Originally Posted by NomadicSole21
I think it has more to do with the top 4 not being as dominant. Talent spreaded out instead of being in one or two clubs like La Liga and the Bundesliga. I think the BPL fell off top 4 wise but it's still a great league top to bottom unlike the the other 2.
I don't think you can use the Champions League as concrete evidence, but you can certainly make a case with it. Juventus were runner ups last season but that doesn't make Serie A better than the Bundesliga and BPL. Arsenal got wrecked by Monaco but that doesn't make Ligue 1 better if you see what I'm getting at.
Essentially your argument and the many others who use this argument - are basically just using hypotheticals. "Outside the best 4-5 teams, the EPL is better.." narrative to me is becoming a joke. No concrete facts, just speculative opinion.
How do you know the bottom 5 of the EPL are better than the bottom 5 of La Liga or the Bundesliga? - you don't know, I don't know - there isn't a European League out there willing to accept those bum *** teams into a tournament so using those same bummy teams to make your argument is
(to me at least).
Luckily we have a tournament out there called the "Champions League" that determines the best teams on the planet which in turn allows us to use the data and facts to support our argument (imagine that). It's not like we're picking and choosing our arguments, it's not like EPL teams just had a fluke year - this has been trending downward for the better part of 5 years now. You can't just brush those figures aside, they matter, they matter a hell of a lot more than the bottom clubs.
Also if you were to ask me to build the best team I could by randomly choosing players from the bottom 5 teams in the EPL, La Liga, or Bundesliga. Give me the Bundesliga 1st and la Liga 2nd anyday. I'll have more confidence in a well trained German player or a technical Spaniard than I would an English one who runs up and down the pitch. - that's the truth.
If you can't admit it now, **** it, not even worth making it an argument anymore. The sky is green and ya'll ain't budging, no way