Originally Posted by wotyagaveme
Hi friends, I´m opening this thread to discuss that poor competition which once was worth watching, and now is a mere laughing-stock for everyone in Europe to see.
Spanish La Liga is a shameful spectacle since TV money came into action only for Barcelona & Madrid, so UEFA big clubs should do something about it to stop this ravaging, ´cause Spaniard coward chairmen won´t do a thing to stop it.
Wot d´you think??
Ps. I´m a Spanish guy, a Real Betis fan, in case there are doubts.
how would giving money to the bottom 10 clubs in the league make it more competitive at the top?
It would still be barca madrid at the top, just as it was in the uk with man u arsenal, until Chelsea came in with their oligarchs oil, and man city came in with sheikh oil.
Its not like the premier league is anymore competitive at the top due to how tv rights are sold. Its compeititve around the middle and the bottom because of tv rights, not at the top.
If premier league didn't have its foreign owners it would be the same thing as la liga, and was the same as la liga, man u financially dominated the league.
That does not mean i am saying la liga is fair in its TV distribution, just that this is a false argument made by everyone that somehow given 120million euroes to the lowest 10 clubs would somehow mean the winners at the top of the table would be anyone other than barca-mardid. they'd still be the richest clubs in la liga by a mile and would still win the league. placed to fight a weaker
This is in my opinion an argument being promoted by English clubs, English journalists, in order to weaken the 2 Spanish clubs who are by all looks going to dominate the champions league forever.
It wasn't a big deal until the premier league dominance was slowly destroyed by barca over the last 6 or so years.
The only teams that would benfit from barca-madrid lsoing 120million, would be valencia and the premier league.
Originally Posted by wotyagaveme
Sid Lowe is in contact everyday with Spanish football and with sport journalism in Spain, so he knows perfectly well what he is talking about in his article. Besides, he is one of the commentators for La Sexta channel, for the live matches on Sat. nights.
In La Sexta he has to confront some of these Spanish narrow-minded, bought by the dúo Pérez/Rossell commentators, who still claim blindly once and once again La Liga is the best of the world and so on and so forth, I even was white ashamed to hear one certain Antonio Esteve (the narrator of matches for this channel) say directly to Sid: <<and you Englishmen have to tell us anything ´bout football?? Can´t you see we (Spaniards) still have the best and most competitive league in the world??>> (so competitive as to Barça beating Osasuna with their beach sandals on, 8-0). As he confronts these hicks, Sid starts laughing and nothing more, well done.
So as you see, this inequality is blessed by the majority of the media in Spain, it´s part of our Mediterranean culture to be subjects to a greater power, the little puppies under their master Florentino, and to lick their feet if they feed us with their crumbles.
Poor Spain, what a country of dummies.
I personally think there should be a better redistribution as its a league of 20 clubs not 2 or 4. But if they want that, they need to break away from la liga and form their own league away from madrid, barca. Then they'd get their money and the league would be better no doubt. or heck push barca madrid out into this european super league they keep talking about.