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Mr. Tebas La Liga president always talks about City spending but he is quiet when his favourite club Real Madrid has already spent over 300mil which can go over 400mil if they land Pogba.

P S Real Madrid also signed the forward Rodrygo for 50mil which is not included in this article.
What have they spent the previous 2 seasons?
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I’m fairly certain city will now spend 3-400m if they go one season without a trophy too.
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@Honestabe Pep and chairman Khaldoon have said multiple times that in the next 7 or 8 years we will not be as active because most of our squad is young. The most City will sign is 1 or 2 players each window if even that. The core of our starting 11 is 20 to 25 years old.

In the last 2 or 3 windows we only signed Laporte and Mahrez.
Also you posted something almost identical to this three posts below. And on the Liverpool/united/city forums a few weeks ago. Getting kinda close to spamspamspamspambakedbeansspamspam and spam.
How about spam musubi? That s**t is delicious
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@Honestabe if you think its something identical or something spam related then don't comment on it don't pay attention to it simply move on, not that difficult.

P S never posted anything "identical" in Liverpool's or United's forum. Check your facts.
πŸ™„ k bud
What are your thoughts about new club world cup format of 24 teams (8 teams from Europe). Players are going to be dead tired if they have to play in another competition. FIFA obviously cares about money only. I think top clubs have to boycott it.
Or send the U-21s for a nice summer trip
FIFA would obviously wants the best players. Clubs would want rest for their players. UEFA also wants to expand CL which might result in more games for every team.
Major trophies won since 2000:

Chelsea: 17
Man Utd: 16
Man City 10
Arsenal: 8
Liverpool: 8
Tottenham: 1

Hail Roman!!
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Holy Roman's empire
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Now post one since 2010 :)
Liverpool: 8*
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^lol
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O:)
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@Footballiscity Chelsea still have won more trophies than city since 2008 including 3 European trophies :)
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you mean one European trophy because Europa league cup is a mickey mouse cup the only value that ppl see in it is Champions League qualification.
Lol whatever helps you sleep at night ;)
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I'd say it's better than no CL trophy
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of course 1 CL trophy is better than not having any. But Europa league is a mickey mouse league, nobody cared about it and UEFA knew this so they decided to make it a bit more worthy and added the champions league spot for winning it...if it was such a prestigious trophy as @NvjFooty make it sound to be, UEFA wouldnt have added the champions league spot for the winner.
There are many competitions like Europa, FA cup, carabao cup which are prestigious but clubs doesnt focus on them as they dont generate good money. Chelsea will get only 40-45m for winning EL which is less than half of what Liverpool will get. There is a good analysis by Tifo Football in youtube about decline of FA cup. FA cup was more popular than league till 80s. Then due to the fact that PL is getting more money from TV deal and other sponsorship, FA cup started to decline. Performing well in league will get you more money than winning FA cup. If you have FA cup game and PL game in span of 3-4 days, clubs will prioritize league game over FA cup. Its not because FA cup is less prestigious, but doing well in league is good for club financially than progressing or winning FA cup.

When Madrid won 5 European trophies in 1950s, very few elite teams of that time took part in the competition. At that time, European trophy didnt have much value and didnt generate revenue for clubs. Clubs didnt feel the need for travelling across the continent to play. European cup attracted top clubs only after expanding the competition and some marketing.
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Interesting point Nvj. I seem to remember in the 90s and 00s Sir Alex always prioritized the FA Cup only after the League, but before the Champions League. He thought it was that important.

That's also why the Cup Winners' Cup win against Barcelona is a big trophy for United. You had to win the FA Cup to be there, it was the first European trophy in a while, and that was back in the day when the field was way more limited, so it was seen as more prestigious.

Interesting how these things change over time. These things also vary club to club, I don't think you can tell a club like Sevilla that the Europa League isn't significant.
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@Joeymac Completely agree with you. It depends on the club. For clubs who don't earn much through sponsorships, every competition is important. Every extra million will be useful for them. Also for some clubs like Wolves, it's their chance to compete with other teams from Europe.

