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To: Alberta's Child

Never knew the soccer leagues did that in Europe? Seemed like a very strange concept, at least to me?


64 posted on 06/11/2011 3:15:06 PM PDT by rawhide
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That’s how they maintain fan interest in smaller cities that can’t afford to pay huge salaries on a year-in, year-out basis but can occasionally put together the right combination of good players to jump into the top tier and be competitive for a couple of seasons with the most popular teams.


68 posted on 06/11/2011 3:18:21 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: rawhide
Never knew the soccer leagues did that in Europe? Seemed like a very strange concept, at least to me?

A friend who is a soccer fan says that some of the best games* of the season are when the teams near the bottom are fighting to keep from being dropped to a lower league at the end of the season, unlike last place teams here which coast through the last two months.

*"best games" for soccer still rank around paint drying for my entertainment.

73 posted on 06/11/2011 3:32:52 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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