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AZOffaly

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Re: Premier League 2017/18
« Reply #120 on: October 16, 2017, 11:05:18 AM »
Also Tab, no relegation in American Sports. Some of the biggest names can end up with the worst record in any given year, so can you imagine that in the premier league etc?

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Re: Premier League 2017/18
« Reply #121 on: October 16, 2017, 11:06:49 AM »
The range of options they have in the attacking area of the field is unreal..

DeBruyne's performance on Saturday was one of the best individual performances I have ever seen. Was it Jose who let him go from Chelsea?

That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Formidable team but it's not fair play, at least not in the sense that that the FFP rules were brought in to address. It's financial doping as it's now called. City have spent multiple times their true commercial income value on whatever players they want.  Either have proper FFP rules independently assessed by a commercial revenue panel and enforce them or scrap them totally.

While I find it slightly amusing that a United fan is whinging about FFP, i do agree that something needs to be done. I would like to see something like a salary cap/draft like the NFL or AFL that benefits the worse performing teams the previous year in terms of choice of young players the following year to level the playing field. I think there have been 8 different Superbowl winners in the last ten years. Unfortunately I do not think it would be transferable to soccer because a) the big clubs have too much power and will not give up their advantage and b) the examples I gave above are single country markets predominantly (albeit massive in terms of NFL). If one country's FA decided to implement in their country to make it more competitive, it would disadvantage those teams in the Champions League which given the money involved is never going to happen.

Leaves every team hoping for a Sugar Daddy or else picking up the scraps from the Big boys table. It does make you admire Spurs consistency over the past few years as, although they are by no means short of  a pound, they cannot compete with the likes of Chelsea/Utd/City on the big money transfers.

The draft system is a nice idea, but will never happen in soccer, that horse has bolted.
Something like a salary cap might work better, but all the major leagues would have to agree to it. Its probably unw workable now at this stage as well, with players already tied into long term contracts.
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