Until the last PL TV deal, CL winners used to get more money than PL winners. Now even 15th placed team in England gets same or more money than CL winner. It's highly unlikely that CL will lose their importance but it's a possibility. UEFA is trying to further expand and make changes only to ensure that they remain significant.
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you don't get 40-45m for winning the Europa League, if that was the case clubs would actually fight for it and not field their B team or purposely crash out of it to reduce the whole traveling and number of games. Last time i checked which was 7 or 8 years ago, you get 15mil for winning the Europa League as suppose to 95mil that teams get for winning the Champions League. CL is at least 6 times more important than the Europa League not 2 times.

If it was 45mil teams would fight tooth and nail for it.

So many managers have said that Europa League becomes important only when you reach the semi finals. Before that its a mickey mouse league.
So it seems like your argument is that a trophy's primary source of worth derives from its monetary value.

While that's a factor, it isn't near the only one, and it doesn't dismiss Nvj's point about the relative winnings between the CL and PL. Transplanting his argument into yours, it would mean that finishing 10th in the PL is better than winning the CL. Obviously no one thinks that's the case, and that's because trophies don't get there merit from winnings alone.
Here is the Wiki link to Europa League:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Europa_League#Prize_money

So basically if you add up all the prizes from each round and wins/draws prizes the winning club would get around 20 million Euros. This number can fluctuate depending on how many wins they get in the group stage. Either way, this amount is no chump change.

Teams definitely try to win the competition, it is just a matter of balancing your cup runs and league games. No team will try and get knocked out, that is just bs. They may prioritize more important games by fielding a weaker starting 11 if the schedule is busy but they will certainly try to win the competition for both the prize money and glory.
I saw 40m number somewhere. I didnt check if its correct or not. Anyway I think Joeymac has iterated my point that just because it doesnt generate good money doesnt mean it is not prestigious.
Tebas talking s**t about City spending, shouldnt he worry about the constant match fixing that goes on in La Liga

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48431483

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/soccer/news/laliga-confirms-match-fixing-probe-multiple-arrests-expected-including-current-and-past-players/35m3fo13qmfk1nbwvdrdo3jrx
have you posted this on chelsea and united forums yet? if not hurry up! they probably don't know yet!!
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Gotta be informative right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNdOw-yNIUM&feature=youtu.be

Khaldoon talks about the Premier league, FFP and Tebas...interesting interview.
Premier League highest average attendances during the 2018-19 season

1. Manchester United (Old Trafford) – 74,498

2. Arsenal (Emirates Stadium) – 59,899

3. West Ham (London Stadium) – 58,336

4. Tottenham (Wembley Stadium/Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) – 54,216

5. Manchester City (Etihad Stadium) – 54,130

6. Liverpool (Anfield) – 52,983

7. Newcastle (St James’ Park) – 51,121

8. Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) – 40,437

So much for "Emptyhad" rumours
I think it's just that it sounds empty...
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^ Thats because some of the fans you see on tv are touched up to make it look like there are more fans in there than what is real. They also play artificial noise to through their speakers to make the stadium sound louder. There was a study done on this and you can read about it below.

https://www.latlmes.com/sports/man-city-atmosphere-fake-noise-1
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It also helps increase attendance when you've bought a few titles recently ;)
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@KevMo you still salty? we will spend another billion this summer if that makes you feel better and make sure Liverpool never wins the premier league title since it was renamed ;)
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I take back what I said.
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Just making a joke fellas relax. FootballisCity is always talking about money so that's why I made the joke
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Cheers Moe
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Yaldho that's a really interesting article, although i'm not surprised at all. (okay i was a little surprised)
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huddersfield need a golden boot for their club, they're tied for most goals scored by a player this season.
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The PL is ours once again *Bows* thank you. I wish you guys all the best for next season.
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Congratulations to Liverpool for reaching the Champions League Finals. They've done the Premier League proud in Europe for two consecutive seasons.

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Ok fine I'll say it! COMEONYOUSPURS!!! YIDARMY!!!

Can't wait for the final when Kane and Salah are back!
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Lamela to score the match winner with a rabona.
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Would love that! Vertonghen with a superjan diving header
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If Chelsea and Arsenal do well tomorrow it would all English European finals for 1st time guess.
La Liga fan boys wont be enjoying this.
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It's the first time one country has provided four teams to both finals, ever.
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Valencia and Eintracht fans thinking thank f**k we don't have to travel to Azerbaijan!
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at least for this season, i have already given my views on this and the premier league has already eclipsed la liga.
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