Sorry, I didn’t mean to piss in your cornflakes. I’m just annoyed because the first sport to come back has no drama.
To be honest, I have difficulty caring about any foreign league soccer. I’ve tried becoming a fan of various teams in different countries and it always ends up feeling forced. So all I want from these leagues is solid competition. For 7 looking like 8 years that’s been absent in Germany.
PL has the advantage of cultural and language affinity, and has the most competition at the top. But I’m not even that big of a PL fan.
And I can’t possibly care who gets relegated. I mean if I were German and it affected my team, sure, but these teams mean nothing to me. With the best teams leveraging international fan bases and UCL money, plus FFP rules, it gets harder and harder for teams outside the elite to compete, which makes the pro rel carousel a sad hamster wheel.
Alright, then that's the answer I needed from you; I wasn't saying that in a "i'm mad at you for saying that >:C" sense, more just wondering why those other aspects of a league don't interest you. For me, it's always so interesting seeing who escapes relegation, who fights to get to europe, etc. There are always surprises at all levels. And at the end of the day for me, I just want to watch fun soccer games, regardless of who wins the league. I find Bundesliga's style of play to be fun to watch.Over the last ten years, four clubs have been PL champions and only one back-to-back, and that doesn't include Liverpool, Tottenham or Arsenal who have all either come down to the wire, or at least had legitimate title hopes well past the new year at least a few times.
That diversity lends legitimacy to the competition to me when I'm watching a game in October. For the BL, I just don't have any sense of intrigue while watching. Pro/rel does not really interest me unless it's decision day or a big club is in trouble. Who gets Europe spots is something I can easily wait to read about next season when the Euro tournaments start.