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    Are league 'styles' becoming more blurred?

    With the influx of foreign players & managers spreading across Europe, are leagues becoming more similar now in terms of brand of football?

    Comparing La Liga style to Premier League a decade ago would have been stupid, but now Man City with Pellegrini as manager, Toure, Silva, Aguero, Negredo, Navas and co in the team are pretty comparable to a La Liga club. Why stop there? Swansea have 8 Spaniards and a history of possession based style. Southampton likewise with Pochettino at the healm has Southampton playing attractive possession football, as has Martinez (another Spaniard) with Everton. Now look at Real Madrid in Spain, is there a more 'Premier League' type team than them? Physically imposing with so much pace to burn on the counter, they are the ultimate 'PL team' made up of 5 former Premier League players and a Premier League winning manager in Ancelotti.

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    ^^ Paul Clement as assistant coach too.

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    Are league 'styles' becoming more blurred?

    I think yes. With a brief look at P$G roster we can see the shrunk serie A. With a brief look at Man Citą we can see La Liga. With a brief look at Newcastle you can see French kiss.
    And the same thing with Cabr˛n and Premier league, Bayern and us, etc.


    It is clear as hell to a knowledgeable person that league styles are becoming blurred.
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    I certainly is clearer for the top clubs, but not so much with the smaller teams.


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    Yeah there's no difference between Barcelona and Chelsea and west ham and rayo vallecano these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by cule4life View Post
    Yeah there's no difference between Barcelona and Chelsea and west ham and rayo vallecano these days
    Great job comparing the two extreme differences.

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    A few teams here and there but generally its still the same style of EPL hoofball, BL end to end passing, La Liga technical finesse, Serie A best attack is defense,etc

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    We are not there yet.
    Life sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    We are not there yet.
    Where?

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    PL at least has some technicality to it now besides West Ham and 1-2 others. It's like La Liga sped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianSwan View Post
    PL at least has some technicality to it now besides West Ham and 1-2 others. It's like La Liga sped up.
    Nope the technical superiority and finesse of La Liga teams leave most PL teams to shame there is still a considerable gap to the level of technical play b/w the La Liga and EPL.