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FA Premier League or the Spanish 'La Liga'?

Which one is better? Premiership or the La liga (Spanish Football League)?

I don't understand why it is always about the Premiership.  The premiership is just the most popular, and that is why people watch it.  Even the most interesting one which is the La Liga (Spanish Football League) is just ignored.

But honestly speaking, the Barcelona vs Real Madrid match played early this year was more interesting than all the matches played in the premiership last season.  Even the Italian Serie A is much better.

Trust me, the English league is boring.

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Ive been quiet for quite some time but Ill talk now.

For those who keep talking about the EPL being seeded by UEFA,the seeding is a result of accumulated points over 5 years.

If you look at Spain,the level of competition is so high that Only Real Madrid can boast of Champions league competition for 5 consecutive years.

We have had Deportivo Lacoruna,Real Betis,Real Sociedad,Celta Vigo,Villareal in the champions league over this period.

Even the other top two teams-Barcelona and Valencia cant boast of 5 consecutive UEFA CL outings.

In England,it is an entirely different story.The top four-seven teams can always be predicted.That is why even if Arsenal keeps losing out in the second round,they will still be seeded.

Concerning having 3 Semi-finalists in the champions league,Its not new.Spain and Italy have both done it before.Yet they all produced 2 finalists and a winner.

England produced 3 semi-finalists and one finalist and no winner.

Chelsea's inclusion in the semi-final was more or less luck.Competing against the most depleted team in Europe(Valencia had 7 injured players and 2 suspended players) and still they struggled to defeat Valencia.

What would have happened if there was a fully fit squad?

The EPL remains the most hyped league in the world while the spanish liga is the most competitive and entertaining league in Europe

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I beg,apart from d mkt /viewership aspect of d premiership which is far beta dan any league, I drop my cap 4 la liga becoz of officiating and beta football played by minor teams, regardless of where they are playing either home or away,beshide that every team is a winner in la liga, no unbeaten record .I beg dem go beat u 4 ur dormot ur eye go red,

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Ask DSTV or any Satelite TV Company*********** thts how to know which is most watched and loved

For the players the money is at Premiership

And for the Fans the PRIDE is at Premiership

GREENSTREET HOOLIGANS

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I'm not an Arsenal fan so I can't defend them I can only defend Bayern Munich

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Tell me in which game of Chelsea you have seen that kind of Line up before and I can give you 10 games where you have my line up.

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@ Dayokanu,

U cannot tell me what a typical Chelsea team must look like.

It all bores down to the manager.

I can decide to have Glen Johnson, Terry, Wayne Bridge and Ashley Cole in my defence.

Lampard, Steve Sidwell and Wright-Phillips in the midfield

Then Sinclair, Drogba and Joe Cole in the attack.

My team would still be a formidable team of 9 English players so what are u on about?

My question is why does England has more top seeded teams than any country in Europe?

Is UEFA partial or what can u say is the factor?

Lemme tell u the answer? It's because the top 4 teams in England are stronger than any Top 4 teams in the same league in the whole wide world.

No question, the La Liga is more competitive but overall, the Premiership is miles better than La Liga.

Say no more!!!!!!!!!!

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A typical Chelsea side would have Cech, a foreign right full back, carvalho, Essien, Ballack, Makelele/Mikel, Shevvy and Drogba when 8 out of 11 slots are taken by foreigners and you say it is not a foreign team then what is a foreign team.

A typical Liverpool team would have Reina, Finnan, Hyypia, Agger,Riise, Sisoko/mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Kuyt due to Benitez rotation policy we may Have Gonzalez, Fabio Aurelio, Luis garcia, Arbeloa, Kewell. Next season Yossi Benayoun, Torres, Voronin,Babel and this is not a foreign team?

English national team might be better than Spain but not the leagues. Premiership has improved due to the influx of foreign players but it is still not on the level of La Liga

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Spain has won the Euro cup before. Then how has England been better in terms of Laurels?

Check the top teams in EPL they are populated by mostly Foreigners. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool a.k.a Athletico Anfield and to a lesser extent man U Even they are all coached by foreigners.

The best player in the EPL year in year out how many of them were Englishmen?

