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(Some Guy)   Barcelona president Joan Laporta: "The Super League is absolutely necessary." Left unsaid: "because we cannot control our own foolish spending habits"   (en.as.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, FC Barcelona, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, top clubs, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Florentino Prez, European Super League, English clubs  
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2021-04-22 2:16:10 PM  
This subby but, to be fair, LaPorta wasn't to blame for spending unnecessary bundles of cash on the likes of Coutinho, Griezmann and Dembele.

I get that Barca needed to save face after PSG exploited a loophole in Neymar's contract...but not at £150 million.
 
2021-04-22 5:19:27 PM  
At this point, the Superleague is just Barcelona and Real Madrid. So at least we know a Spanish team will win it.

Given the way it was presented, I'm inclined to believe that the Superleague was always a bargaining chip and no one ever expected it to actually go ahead. Then again, the last year has taught me just how incompetent CEOs are in running companies.
 
2021-04-22 6:22:16 PM  
"Look, we're in hock up to our juevosand we need to do something, okay?"
 
2021-04-22 10:31:36 PM  
I mean, hearing the business reasons for it...I get it.

And I'm no big fan of tradition for tradition's sake.

...but c'mon. Don't take the one cool thing soccer has away from it.
 
2021-04-23 7:27:10 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: At this point, the Superleague is just Barcelona and Real Madrid. So at least we know a Spanish team will win it.

Given the way it was presented, I'm inclined to believe that the Superleague was always a bargaining chip and no one ever expected it to actually go ahead. Then again, the last year has taught me just how incompetent CEOs are in running companies.


I believe all the people were serious. The Italian clubs were all for it as were Fenway, the Glazer's and Kroenke. Don't underestimate the amount of legal time that has been spent on all the contracts, they even had a tv deal lined up.

This has been floating about for at least a couple of decades. This just got further than most.
 
2021-04-23 10:01:12 AM  

IAmRight: I mean, hearing the business reasons for it...I get it.

And I'm no big fan of tradition for tradition's sake.

...but c'mon. Don't take the one cool thing soccer has away from it.


Think about it this way:

Say you just got a AmEx card with a $5000 credit limit.  You just go ahead and go wild with it, spend like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse.

Now, due date's almost here...but you only have $50 to your name.

That's those clubs, they want to get more money to pay for the mistakes they made by not being prudent with their spending.
 
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