Talk about a storm in a teacup, this has got to be one tragic thread.
@ Paniliakos- if you read the post he's not talking bad about Greeks in general, he's just putting a point across that the Greek league ain't exactly great. I think there is a diffirence there.
@ Boston- whether the statistics bear out that the league is 7th best in the world or not, the fact remains that all but two clubs face daunting financial problems. Add to this the fact that clubs from "lesser" leagues such as Turkey, Holland and Portugal have won the UEFA Cup in recentyears whilst the best we could do is make the quarter finals and that standing should fall soon. Furthermore, if you were to ask someone in a street in Mogadishu as to the best 10 leagues in the world, chances are Greece wouldn't be mentioned. put simply, we don't have that impression. You could be right re: stadiums, NT and players in other leagues, but time will tell whether you're right or not.
@ AEK1924- so if a bloke likes watching Argentina play that makes him a "gianitsaro" right? Well, in that case there must be plenty in Greece given that a heaps of them were following the fortunes of Brazil in the WC last year. Besides his Greek seems okay to me plus theres a good case that he has also done military service as well. He doesn't have to tell the world how proud he is to be Greek does he?
@ batigol9forever- the Greek league isn't in the best of shape, most would agree. But then isn't that more or less the case throughout the world. Being a Fiorentina (ain't calling it by that other name, Cecchi Gori can get stuffed and return the name to the club if he had any decency left in him) fan you would know this better than most I would imagine. Sure they get bigger crowds than the Greek league does on a given weekend, but they also get bigger crowds than all but a hndful o clubs in Serie A. Perhaps that's an indication as to the credibility of the Italian League but that is to be discussed elsewhere me thinks.
I too agree that the league would be better served if there weremore of the likes of Giannina and Larissa than Kallithea and Halkidons, but the fact remains that these clubs are ill managed and lack a wealthy benefactor to help them realise their full potential. It is a sad fact, but it is also the harsh reality of Greek football at present.
I will keep this thread going, but guys try to make it constructive rather than one that is based on personal insults. Otherwise I will be left with no option but to close it.