Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Jersey
Re: Best football league in the world?
I never liked this question because it depends what you look at. Overall I would say Bundesliga but that includes infrastructure, finances, fan experience, youth teams etc.. (there are some clubs in the EPL without their own training groud for example, Germany has world class facilities).
In terms of competitiveness its the EPL but thats because of the amount of money in that league. But teams like Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland spend a lot of money, much more than midtable clubs in Germany and Spain yet still play like shit
EPL isn't doing a good job for the English national team though. The main focus of the EPL seems to be a global brand rather than trying to help their national team be one of the legit top 5 teams in the world and compete for titles.
I prefer the Bundesliga model, they have established a strong league while at the same time creating great football prospects like a factory.
The current economic situation in Spain hurts their league, especially the lower half of the table. The football played there is good and its not necessarily a "two team league" as teams like Atletico, Valencia, Malaga and Bilbao have shown in the past few years, but beyond these teams they are econimically weak and play in half empty stadiums
Last edited by Hajduk1911; 05-27-2013 at 08:44 PM.