Originally Posted by pablo
g'day fellas. just a few questions.
why is the APL dominated by teams based in yerevan? there are 10 regions in armenia, each with a healthy amount of people in it. the team based in Kapan is doing awsome in terms of attendences ext... Plus spreading the teams out will solidify the fact thats its Armenian premier league, hence everyone should be involved. But I guess thats a money issue though. pisses me off!
You're right, but its not as easy as it sounds. Playing in Yerevan brings more opportunities to the team and its players. Plus most of the owners are from Yerevan, so its only logical that they start a team in the capital. I also think that this is the reason why the attendence is so low. There are too many teams in Yerevan, and the locals don't know who to support and just don't care anymore. Teams from outer regions on the other hand, like Gandzasar, have more people attending the games. This has to the with the fact that the population of Kapan has one team to support, and they do it. It has to do with pride and recognition.
Just give it some time. In the near future we will see more teams emerging in different regions of the country. Many Yerevan clubs will give way to teams from the provinces as football awarness grows around the country.
another thing, how can u guys have such a vested interest in a competition, when even the locals dont seem to give a dam about it. is the quality of play actually decent? anyway i think this season i'll try and pay attention a bit more, and learn a few things, cause i sense from you guys that there is great potential.
As for your other question, locals have much more stuff on their minds than football. Such as how to put food on the table in difficult conditions. Sport is only a secondary priority. But as the quality of life gets better, football will follow.
Supporting Armenian clubs is important to diaspora Armenians, because they feel like they are part of something within Armenia. You know what I mean?