and Liverpool being American
 

akhil

Well-Known Member
Napoli put 4 behind Liverpool. We lost to psv and Everton if you want to go that route. I tell you one thing. If we played napoli today we would be underdogs

You will have seasons where everything comes together for a team, Monaco a few years ago when they reached the UCL semis and won the league. Very smart and lucky recruiting can close the spending gap but the odds of maintaining that is hard.

I'm not just talking about the individual matches though. I saw AC milan Chelsea, it was like when we play some noname EL team. Juve were losing to UCL filler teams. No Italian team has done anything of note in the CL in a long while. Even Allegri's Juve that reached the final had avorable draws en route.

Money talks at the end of the day, and Serie A revenue is comparable to Ligue Un than PL.
 

Rasmi

Negative Nancy

Country: England
You will have seasons where everything comes together for a team, Monaco a few years ago when they reached the UCL semis and won the league. Very smart and lucky recruiting can close the spending gap but the odds of maintaining that is hard.

I'm not just talking about the individual matches though. I saw AC milan Chelsea, it was like when we play some noname EL team. Juve were losing to UCL filler teams. No Italian team has done anything of note in the CL in a long while. Even Allegri's Juve that reached the final had avorable draws en route.

Money talks at the end of the day, and Serie A revenue is comparable to Ligue Un than PL.
This is literally us though. We were not even favourites to make top 4. I still maintain Napoli is better than us
 

akhil

Well-Known Member
"viewers wanted to watch the PL" nobody gave a **** about the PL until the late 90s. Italian clubs were levels ahead and even if their own ineptitude and corruption led to their own downfall without the massive influx of money in England the PL would never have caught up with them.

Yes PL rights are distributed more evenly in the UK which is good and something other leagues should do as well. But it's a lot easier to generously share a couple billion evenly than to share a fraction of it. The size of the cake is most relevant not of the portion.

Domestic European leagues weren't very global back in the 90s. Global broadcasting wasn't a big thing back then. And the Italian teams were levels ahead because of the investment from their owners. Berlusconi, Moratta and the Agnelli family are all billionaires in their own right. Also the world cup in 90 would have seen a ton of public funds to build/improve the football infrastructure in the country. They just haven't invested in themselves since then from the looks of it.
Hell, even Real and Barca have had state actors backing them in the past.
 

scytheavatar

Established Member
You won't find anyone who hates Bayern more than me anywhere, the reasons for their dominance go back decades and are actually mostly political in nature.

The reason for their dominance is because the other German teams are a freaking joke with joke management......... Dortmund is happy to get lots of transfer money but where do they go to?
 

MartiSaka

Join my "Occupy A-M" movement here 🗳
The reason for their dominance is because the other German teams are a freaking joke with joke management......... Dortmund is happy to get lots of transfer money but where do they go to?

Dortmund have a niche market globally as the indie/hipster club. The global indie fans love how they have the best ground atmosphere but they do things the right way by signing obscure young players from all over the world and then selling them for huge profits. They lose their niche if they start spending money and become successful. St Pauli should be the hipster club in reality but the global fans aren't even aware of their existence.
 

GoonerJeeves

Established Member
Trusted ⭐

Country: Norway
I do think we are moving into a territory where the Premier League will be the de facto Super League. That worries me. History has shown that English football is poorly regulated for big money. At the same time, the fan power, not only in England but across Europe is our strongest defence.
 

NieThePiet

Loves Overhyping Our Rivals
This would be the 80 teams if the ESL happened this year:
FomHVWtXsAIFZ9n
WERDER BREMEN INTERNATIONAL
 

Arsenal Quotes

At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.

Arsène Wenger

Daily Transfer Updates

Tuesday, June 18

Arsenal’s primary focus is strengthening their midfield, with the club leaning towards adding #6 due to having more options for this position in the market [Gunnerblog]

Arsenal will continue to follow Benjamin Šeško’s progress and maintain a relationship with the player [Gunnerblog]

Monaco midfielder Aleksandr Golovin says he would be open to joining Arsenal: “But if you move, then only to top clubs. PSG, Manchester City, Real Madrid. I would also say Arsenal, because I have always had sympathy for this club.” [TBR Football]

Latest posts

Top Bottom