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  • Atlético de Madrid

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  • FC Barcelona

    76 85.39%
  • Real Madrid

    4 4.49%
  • Sevilla

    3 3.37%
  • Villarreal

    1 1.12%
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcelonaBiondi View Post
    El Clasico undoubtedly.
    No way that will happen as either Barca or Real Madrid lose home advantage in a league where such games can end up matter a lot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    No way that will happen as either Barca or Real Madrid lose home advantage in a league where such games can end up matter a lot.
    You'd be surprised mate. The NBA is trying to popularize American basketball in the UK by hosting games in London. Teams are designated "home teams" randomly.

    Also baseball in London: the London Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (one of the most heated rivalries in all of sports is being held next year.) The Sox designated the "home team".

    If you're that good, you don't need to be home to win

    https://www.mlb.com/london-series

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    We absolutely don't want to give up playing on Bernabeu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    We absolutely don't want to give up playing on Bernabeu.
    Absolutely not. Who doesn't want to win at the Bernabeu? 6-2, 4-0 etc long may it continue

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    la liga game at the states?? it would have been better to play the supercup in the states as mentioned before. the money better be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcelonaBiondi View Post
    Absolutely not. Who doesn't want to win at the Bernabeu? 6-2, 4-0 etc long may it continue
    I would play Sociedad away in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcelonaBiondi View Post
    You'd be surprised mate. The NBA is trying to popularize American basketball in the UK by hosting games in London. Teams are designated "home teams" randomly.

    Also baseball in London: the London Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (one of the most heated rivalries in all of sports is being held next year.) The Sox designated the "home team".

    If you're that good, you don't need to be home to win

    https://www.mlb.com/london-series
    Those teams don't have to answer to their members. Those are franchises owned by some billionaires or corporations that can do whatever they want, as it pleases them. They can move teams to other cities for business purposes, take money out of their franchises, pour debt on them, it doesn't matter as it's owned by them.

    Barcelona and Real Madrid have Presidents and Boards elected by their members and they will never accept having the biggest fixture in the league moved out and lose home advantage and the ability to watch their team play their arch rival at home.

    It's entirely different from whatever happens in the MLB, the NBA or the NFL and since I follow the latter let me just tell you how annoyed their fanbases are when they have games in London. They don't like it, they dislike it strongly or outright hate it because they lose a home game their local fans could have seen live at their stadium.

    The only way those fanbases in the NFL like it is if their team is a small market team that gets a massive amount of money and recognition from playing overseas. Barca are already somewhat established in the US and so are Real Madrid and I doubt the money either club will get from playing in Miami or Toronto will watch what the NFL get from hosting games in London.
    Last edited by DonAK; 16th August 2018 at 12:37 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    I would play Sociedad away in the States.
    Exactly. No Anoeta, no fun for Sociedad.

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    I'm assuming La Liga wants to promote their product and brand with high profile games and you can't get much more high profile than El Clasico internationally.

    It'll be interesting to see how La Liga approaches this. How will they implement this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    I would play Sociedad away in the States.
    lol

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    I really don't want to see a Clasico in the States. Fuck that. I want the atmosphere and tension you get in the Camp Nou or Bernabeu.

    If you want to play a game there then do Barca v Sevilla or Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao.


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    Just one game out of the whole season right?

    Don has a good point, whoever that team is (likely one of us, Real Madrid, Atletico, Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal), it is going to lose a home game's worth of match day revenue and it will be interesting to see how they plan on reimbursing that team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    Just one game out of the whole season right?

    Don has a good point, whoever that team is (likely one of us, Real Madrid, Atletico, Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal), it is going to lose a home game's worth of match day revenue and it will be interesting to see how they plan on reimbursing that team.
    They'll prob get that much money back and more from the game in the States, but what do you do with the fans? Cut down the prices on the season tickets? What happens the week after they return from the States with the jet lag and all that traveling? Do they get a week off?

    El Clasico can never be played in the United States, that's for sure. Not unless both Barca and Real Madrid fly over fans to watch the games, because both clubs members are gonna wreck havoc if the largest fixture in the league is taken away from them, and they should complain rightly so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    I really don't want to see a Clasico in the States. Fuck that. I want the atmosphere and tension you get in the Camp Nou or Bernabeu.

    If you want to play a game there then do Barca v Sevilla or Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao.
    Those fixtures are probably the ones that'll get picked. Madrid fans don't care all that much about hosting Celtas and others at the Bernabeu. If anything it'll just be Madrid or Barca whacking some mid-to-lower table team by 5-8 goals. Wouldn't even be surprised if it were to be the first matches of the season to allow for flexibility with the ICC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    Those fixtures are probably the ones that'll get picked. Madrid fans don't care all that much about hosting Celtas and others at the Bernabeu. If anything it'll just be Madrid or Barca whacking some mid-to-lower table team by 5-8 goals. Wouldn't even be surprised if it were to be the first matches of the season to allow for flexibility with the ICC.
    I'd be okay with that as long as the scheduling is not fucked up and allows both teams to get some appropriate amount of rest before their next game.