New name for our Premier League...

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by |--LdC--|, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. |--LdC--|

    |--LdC--| New Member

    Nov 16, 2003
    Lisboa/Portugal
  2. Aveirenses

    Aveirenses Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Guardiolunya
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Well, hopefully this new sponsor can inject a lot of money into our league, and maybe even get us some recognition abroad, as betandwin are known better than Galp Energia.
     
  3. Força Sporting

    Sep 29, 2002
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Uhh...am I the only one that see something wrong with a sports league and a gambling syndicate in bed together?
     
  4. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
    As long as the bed is big enough for both and nobody fights for a piece of the blanket i am cool with it. ;)
     
  5. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
  6. JuveleoRules

    JuveleoRules Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    New Jersey, U.S.A.
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I find it very funny, in a country that has long had a history of corruption we get a gambling company as a sponsor for our biggest Sports League...

    This is really funny stuff:D

    This is almost like having Marlboro lead your Cancer awareness campaign...

    The reality is they already have Totobola and the like so this is nothing new...

    But with the constraints on Player's Salaries the way they are in Portugal how soon before we see rumours of game fixing and the like...

    Doesn't take much to tell a player from Estoril Praia to play like crap for a few thousand Euros

    (I am just using them as an example)

    I would hope the Superliga players have some integrity...but can we expect them to have it when Club Officials for the most part don't...
     
  7. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
    Juve, i cannot stop laughing, if i could i would give you positive rep.

    That is one great analogy. :D
     
  8. Força Sporting

    Sep 29, 2002
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I understand your logic, JLR, but I just find the whole thing odd. I guess from a North American point of view, we would never see, say, the NFL Super Bowl, for example, sponsored by some Las Vegas casino and resort. Then again, with rampant corruption in the sports world, this type of thing (leagues sponsored by gambling companies) was bound to happen some time or another. I am sure that the cash infusion will help the league, but I wonder what kind of media awareness it will get - will it be noted for its innovativeness, or will it get backlash? I think more the latter...
     
  9. Aveirenses

    Aveirenses Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Guardiolunya
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I think they'd do it for free, but, well. :D
     
  10. Portoholic

    Portoholic New Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    This whole thing sounds ridiculous. It will give more people even more reason to not take our league seriously.
     
  11. eurodad

    eurodad Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    Well put. There is one thing that you can not put a dollar value on. The credability of our league would be put in jeopardy. I think our league has enough issues to deal with and do not need another.
     
  12. Nelso

    Nelso New Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Avanca, Portugal
    I didn't knew what was that name from... So it is a gambling enterprise... lol

    Maybe it is to help clubs like Felgueiras and Alverca...
     
  13. PassItOn

    PassItOn New Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    NJ
    So far the joke of the century. Then wonder why we refer to Portuguese government, and other intities there as "Republica Das Bananas"

    If the government allows this, then UEFA should step in and block this.
     
  14. eurodad

    eurodad Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    Im betting it wont happen ;)
     
  15. Aveirenses

    Aveirenses Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Guardiolunya
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Betting companies have sponsored teams before and it's never been a problem.

    I honestly think some of you need not be so cynical about this. What's worse. Loureiro out of prison or betandwin.com as a sponsor?
     
  16. JuveleoRules

    JuveleoRules Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    New Jersey, U.S.A.
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    :D :D :D
     
  17. JuveleoRules

    JuveleoRules Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    New Jersey, U.S.A.
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    We have seen betting companies sponsor teams and also Casinos sponsoring teams...

    I believe Academica had the Casino at Figueira da Foz as a sponsor, and Benfica had Casino Estoril...

    They big difference is that the Casino's don't have Sports Betting...betandwin.com have everything...

    If you feel the need to wager on the Superliga...here goes...

    https://www.betandwin.com/betsnew.aspx?SportID=4
     
  18. PassItOn

    PassItOn New Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    NJ
    So has Casino Estoril sponsored the Lampioes, and it wasn't last season.


    I see no problem with sponsoring a team, but were talking about a league here.
     
  19. Aveirenses

    Aveirenses Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Guardiolunya
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    A Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) comunica a todos os interessados que no próximo dia 18 de Agosto, às 17h30, no Auditório I, na FIL (Parque das Nações - Lisboa) será apresentado e assinado o contrato com o novo Patrocinador Institucional da Liga.

    Agenda:

    17:30 h Recepção aos convidados e entrega de documentação
    18:05 h Início da Conferência de Imprensa
    18:10 h Discurso do Presidente da Liga
    18:15 h Discurso do Patrocinador
    18:20 h Assinatura do contrato
    18:25 h Questões e Respostas
    18:30 h Espaço para entrevistas individuais
     
  20. JuveleoRules

    JuveleoRules Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    New Jersey, U.S.A.
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Will they pass out "Funny Money" so we can do some betting:D

    What are the "odds" this press conference will get cancelled:D

    You want to "bet" there will be some protestors...:D
     
  21. jec1

    jec1 Member

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Portugal
    Aug 27, 2004
    Los Angeles ATM
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    just plain stupid
     
  22. Benfica_fan

    Benfica_fan Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Connecticut
    I have no problem with it. My only question is, do we call the league, "SuperLiga", or do we now call it, "betandwin.com Liga"?
     
  23. |--LdC--|

    |--LdC--| New Member

    Nov 16, 2003
    Lisboa/Portugal
    Simply "Primeira Liga", ignore the sponsors, the English call their league the "Premier League" they don´t call it the "Barclays Premier League" or something like that.
     
  24. metro fan

    metro fan Member

    Apr 29, 1999
    Union, NJ
    I just think that any issues that the leagu emay have this year will be automatically associated with the sponsoi. Additionally, we may lose even more respect from the other countries
     
  25. jec1

    jec1 Member

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Portugal
    Aug 27, 2004
    Los Angeles ATM
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    true but when did we have respect before nobody cares we are always overlooked
    fvck uefa fvck fifa
     

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