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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #50: April 21, 2021, 09:14:54 AM »
Haven't MC been a dominant team for like ten years now. I assume they got a big influx of money to compete. 
MC is Arab oil money - Abu Dhabi.  Chelsea is Chelski with a Russian oligarch's money.  Man U I think is Glaser from Tampa Bay Buccs, Liverpool is Fenway Sports Group's second team.  Arsenal is Stan Kroenke who owns the Rams.  Spurs  are complicated. 

Juventus is owned by the family that founded Fiat. AC Milan is US as well.

I'm picking a lot of this off of: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/european-super-league-teams-owners-champions-league-records-2021-04-19/

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« Reply #51: April 21, 2021, 09:28:33 AM »
[...]Arsenal is Stan Kroenke who owns the Rams.[...]

Kroenke is also an heir to the Walmart fortune (that's why he has so much scratch for owning two big-market sports clubs).

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #52: April 21, 2021, 09:35:25 AM »
Kroenke is also an heir to the Walmart fortune (that's why he has so much scratch for owning two big-market sports clubs).
not a self made guy like John Henry. 

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #53: April 21, 2021, 10:15:57 AM »
In the English league there are 6-8 teams that dominate most years and are never relegated. I suppose they are the richest. As best I can tell the other top euro leagues are each dominated by 2-3 teams.  Would be very boring for me to be a fan of the other teams.  Hope for an upset win or two of the top teams each year and to avoid relegation.  The EPL seems the champion is almost always decided a couple months before the season is over. I guess it’s what they grew up with but I like our sports leagues. 
We went to 2 games in Turin a couple years ago.  One at Juventus and one at Turino FC.   The Turino FC game was such a better environment.  Much more singing and chanting, and taunting the opposing supporters who were caged in plexiglass.   The fans just seemed much more passionate and the big money Juventus stadium felt sterile and more like an American football game.   Although the Juventus supporters were on strike about something at the time, so that may have contributed.

I do like the idea of caging the opposing fans.   We saw them coming into town in buses with 50 police cars escorting them into their own barricaded entrance to go straight into their pen, and straight back out and out of town after.   Probably would be a good treatment for Phillies fans!

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #54: April 22, 2021, 10:26:26 AM »
Super League is over...or is it? Big Six reportedly seeking to form new British super league by adding Celtic and Rangers: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9497771/Premier-League-clubs-want-Rangers-Celtic-join-new-British-Super-League.html

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« Reply #55: May 02, 2021, 10:23:34 AM »
Some disgraceful stuff at Old Tratford.  Imagine if JETS fans did that.  Well they did try and burn down the old stadium I guess. 

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