Moreover we are talking about the league Not best country/ national team if you like get players from Mars to play for you.

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I totally disagree with u.

La Liga for what it is attracts 99% of the players in the South America.

If u consider the fact that only Brazil speaks the portugese language in the whole SOUTH AMERICAN continent and all the other countries SPEAK spanish then La Liga has a slight adavantage over the influx of talented foreign players.

Remove the Brazilians and the Argentines in La Liga and u have nothing.

Maybe thats the reason why Spain as a country has never won anything.

You cannot really say the same about EPL.

The foreigners do their bits but there are more world class English players than Spanish players.

The media also kind of overhype and overrate the English players but when u look at players like Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney then u will be convinced the player development schemes in the Premiership is miles ahead that of La Liga.

Its the Latin Americans that makes the La Liga thick.

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@ Jackal,

And you think this factors determine the best leagues? Not considering the quality of players there- How many greats of the game they have produced, How many continental titles they have won and Which league is ahead in Head to head meetings?

I think These factors make a league better than the earlier.

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Actually, the EPL is currently the most watched sporting activity. Manchester United is only threatened by Real Madrid in terms of earnings, no US sporting teams even come close - possibly because football is the most watched sport in the world.

And the EPL is far better funded than any national sporting event in the world - If I'm not mistaken, the top four teams from this season will make as much for being in the premiership as they will make if they get to the semi-finals of the champions league.

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The FA premiership is the best football league in the world.

It has the best organisation, the best media coverage and the most funded.

Only America's NBA, NFL and MLS have more audience that the EPL.

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real soccer, spanish , show show and show, premiership

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all they wanna do is come there and retire,

Ballack and Sheva that is

if they were the ones u meant.

Tevez and Mascherano will leave come January.

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there is no denying d fact dat d la liga is d best in d world. there is no basis 4 comparison. we all know d truth n let's just accept it. watch la liga n 4get ur sorrow.

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there is no denying d fact dat d la liga is d best in d world. there is no basis 4 comparison. we all know d truth n let's just accept it. watch la liga n 4get ur sorrow.

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i was such an Bottom when i started this thread, well it is all evident that the english league is now becoming interesting, with all the big guns wanting to come to the EPL,

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My previous post seems silly because there are great stadiums in Spain like the benebao and others but it's a real eye sore to eatch la liga matches it's not as fast as it used to be and all the good players are slowly moving northwest to england

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Premier leauge any day, the la lagis is aight but they need more money their pitches are under maintained and they don't get enough airtime compared to the epl

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la liga is unarguably the best. east or west.

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Barcelona FC is in the Spanesh Premier League. So definitely, the Spanish league is better!

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lordimpaq

u might wanna take solace in the fact that its on record that no team have won both the community shield and the premiership in the same season, but then records are meant to be broken so i would not advice u to console urself. hola at me

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no problem.........i'll be waiting....

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i'll rather talk to u after sunday

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yeah...........agree.. no harms done anyway....

best of luck

these are my predictions

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0

the charity shield is ours..........

wats yours

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i think i have a right to my views,the appropriate thing is for u to take it or leave it.

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i am not...only that u are just biased in your views....which is not appropriate

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hey, lordimpaq

dont take it personal

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yeah he sure does......he knows too... and u don't

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chxta

u dey yarn too much

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Found this funny, don't know where to put it, happy reading...

Wenger looks to Viera to get over Vieira

Reports last week suggested that the Arsenal camp is suffering from depression following the departure of Patrick Vieira to Juventus.

True, he's been an important player for the Highbury club and the Gunners may struggle to replace him, but surely manager Arsene Wenger's suggestion of hiring professional help to counsel those players hit hardest by Pat's departure is a little over the top.

Wenger now seems to have taken the matter of replacing Vieira a little too literally. The French boss is currently pursuing Patrick's Uruguay international almost-namesake, goalkeeper Sebastien Viera.

Is this the only way to get over the 'real' Vieira leaving? Will the players notice the difference? Surely Wenger can't pull the wool over his staff's eyes as easily as this....

Fight Club

Ageing Lazio captain Paulo di Canio showed he's lost none of his fire with the onset of old age, by sparking an impressive 22-man scrap in Wednesday's Intertoto Cup semi final against Marseille.

