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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old March 25th, 2015, 00:57 Thread Starter
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Why is this not a thing ... Red Bull Antwerp (or Royal Beerschot Antwerpen)

It's beyond me that there's a massive football vacuum in one of our biggest cities ... Antwerp is the kind of city that could really benefit from an investor like Red Bull (cfr. what they've achieved in Leipzig) ... buy a club in the Belgian lower divisions, invest a fairly small amount to get them promoted to the Pro League, a larger increase in spending to compete for the title (and CL spot) ... in the grand scheme of things that would be nothing for a big company ... besides Antwerpen has huge drawing power and has produced some great players (e.g. Dembele, Nainggolan, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Alderweireld) ... #WITNAT
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old March 25th, 2015, 01:53
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You tell him Andy.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old March 25th, 2015, 06:50
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I'm not sure about the reaction in Leipzig but there was a massive backlash from the fans in Salzburg

They didn't want their club to be completely rebranded - club name, club colours, jerseys, logo, stadium... - you name it!

The Salzburg fans didn't like it so much that they even started their own team under it's original name, logo, colours etc. - that of SV Austria Salzburg. They currently play in 3rd league in Austria.

This situation is somewhat alike the Wimbledon-MK Dons dilemma i guess

Having said the above, most football fans are glory hunters so Red Bull Salzburg do have more fans/followers nowadays then they had back in 2005 but the football purists absolutely hated the transition and still don't see Red Bull as 'their' club

I believe this kind of thing works better in 'developing' football countries with not such a strong footballing culture like the USA (Red Bull New York & New York City) and Australia (Melbourne City) but in Europe it's never going to be a smooth transition because of the history of the clubs involved
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