ShitPostQuokkaRome OP t1_j5eb943 wrote

You absolutely can if you're not run by an oil patron.

Bayern is well managed, Juventus is being trialed for cheating on that, Barcelona had to give away several of its best players, RM is well managed, Liverpool had to get some very lucky sales to get to their new golden age, Inter had to sell, etc.


ShitPostQuokkaRome OP t1_j5e2de4 wrote

They're going to build a new stadium, now owned by both

The San Siro has been for a long ass time the stadium of the city of Milan, from back when football wasn't professional still. So they kept continuously the ownership. Bureaucracy, a hellbent city administration, etc but now the situation of San Siro got so bad, and the city ownership of stadiums is so disliked, and the city administration got a bit more open minded, that they approved plans to the building of a stadium in another part of the city. All self financed by AC Milan and Inter, but they'll have the full ownership of the stadium. Will be called cathedral or something, kinda pretty stadium.


ShitPostQuokkaRome OP t1_j5bmn5l wrote

Back in the 80-early90s yes, Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma, Napoli, Sampdoria, Hellas Verona, Lazio, all won in that period - then it became less equal, then monopolised, now it's the most equal of the five European leagues.

PL has been the most even after Sir Alex Ferguson period and before Guardiola period. Now City dominates with the occasional hiccup.

Overall, in terms of parity in a long time span I'd put Ligue 1 > PL > Serie A > LaLiga > Bundesliga

Current form Serie A > PL > LaLiga > Ligue 1 >> Bundesliga.

Then there is Brazil, the most equal of them all, now and ever.

If Brazilian economy didn't go down the gutter they could have been one of the poles of football.


ShitPostQuokkaRome OP t1_j5anack wrote

Baseball Yankees fans seem to tremendously hate him - asking to someone better informed, could they explain why?

News is also interesting for the continuous development of the contamination/fusion of multiple across-sports teams into unified administrations, that we've so far seen develop last decade.

The source is official, it's Milan's own website


ShitPostQuokkaRome t1_j2p4k9u wrote

Once a ref gave him the red card. The red was subbed off and he kept playing.

Not a joke, once in a Colombia Brazil game in 1969, in Colombia with almost only Colombian fans, there was a short brawl between a Brazilian player and a Colombian, and Pele tried to calm the brawl off; the referee from afar thought it was Pele who started a fight. Gave him the red card for that.

Pelé even left the pitch, but the Colombians who saw the action unfold better booed the referee so much, that he had to leave and he substituted for with a different referee, once Pelé returned the pitch on the request, the crowd (of, again, Colombians) started cheering with their lungs of happiness because Pelé returned to the pitch.

Pelé states that's the moment he felt/understood he became a global monument. The Colombians forced so that Pelé, the most dangerous rival, to come back to play.


ShitPostQuokkaRome t1_ixq3lce wrote

Man United owners did a notoriously poor job at managing the team when they bought it.

They're also American which means they're not there to do some ridiculous patronage, neither they're like the 90s local businessmen owned clubs that overspent for patronage - the club has to be useful: it's either need to be profitable, or help enough in making business deals and approach the local business environment.

Milan current owners are also American, and unlike United, they did a good job with managing the club. The club is getting more successful with them. They got the club ownership as payment for debts from the previous owners (spending less than the price coming from actually purchasing it) and besides a very small profit, their intention is that of building a new stadium - and with that, have the privilege to purchase the estate around beforehand for cheap and build luxury apartments for a fat profit.

The current situation in the Premier league is very strange, the club expenses of the big teams are far more than they could get with revenue, they're surviving because they're owned by natural resources barons like Romanov before the war or the United Emirates in City.

Liverpool is the odd man in the Premier league, they're off the norm in all manners (they're lucrative, they don't have any ridiculous debt with billionaire owners, they're among the six most successful clubs in premier league, they've been second most successful club in Premier league last few years, they succeed by making careful spending and thinking through any player purchase to see if it fits the team's strategy and if it doesn't wreck finances)

United is the other direction, worst performing club of the big 6, the one in the worst financial situation, they purchase randomly and change administration often.