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a "well known club from la liga"

real madrid

Barcelona

Atletico

Valencia

Villareal

Not trying to be a dingus but who else would be considered "well known" in la liga?

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1 hour ago, lazlo_80 said:

Just checking, we okay with a spanish team having a second team in Canada?

I know when MLS came knocking we all agreed it was NOOOOO WAAAAAY!

If it’s “Barcelona B” no thanks. If it’s club XYZ Ottawa, which happens to be owned by the same company that owns Barcelona, but isn’t a B team, then awesome! They’ve (or whoever it is) got money and soccer know how. 

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4 minutes ago, lazlo_80 said:

a "well known club from la liga"

real madrid

Barcelona

Atletico

Valencia

Villareal

Not trying to be a dingus but who else would be considered "well known" in la liga?

I would call every team except maybe 4 or 5 in the current table well known. I would call the teams you listed as famous teams

Edited by SpursFlu

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2 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

I would call every team except maybe 4 or 5 in the current table well known. I would call the teams you listed as famous teams

Really? Interesting. i definitely don't follow La Liga but was just thinking of names that would make me go "Oh I've heard of them"

Eibar? Celta Vigo? Granada? Those are more like teams I spend 15 minutes wikipedia-ing about after there's a transfer rumor about some Canadian trialing at them or something.

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10 minutes ago, lazlo_80 said:

Really? Interesting. i definitely don't follow La Liga but was just thinking of names that would make me go "Oh I've heard of them"

Eibar? Celta Vigo? Granada? Those are more like teams I spend 15 minutes wikipedia-ing about after there's a transfer rumor about some Canadian trialing at them or something.

It's obviously very subjective. But if you analyze the statement "well known" it's clearly not referring to Barcelona

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30 minutes ago, lazlo_80 said:

a "well known club from la liga"

real madrid

Barcelona

Atletico

Valencia

Villareal

Not trying to be a dingus but who else would be considered "well known" in la liga?

No love for Sevilla? Monsters of Europa League!

Edited by narduch

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8 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

It's obviously very subjective. But if you analyze the statement "well known" it's clearly not referring to Barcelona

Does mediapro have any affiliations to specific la Liga teams?

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13 hours ago, SpursFlu said:

I'm gonna play connect some dots here... random Landon Donovan rumour. Stu Holden last year says he's got something going on with Canadian soccer. Donovan and Holden both close buddies with Steve Nash. Steve Nash and Stu Holden part of Mallorca ownership group. Martin Nash assistant coach in CPL, use to coach in Ottawa. Huh

Very smart post. I think the reasoning is impeccable. I also am sure Mallorca has good relations with Mediapro. 

BTW legally R Madrid, Barça and At Bilbao can't own a foreign team as they are member owned. They'd have to set up an independent holding of sorts. 

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12 hours ago, lazlo_80 said:

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Does mediapro have any affiliations to specific la Liga teams?

No. They have the rights with BeIn. But they actually have a bad relationship with the Barça board as Roures was strongly Cruyffist, who was not treated well by this bunch. 

The really bad vibes are showing this year in the women's league and its tv rights, with the biggest teams like Barça and Atlético de Madrid boycotting the cross league Mediapro deal. 

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12 hours ago, SpursFlu said:

I would call every team except maybe 4 or 5 in the current table well known. I would call the teams you listed as famous teams

I'm here but would agree with that. Especially Eibar and Leganés. 

Even Alavés played a European final once. 

Arguably there are better known teams in 2nd division right now like Zaragoza, Deportivo Coruña, Gijon.... 

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2 hours ago, BuzzAndSting said:

 

I don't know who this guy is but it makes sense. I wondered why only a couple of the Fury players had signed elsewhere.

This might be one of the old Rochester Rhinos supporters came to watch the Fury last year and who as a group have a soccer podcast.  If it's one of them, then I can vouch that they are passionate about soccer and the goings on around the N.A. scene.  Felt bad for them as they were on the fringes of MLS about 15 years ago and now, have no team.      

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Well what has CLanahan been saying every 30 days or so for the last few years..."the main stumbling block is the stadium".  Soccer already has a foothold in Ottawa, there is the stadium with someone who wants to keep it busy (without the hassle of their own soccer club) and if you keep the same colors you might just be able to iron on a new patch over the old Fury uniforms.  Sounds like a win win.  

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6 hours ago, Viruk42 said:

Duane Rollins and Stuart Mac also seem to think Espanyol
 

 

Espanyol is owned by Chinese investors:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/nov/02/espanyol-china-rastar-group-shares

so maybe it's a Mediapro angle that makes that the leading hypothesis given they are also backed by Chinese investment:

https://www.soccerex.com/insight/articles/2018/report-mediapro-sells-majority-stake-to-chinese-investor

and are based in Barcelona like Espanyol.

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