Originally Posted by Gunner14
Would be amazing step forward for FFP if Bayern could winning WHILST making a profit without a billionaire and without wasting 100's of millions in child trafficing.
Massive finger up to Wenger and his policy.
Two massive fingers to clubs living beyond there means.
Massive finger up to foreign investors.
And a massive high five from Platini.
Fully supporting the Bayern Munich champions league campaign. but still think Chelsea will win it.
Are you actually comparing Bayern with Arsenal? Easily Germany's biggest club with an absolutely huge following against England's third biggest club? Bayern make a ridiculous amount of money from just being Bayern Munich, far more than Arsenal can wish to make, and they still spend big on players, but they can because they make so much money. Although in principle, they are the model club for everyone to follow, as are BVB. Great youth systems, run responsibly, more or less like every club in Germany nowadays. Their commercial deals dwarf most clubs. Their revenue is about 80m euros higher than Arsenal's, and while we still do make a lot of money, hardly any of it can be invested into the team anyway, where it is very different for Munich.
It won't be a victory for FFP at all though, that will change nothing, nor has it had much impact on Germany, regardless of what Munich's directors say, the DFB's regulations have had 1000x the impact FFP has had, or ever will have. It will be a victory for the DFB as they are the ones that invested in these youth systems in the early 2000s, which has obviously turned out good now that Germany are producing so many young talents. The "50+1" rule has also been massive for the league as it enforces everything that should be, economic stability, fan participation and nearly every BuLi club will be safe because of it, you won't get a sheik type owner bank-rolling the club and creating huge debts. The BuLi is easily the best league in the world to support a team in even if it doesn't have the quality of a side like Madrid or Barca, because the fans feel important, they are involved in the clubs and their ticket prices are astonishingly low compared to ours. The story of BVB's rise, fall and rise again is just stunning, something City and Chelsea should take a real good look at, and see where they are going wrong.
re Barca/Madrid, it should be close at the Bridge, not so much at the Camp Nou.
The red card appeal being rebutted is insane, the decision should never have even been made, I could maybe understand if it was onside as Derry did touch Young, and the FA are never going to deny that.