Originally Posted by BlackMomo
PSK - Germany league is going on the downhill. Don't get me wrong, I agree with you that German league produce better youths. The BPL will never produce the same amount of local talent as the other league until they stop over valuing local talents.
The thing with the BPL, it allows more foreign owners to come in and put a resources around a club and only them to compete with the big boys. not so much in Germany. Look at Dortmund for an example. They had a great run for a few yrs but lots basically all of its star players. now it will take Dortmund yrs to get back and they know even when they get back up same thing will happen.
That's also incorrect. Bundesliga leads Europe boasting the best attendance. Revenues for all clubs are doing well or at least fairly well & each of them are spending much better because they can't rely on foreign investment like a lot of the British teams do.
Don't get me wrong, the Prem has the huge TV deal ensuring financial health, but Bundesliga is in by no means on it's way down.
You also keep forgetting, they're light years ahead
in developing footballing talent than in England that will ensure well coached talent will hit first teams in the league. The government & the DFB spent quite a bit of money in the early 00s to build a very successful infrastructure (that doesn't remotely exist in England & more sophisticated than Spain).
Dortmund will be fine. They're in stellar shape financially. Most of their problems were due to injury & their defense was porous at best. The loss of Lewa & Gotze didn't help either but they'll be back even if they get relegated.
Edit - Here's a graph showing Bundesliga's revenue breakdown. You can see the league doesn't overly rely on one source whereas the Prem relies on 50% of it's revenue from it's TV deals according to the Deloitte financial report.
Also look at player wages as a % of revenue... (on coaching & players).
Revenue from 2009 through last year has risen by apprx 28% while total amount spent on coaches/players only rose 13%-15%. All the while competing & doing better than the Prem in European competition.
Lastly, a clear measure of it's financial health, is that total assets in Bundesliga rose to a record €2.1 billion in 2013. Of that figure, 89% of it is attributed to the 18 Bundesliga clubs.
Since 2001, the DFB has invested a staggering €816.72 million in youth football. Let that marinate for a sec.
So clearly, Bundesliga isn't going downhill anytime so as you suggest. Please stop making statements as if they're fact. Just say you like the Prem better.
PS. One could also argue, foreign ownership is what is actually killing British football & it's culture. Rather than build from within, they'd rather overspend on a player to solve their woes. This is a whole other argument though... Edited by psk2310 - 1/9/15 at 11:36am