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Post #1
Saturday March 1, 2014 7:19pm

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Bayern is up 4-0 on Schalke as the first half ends.

They haven't lost in the league and they pretty much locked up a second consecutive league title. And they're looking really confident in UCL as well.

Their bench could win the league.

Is this fun to watch? Do you think its bad for the Bundesliga?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Saturday March 1, 2014 8:54pm

Joined Jul 2012
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To be honest I would put money on the fact that a Super league will be created in Europe in the future. It will have pro/rel, but it will consist of the elite clubs of Europe.

admsghs27
Post #3
Sunday March 2, 2014 2:20am

Joined Nov 2012
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@2tone never is impossible. Super clubs many times fall off, and sometimes new clubs become great.at times. Psg ? Monaco, ac milan, inter, ect.. Up and down. Anyways back to the subject great thing bayern munich dominates..

dunlopp9987
Post #4
Sunday March 2, 2014 4:10am

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from admsghs27

@2tone never is impossible. Super clubs many times fall off, and sometimes new clubs become great.at times. Psg ? Monaco, ac milan, inter, ect.. Up and down. Anyways back to the subject great thing bayern munich dominates..


Give me reasons why it's a great thing. Give me a few solid, intelligent reasons. I dare you.
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admsghs27
Post #5
Sunday March 2, 2014 5:12am

Joined Nov 2012
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Of course is great. In almost every sport there is that dominant team. every game they will have a bullseye all teams will give it their best, more people tune in to watch them. For example Miami heat is great to have a great team like that it makes the sport more popular. You might hate it but i bet if they come to your city, you would pay top dollar to go watch them play. They are not the only one to dominate like that. Real madrid, barcelona, ac milan, man u, internationally, brazil, germany, argentina, spain ect.. Is great to have dominant teams in sports, lakers, celtics. It makes the sport what it is.

dunlopp9987
Post #6
Sunday March 2, 2014 5:17am

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from admsghs27

Of course is great. In almost every sport there is that dominant team. every game they will have a bullseye all teams will give it their best, more people tune in to watch them. For example Miami heat is great to have a great team like that it makes the sport more popular. You might hate it but i bet if they come to your city, you would pay top dollar to go watch them play. They are not the only one to dominate like that. Real madrid, barcelona, ac milan, man u, internationally, brazil, germany, argentina, spain ect.. Is great to have dominant teams in sports, lakers, celtics. It makes the sport what it is.


It's different, though. All those other examples, there were other teams that at least made things competitive with them. With Bayern, it's not even a contest. It is not exciting when you go into a season knowing that this one team will win, no exceptions. It's bad for the league. Hence why the Premier League is the most exciting league in the world. There are four teams who could still legitimately win the league. Shit on the quality of play all you want, it's not nearly as bad as you want us to think, dude. And I'll gladly take a 4-team race for the league title than having it all wrapped up two months into the season.
COYB!!
Chrisou101
Post #7
Sunday March 2, 2014 5:32am

Joined Nov 2012
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IKR seriously, who would want to see the same team winning championship after championship. If 4 or 5 teams are competing for the title it makes it more interesting.

MSantoine
Post #8
Sunday March 2, 2014 2:58pm

Joined Nov 2012
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It's usually a bad thing. Look how many Portuguese, Scottish, and Spanish teams have faced financial trouble. When one or two teans are so much ahead of everyone else it's not good for the league. When the bundes liga grew rapidly in the early 2000s it was because there was because there was parity. 6 different teams won the title in a 12 year span. For example la liga has only had 5 different winners since 1985 and Portugal with only 4 winners since 1947!!

Tiger
Post #9
Monday March 3, 2014 2:41am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 94
In one regard, Bayern's uber dominance will force the rest of the Bundesliga to up the quality of their squads. Whether the other clubs have the finances to do so is another matter.

Transfers such as that last year which subtracted Gotze from Dortmund, and added him to Bayern will continue to widen the gulf. Although Dortmund has contended with lots of injuries this season, one has to wonder whether they can maintain their squad at the same level which got them to the UCL finals last season.

In terms of maintaining fan and viewer interest it would be interesting and revealing to see what the television viewership numbers and ticket sales numbers show. There is certainly zero compelling drama surrounding who will win the Bundesliga title, and probably der Pokal.

Having the opportunity to see such a collection of talent amassed on one side is compelling, but only goes so far. Without meaningful competition, the league matches lose their appeal, and Bayern is just a traveling all star show.

I had the privilege and pleasure of attending a Real v. Barca match last year. Seeing so many elite world class players up close was amazing in and of itself, but having the opportunity to watch the fierce competition and intense competiveness between the sides was the main reason I shelled out 130 euros.

The overall competitiveness of the Bundesliga as measured by the relative strength of each of its clubs may ultimately grow, but for the near term foreseeable future it is looking increasingly like a one horse race.

The idea of a European super league looks increasingly likely. It also underscores the fact that the most powerful club sides are also probably stronger than any national side in the world.

If a club has the finances, they can get whomever they set their sights on, while national sides options are limited to their citizens.

admsghs27
Post #10
Monday March 3, 2014 3:07am

Joined Nov 2012
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Yes is a great thing.. It will make the league even better. Thats why they are the top league in the world along with la liga. How about teams like celtic ? Ect.. Anyways they wont be the top team forever eventually another club will over take them the bundesliga has plenty of teams. As a matter of fact dortmund won the league a few yrs ago.

MSantoine
Post #11
Monday March 3, 2014 2:07pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from admsghs27

Yes is a great thing.. It will make the league even better. Thats why they are the top league in the world along with la liga. How about teams like celtic ? Ect.. Anyways they wont be the top team forever eventually another club will over take them the bundesliga has plenty of teams. As a matter of fact dortmund won the league a few yrs ago.


The scottish league is exactly the kind of league Germany needs to watch out for as they may slwly be headed that way. Now the tv deals and league revenue sharing mayprevent teams from financial doom, unlike la liga which gives seperate tv deals to barca and real, but take Erevidisie for example. 4 different champs in the last 6 years. Another two teams were runners up at least once. There's 6 different teams that had realistic championship aspirations recently. In Spain and Portugal theres 2 teams in each (this year athletico makes it 3). In EPL there are 4 teams this year alone, and 6-7 teams recently that have had real chances for a title. Russia, another growing league, has had 5 differenet champions since 2001. Look at MLS. THe leagues that are growing and on the upswing have real competition while the leagues that have 1-2 powers are stagnant or falling behind.

Mojofc
Post #12
Monday March 3, 2014 2:47pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
When one team is that much further than all of the others, the required investment to compete for #1 may simply not be worth it for the other teams. The other teams will just fight it out for #2.

Not saying this is what will happen, but it's a real possibility.
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