...is the most interesting top European league atm.
It has some talent and good exciting football, but its defenitely not a premier main league like the other top 3. I have watched Serie A, EPL and La Liga since the mid 90s (on and off with some), but I cant say I honestly could been bothered to see much of Bundesliga except for some Dortmund vs Bayern top hyped matchups. Its just not as engaging somehow.Always tell myself I should start watching the Bundesliga but most often end up listening to the radio or go for a walk instead. Some day....
I met a Bayern fan in Denmark just once, in a bar on the night that Milan beat Bayern away from home in 2002. He started out being nice and bought me and my friend a beer. Ended up threatening my friend, calling him a faggot and shit without no reason whatsoever. No sane person supports a Bundesliga side, apparently.It has some talent and good exciting football, but its defenitely not a premier main league like the other top 3. I have watched Serie A, EPL and La Liga since the mid 90s (on and off with some), but I cant say I honestly could been bothered to see much of Bundesliga except for some Dortmund vs Bayern top hyped matchups. Its just not as engaging somehow.
Also I know fans of teams from ALL the top 3 leagues, but in my life time, I know met one Bayern fan, and one Dortmund fan, and both recently. I met more Parma fans then Bundesliga fans.
On what exactly is Germany worse than Serie A? Or to phrase it differently, what makes you think there are not either two or four premier main leagues as you call them?It has some talent and good exciting football, but its defenitely not a premier main league like the other top 3.
Do we even have any posters left at XT who support English sides?@Laudrup, it‘s just that every swede/dane in XT seems to support Milan, Inter or Juve
Bröndby or Malmö FF surely have more flair than the above mentioned teams, nothing 5th rate about it
Milan may have had 3 swedes in the 60s, but since they don‘t have any now, what‘s the point
I admit, I followed Plymouth Argyle when they had 3 magyars, but that‘s as far as I went with english foci. same with Lugano these days
most club teams are packed with random mercenaries anyway, the entire system totally lost its attraction and passion for me. I enjoy hungarian Div2 matches most, to be honest, no foreigners allowed in that league. keeps the local colour up :thumbsup:
can‘t really see the point in the film/music comparison
I am pretty sure that popularity comes from the past. I honestly doubt someone grows up now (plus last few years) in Korea (or somewhere else like that) and decides to become a Milan fan. Absolutely no disrespect, but the appeal does not seem to be higher than lets say becoming a Dortmund fan for any foreigner.Majority of my post was about popularity or international appeal Frank, Serie A has been better for most of my duration as a fan, in that regard its not even close in its heyday up to a certain point. But actual football itself Bundesliga caught up or severely closed the gaps after Calciopoli days hit Italy hard (super bad infrastructures not improved since), and Germany had a brilliant retooling in their football, revolunionized their programmes, and produced way more domestic top players in technical style of footie.
But its genuine question, for Bundesliga to be as watched as those 3 leagues, it needs to have genuine appeal internationally like them, its simply doesnt, not in that way (helps to attract the best foreign players like those other leagues had). You can ask any poster here how many Bundesliga fans they have met.