The Roman managed to kick off the brawl after twice tangling with Marseille players in the first half. The second incident involved French defender Abdoulaye Meité; head butts were exchanged and four players were booked, before Di Canio saw enough sense to actually do what he's paid for and score a goal.

Similar scenes were witnessed at a pre-season not-so-friendly match at Tamworth, where it was Aston Villa's, erm, 'combative,' Lee Hendrie who sparked a mass brawl. 21 players were involved as Hendrie grappled on the ground with Tamworth teenager Kyle Storer.

The pair were both dismissed by referee Rob Hyde, but not before punches were thrown. It must be the hot weather to blame.....

Strachan in nightmare start

It looks like new Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is in for a rough ride this season, judging by how stressed the wee man looks only two games into his new job.

The fiery Scotsman is already feeling the pressure of being in one of the biggest jobs in Scotland, having lost calamitously 5-0 against Artmedia Bratislava on Tuesday, and having thrown away a 3-1 lead against Motherwell to draw 4-4 on the opening day of the Scottish season.

And more bad news for wee Gord - his chief executive has spoken out and given him a vote of confidence following the poor start! And that normally means the chop isn't too far away.....

Thug of the week

Stiff competition this week (see above) for the inaugural title which 'celebrates' some of the worst indiscretions in the world of football thuggery.

But this week's award has to go to serial offender and all round hooligan, Joey Barton. The Manchester City midfielder hit the headlines again following a bust up in his team's hotel on their pre-season tour of the Far East.

Barton's candidature for the gong is undisputed, not only for fighting with a 16-year-old football supporter in the bar of his hotel, but also for managing to feast on peacemaking team-mate Richard Dunne's finger in a moment of cannibalistic madness.

This is a player who knows no limits to his methods of attack. Last year, in a 'dispute' with a youth team player, the Liverpudlian imaginatively poked a burning cigar into the youngster's eye

This time round, the 22-year-old was sent home by manager Stuart Pearce and has been fined eight week's wages. And all this even before the season has started.....

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Rating the leagues

1 Serie A

2 La Liga

3 Premiership

4 Bundesliga

5 french league

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come wat is ur problem...........? who told u we don't ave money..........at least we got hleb......from stuttgart......

ccooll off man.....ur chelsea have got nothing....

don't worry tilll sunday, till sunday...............then we'll know who's boss....dile shey u don hear.........sunday

on sunday we'll gun the entire roman revolution down.......trust me even with a mediocre arsenal team....we'll win i believe in wenger.......

then maybe u'll just shut up

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Hey lordimpaq, stop consoling ur self bout baptista, arsenal should become a bit aggresive in the market, 4get the reasons that he is giving 4not choosing arsenal, if the right offer had been made, he would not have refused. He knew that they were not serious, they are probably lookin for another 17 yr old that they would buy for E500,000.

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the british and spanish media said so as compensation for their under-achievement.

and yes lordimpaq. zidane is bros.

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well ..........its a pity we lost him, due to the inability of the "beast " to speak english and he wants spanish citizenship and of course bros in real madrid (ronaldo) well nothing spoil at least we beat ajax.... in the amsterdam tournament.....

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Erm, Arsenal fans sorry o, Madrid just signed El Toro...

Real Madrid CF have signed attacking midfield player Julio Baptista from Sevilla FC in a deal that could be worth up to €24.5m to the Andalusian club.

Third recruit

Although the terms of the 23-year-old's contract are yet to be disclosed, the Brazilian international has become Madrid's third summer signing following the arrivals of Uruguayan international duo Pablo García and Carlos Diogo.

'Logical decision'

Sevilla chairman Jose María Del Nido said of the move: "The only logical decision was to sell him." Sevilla will receive an initial €20m from Madrid with the remainder of the fee being performance-related.

Scoring sensation

Baptista, who had attracted the public interest of Arsenal FC, joined Sevilla from São Paulo FC in a €2.75m transfer two summers ago. Initially considered an orthodox midfielder, he took a more attacking role in the Primera División, scoring 20 goals in 30 games in his first Spanish season, before registering 18 times in the league and five times in the UEFA Cup in 2004/05.

From UEFA.com

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