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Third Half
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:45
Scot Chegg
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:31

"Ultimately, though, the Spanish leagues need to reform dramatically the way they distribute TV money, otherwise the league will continue to be a two-way battle with the odd outside contender every few years "

You are not wrong but I can't see it happening. Loyalty talks but money shouts.

Talk to a Spanish football fan, and from outside Madrid or Catgaluyna and ask him who s/he supports. Provided he is not a Basque (or an Atletico fan) he will 3 times out of 4 reply something like "Celta Vigo (or other local team who have never won anything) [then slight pause] and depending on his origin, will usually add "and" 'Real Madrid' or 'Barcelona'

No effing Crystal Palace fan says "and Manchester United"
old git roundabout
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:46
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but a good proportion of Sarf Lunnun does
Osama
Posted - 21 April 2017 14:56
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power of the mind innit

eg. playing away should literally not matter one jot, but it does