Structure of Modern Football Competitions

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  1. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
  2. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
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    Feyenoord
    #27 PuckVanHeel, Dec 3, 2018
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  3. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    @peterhrt

    Two things:

    I'm not his very greatest fan but this is a good article and observation:



    This is bizarre, and relates to the earlier FFP things of this thread:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...d18dfb7b084_story.html?utm_term=.f8d4b55a5472

    http://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-sa...ng-uefa-executive-committee-despite-ffp-probe


    As the sports presenter said here: it is like Al Capone running the judicial department, Shell Corporation the office for the tax revenue collection.

    The Spanish league (itself not a beacon of good governance perse, see the first page) have protested, but, for example, the (always powerful) Germans have already publicly communicated they will support him.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ddecaaddd6fc

    https://sport.sky.de/fussball/artik...l-khelaifi-ins-exekutivkomitee/11628529/33896


    #licensetocheat #lawsarefortheperiphery
     
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  4. peterhrt

    peterhrt Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    When deciding whether or not to watch a game, a neutral might well ask two questions. Does the result matter, and is it in doubt. If one answer is no, there is a fair chance the game will go unwatched. If both answers are no, then most folk will surely prefer to spend the time doing something else. Especially when dodgy dealings get reported.

    Below is a list by decade of the major leagues where one club claimed at least half the league titles. Current Big Four European leagues in bold. From this it would appear there has always been a certain lack of competitiveness, and that it accelerated during the 1990s.

    1950s: Honved 5, Rapid Vienna 5, Sporting Lisbon 5, Red Star Belgrade 5, Rangers 5, River Plate 5, Nacional 5, Peñarol 5

    1960s: Real Madrid 8, Benfica 8, Santos 8, Peñarol 7, Anderlecht 6, Dukla Prague 5

    1970s: Celtic 7, Benfica 6, Real Madrid 5, Juventus 5, Borussia Mönchengladbach 5, Ajax 5, Malmö 5, Peñarol 5, Cerro Porteño 5

    1980s: Olimpia 7, Liverpool 6, Bayern Munich 6, Real Madrid 5, Benfica 5, Sparta Prague 5, Steau Bucharest 5, América Cali 5

    1990s: Rangers 9, Porto 8, Dynamo Kiev 8 (7 Ukraine + 1 USSR), Sparta Prague 8, Spartak Moscow 7, Barcelona 6, Steau Bucharest 6, Gothenburg 6, Peñarol 6, Colo Colo 6 (out of 11), AC Milan 5, Manchester United 5, Ajax 5, Galatasaray 5, Partizan Belgrade 5, Olimpia 5

    2000-09: Olimpiacos 9, Lyon 7, PSV Eindhoven 7, Sparta Prague 7, Manchester United 6, Bayern Munich 6, Porto 6, Celtic 6, Dynamo Kiev 6, Dinamo Zagreb 6, Nacional 6, Libertad 6 (out of 12), Anderlecht 5, Red Star Belgrade 5, Partizan Belgrade 5

    2010-18: Dinamo Zagreb 8, Bayern Munich 7, Juventus 7, Celtic 7, Shakhtar Donetsk 7, Olimpiacos 7, Red Bull Salzburg, Peñarol 7, Barcelona 6, PSG 5, Benfica 5, Anderlecht 5, Malmö 5, Viktoria Pizeň 5
     
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  5. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Here an article from two months ago (if direct access doesn't work, type in the title/link in search engine):
    https://www.economist.com/game-theo...ying-footballs-administrators-into-submission

    Recently one of the co-founders of the European Cup died:
    https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Mort-de-jacques-ferran-histoire-d-un-pionnier/986360

    As noted there, the competition had become something different as he had imagined.
     
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