The drama of the Champions League is worth saving and saving

“Your last column was overly ambiguous about why the Bundesliga is so boring.” SC Gupta Feels. “There is only one reason and that is the 50 + 1 rule. With the exception of foreign investment, no one will be able to challenge the status quo. If the Bundesliga wants to become a real sporting event with some uncertainty about the end result, they need to make their clubs attractive to investors who are investing money to build a competitive team.

There was a time, I admit, when I was tempted to the same conclusion. The Bundesliga, which acts as Bayern Munich’s FIFA, in my opinion, is a problem for German football.

But I’m not sure if breaking the bond between the team and the fans is the solution. I doubt this particular path leads to the Premier League, where instead of one rich team, you find yourself with a four- or five- or six-man cartel that monopolizes not only the title but all the other prizes. German fans appreciate their culture. Change is necessary, but not at any cost.

David Hunter Is closer to my thinking. “You did not mention an obvious solution: a salary cap,” he wrote. “American football has one and rarely are routine winners after a season.” This is true, of course, but there is one giant drawback: the salary limit will only work if it is agreed to by all the leagues in Europe, and not just one. And that prospect, unfortunately, is extremely distant.

Finally, let’s go back a few weeks. “If we, the fans, decide what football means, it should be noted that spectators and team owners have very different views on the concept of risk. Alex Macmillan. “Fans value risk: it’s what makes winning something worthwhile. The owners of the richest clubs hate it: it threatens their billion dollars.

This is, for me, the essence of the future of football. The game thrives at risk. It is his running and taking it that makes him attractive. But, yes, that’s diametrically opposed to what owners want and – if we’re right – what a sustainable business needs. Almost all arguing about where the game is going, or what to do, puts an end to this tension. How he plays will determine what form football will take.

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