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which league in the Arabian peninsula is the strongest.

Ok, it's almost certainly the Saudi one but after that, where do Qatar, the UAE, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and even Iraq fit into it?
and which league according to you has shown the best improvement in the past couple of years?


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well, if you ask me i`d ranking them as the following..

1. saudi league.
2. qatar
3. uae

there is no doubt the saudi league is the strongest among all these leagues you mentioned. that`s due to some factors..e.g, some saudi clubs are considered as the strongest in asia in addition to the japanese, south korea and iranian clubs. they always fight for the asian competitions. i don`t forget that al hilal (saudi team) became team of the century in asia. ittihad also has been fighting for the asian cl for the last 8 years.. in addition to alshbab club too.

moreover, the saudi league itself has its tough competitions among 3 to 4 clubs every season, the previous 3 teams what i mean here in particular. the majority of games are full of attendance, its media, players, some derbies, great atmospheres....etc

the qatari league has become good to watch due many good foreign players who come from the european leagues. but for me the league games aren`t interesting. the competition there is interesting in the prince cup when 4 or 6 teams play for it.
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i wanna add sth,
i consider the syrian league highly among those countries you mentioned. there is usually a good competition for the title and in the relegation zone too. also the stadium is always full of fans in big games, it comes directly after saudi league in this point tbh.

the main problem for them is the impact of media isn`t that good. games were televised on different sport tv of the region in recent few seasons, but this season i don`t see any channel care about it. i don`t know exactly why is that happen.

simply this league should be classified highly.
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1- Saudi League.
2- Egyptian League.
3- Qatari League (money factor)
4- Emerati League.
5- Morrocon League.
6- Tunisian League.
7- Syrian League.
8- Algerian League.
9- Jordanian League (It will pick up in 2-3 years to become a major one)
10- Iraqi League (if the security level went up the Iraqi will become the one to watch)

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When it comes to attendences I take it they're all good except in the Gulf States?


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1- Saudi League.
2- Egyptian League.
3- Qatari League (money factor)
4- Emerati League.
5- Morrocon League.
6- Tunisian League.
7- Syrian League.
8- Algerian League.
9- Jordanian League (It will pick up in 2-3 years to become a major one)
10- Iraqi League (if the security level went up the Iraqi will become the one to watch)

If i have to mention the african countries. i would agree with your ranking.
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When it comes to attendences I take it they're all good except in the Gulf States?
The crowd attendence in Saudi is actually very good. People here are crazy about the game and their teams. In Qatar, due to the low population and low numbers of Qatari's the attendence is very low and to some extent in UAE and Kuwait as well.

In Jordan, Wihdat, Faisaly, Ramtha and Hussain Irbid games usually get some crowds. The big games usually full crowd.

In North Africa the crowds are crazier so it is normal for them to fill the stadiums and then when you hear that a Tunisian fan killed himself because his team lost, you stop wonder.

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When it comes to attendences I take it they're all good except in the Gulf States?


if we put the attendence in mind, the ranking will be changed, absolutely.
so it becomes like that..

1. Saudi leauge
2. Morrocon League
3. Algerian League
4. Egyptian League.
5. Tunisian League
6. Syrian League
7. Emerati League.
8. Qatari League
9. Jordanian League
10. Iraqi League

??????
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if we put the attendence in mind, the ranking will be changed, absolutely.
so it becomes like that..

1. Saudi leauge
2. Morrocon League
3. Algerian League
4. Egyptian League.
5. Tunisian League
6. Syrian League
7. Emerati League.
8. Qatari League
9. Jordanian League
10. Iraqi League

??????
Oh my god man! Emertai and Qatari leagues before Jordan? Actually the Sudanese league get also a lot of crowd specially in Hilal and "MARS" games

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emarati is usually has more crowd during games than jordan.
i would accept jordan league has more crowd than the qatari especially in the big games like alfaisaly vs alwehdat e.g, which always full of fans in stadium and more than any game in qatar league, that`s an easy to say.
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And more than any Emerati as well. The problem with our stadiums that they are small. The biggest can take 30,000 which was built back in 1969, now we need a bigger one, specially for the NT decisive games.

I wish they can use the Army machines and personnel to build the new stadium instead of setting there with no work in their arses to do.

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the Jordanian league only 2 or 3 games which have a lot of crowds while the Emerati big games have more..

e.g,
when teams like alahli, alain, aljazeerah, alwehdh play each other, they have a lot of crowds.. ok, it maybe due to that their stadiums are bigger.
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aljazeera sport channel will brodcast the syrian league. i`ve just checked in kooora.com, that`s would be very nice.

today week 4

AlTaleiah vs AlKaramah
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I love Al-Karamah team. They have a Jordanian player - Hasan Abdel Fatah, former wihdat and Hatta(UAE) player. I do not think he will play today though since he is in Amman because of the sickness of his father.

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edit,

14 weeks were played in the syrian league. the game today is delayed from week 4.
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alkarama is a respected club, they has been doing great for 3 to 4 seasons both domestically and in the asian fa cup. it is the top of syrian league now with 26 pts.

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I love Al-Karamah team. They have a Jordanian player - Hasan Abdel Fatah, former wihdat and Hatta(UAE) player. I do not think he will play today though since he is in Amman because of the sickness of his father.
hopefully his father get well asap. :hopeful:
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