Ceres Posted July 25, 2007 Share Posted July 25, 2007 quote:Originally posted by SCF08 If the quality is in the football , why dont they perform better than other European teams..?? The best teams from Europe are in the CL / Uefa Cup so the best Danish teams as well. The fact that Danish teams dont reach QF/SF etc is because they have a poor league. Fc Kopenhagen is the stand out team in Denmark and they dont get very far either in Europe. First of all, Your list of Dutch Europa cup results pretty much prove that the Dutch league (just like Celtic and Rangers in Scotland) got some quality teams like PSV, Ajax and Feyenoord that can afford to keep their best players long enough to produce some very good results in Europe. It doesnt change the fact that the head-to-head results between Danish and Dutch team and German vs. Danish teams is more or less 50/50 the past 20 years or so. FC København last season clearly proved to be on pair with Celtic, but you seem to forget that FCK do not have a long past history and they have only been a top club in Scandinavia very few years, so it makes no sense to judge them by their non-existent past results in Europe, when they have just reached "Celtic" level the past two years. You also forget that FCK still are unseeded in Europe and fighting an uphill battle to qualify, in compare with clubs like Ajax or Celtic. Secondly you mention Bulgaria and Israel as having produced better single results in the EC the past few years... To this I can only ask, how many players from Bulgaria and Israel do you think move abroad to play in the big leagues every season ?... When Rosenborg had their great European success by reaching the CL group stage I think 8 years in a row, they practically managed to keep and use the same key players in a period of 10 years and the team then "collapsed" in Europe when most of the players reached their mid 30's. So success in Europe is much about team/squad consistency and Danish top teams always lose so many of their key players that this kind of consistency is impossible. You forget that while teams like Celtic and Rangers can afford to sign and keep the best players in Scotland, then ther is always a big export of players from the Danish league, which also mean that a team like Brøndby may look fairly good in Europe one season, just to lose players like Agger, Elmander and Kahlenberg the next season, before they get to show some real results in Europe. . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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