shaunstrudwick wrote: joeyp wrote:
Apparently they were selling vardy vs aguero scarves outside emptiad the other night - football is fucking dead.
and China situation will make it worse
An upstart football league with a few rich owners paying over the odds for 3-star Brazilians?
Will it bollocks. Sure we've seen this before anyway with US and Russian teams making a few 'marquee signings'.
No footballer at the top of the game would dream of playing outside England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France and it has been thus for a long time and will continue to be. They simply don't get the respect if they're outside regular European competition.
Also, I go and watch Beijing Guo'an a couple of times a year, even though they get 30-odd thousand to most games, the tickets are dirt cheap because the average salary even in the capital is so low. The minimum wage in Beijing is about £160 a month, much less in the provinces.
Don't be fooled by seeing some rich cunts driving around some shiny new buildings in Lambos on the telly - the country is backward and poverty-stricken.