I didn't mean poor in terms of quality, I meant poor. A Madrid are the exception. The money the crap teams in the EPL can throw about is massive compared to the amount that La Liga teams can spend.
Van Persie would be wanted by every club in the world if he could show he can stay fit. Fantastic striker.
anyway i think spanish premeira league has been poor this season and the title race is very boring. bundesliga is where its at this year.
Agreed, they do get all the young South Americans though, the Garay's and Cacares' of this world are always likely to start off with the likes of Racing or Recreativo because it'd be easiest country to adapt to. So that's how they remain skilled teams. You only have to look at Athletic Bilbao though to see the difference between Spanish (or should I say Basques, before I get eaten ) players and English. How good would a midtable team fair in the EPL if it was solely made up of English players only?
The whole work permit thing surely has an effect too
Would a team 5th from bottom have 50 million to spend on players at christmas thanks to tv monies? jaysus do barca have that?
Agree with PHB the tv deals in spain and italy are unfair to the lower teams, the EPL has the right idea "share the wealth".
messi playing tonight? gf can go **** herself if he is...
Mine supports Barca. Life's great aint it
Can she cook ?
It's pretty hard to arrange trips to Spanish games as they don't confirm TV fixtures until a couple of weeks before, and it's impossible to do a day trip.
That said, I know loads of people who'd consider themselves followers of the league rather than of a specific team.
Match thread for this weekend's La Liga games is here.
I've moved a couple of posts there and deleted some off topic stuff here. TRO, give us a shout if you want to discuss the matter further. Cheers.
Kobe loves Barca !
Messi watch your back.
Some transfer news....
Captain Carlos Puyol has pulled out of wednesday nights clash against England in Seville after suffering an injury against Sporting Gijon in tonights match which finished 3-0 to Barca.