Doesn't the fact Guardiola wants to coach in the Premier League show its the best league?
He's tired of meaningless domestic campaigns where they mow down every other team. In the Premier League every game is competitive.
>yfw he loses the title on a windy day in stoke
Why are americans latel so obsessed with leagues and the epl in general
I mean some league powerranking and uefa points memeing is "funny"
But mirricans seem to be really serious about it
Why do Americans insist on eating a bucket of burgers at every sporting event?
i think it's something to do with their whole outlook on sports. they're all about statistics and visible metrics of rating one player against another. think they're just grasping for something similar when it comes to leagues t bh
way off base tbhonest
this shit flinging happens constantly, and its usually perpetrated by brits
stop memeing so hard, faggots.
you're wrong lads. Baseball and football, and to some extent basketball are composed of discrete plays that make it easy to isolate variables and collect stats. As such they are useful for understanding the game and analyzing performance, and have a place in the discussion of sports. Baseball is the most stat heavy thing, and its also the sport with the most discrete events and highest sample sizes, oddly enough.
Free flowing sports like soccer, rugby, and hockey are much harder to collect useful stats on because there generally aren't discrete plays. So the numbers you have are pretty shit, and don't help to understand what's happening as much. American fans of hockey and soccer don't obsess over stats nearly the amount as football and baseball fans. Go back to /int/, dickheads. or at least stop being stupid.
how many americans would you say you've honestly discussed football with?
my guess is zero. certainly not a large enough number for you to have any idea what you're talking about. And please don't pretend the shitposting you read on /sp/ is a reliable source of information.
Well I've been on this site for eight years now, and I seriously discussed football with a lot of people before the flags were introduced so I can't be sure how many of the people I spoke to back then were Americans but can safely assume a lot of them were. Since the flags I've enjoyed talking to many Americans about the sport, I don't avoid them purposely after all even though I can see the flag on their posts. I've also discussed football with a lot of Americans on IRC, on Steam, and a few forums in the past 12 or so years, including the time before I first visited this site. Basically the answer to you question is: a lot.
their point is that its a cultural inclination, rather than a natural extension of the sport. I argue that americans who like soccer and hockey don't obsess over stats the same way americans who like football and baseball do. Which means its a natural extension of the sport, rather than a cultural one
please delete your post, or at least apologize.
so you genuinely are relying on the ~2% of posting here that can be construed as "serious" and you thin its noticeably different from the bullshit that your own countrymen try to post? Because most people are just dumbfucks
Either you have a source for this statistic, or you're doing yourself a disservice by making it up. Statistics are the result of methodical research, they're not to be pulled out of certain nether regions and thrust as a serious counter-argument in a discussion. Also you're underestimating the quality of discourse on imageboards, it's not all memes and shitposting. If there wasn't some serious discussion on this board I wouldn't bother going back to it desu.
i wasn't submitting 2% as a meaningful stat, i was throwing a number out for effect. so save me the lecture, Doctor. If you are going to nitpick, i'm not interested.
You and I are going to disagree about the quality of discourse available on memeboards, or at least the prevalence of it. I don't believe you've consumed enough discourse on the topic with americans to tease out the effects of inexperience watching soccer from the effects of needing stats to understand it.
You're welcome to disbelieve me. If you're offended by my 'most Americans' remark, maybe you can take heart that this guy >>64737568 >>64737617 perfectly explains what I believe.
its a nice move by guardiola. going from pellegrinis football to guardiolas should be a smooth transition for most players. and he will have 1-2 years of leniency to sort the team out just because hes guardiola. only thing he has to do is finish top 4 for two seasons then make the top 8 of the champions league and people will think hes a god
id be more impressed if he joined a team like sunderland and made them champions
some team who hadnt won anything in ages and did have a stacked starting eleven and full backup in every position
>we aren't madrid
I have bad news for you, son.
> I want to experience the atmosphere in England and I look forward to the stadiums there
>108 million fans in China alone
Do you think Man City even have 1 million fans GLOBALLY yet?
>le global brand
Literally the biggest plastic club in the world. This is why Man United will also be a joke club filled with Pakis, Chinks and Londonders whose great aunts brother went to a Man United game once so now they support Man United.
>108 million fans in one country alone
Do you even know what plastic means lad? This is literally the opposite of plastic. This is a massive, global, reliable fanbase which has taken decades to accrue. The mark of a true big club. The mark of prestigious and elite clubs. The GOAT of football clubs, if you would.
Plastic is when you have a handful of fans who just suddenly start supporting a club from half way around the world JUST because you won the league last year. i.e. Chelsea, City. The type of 'fan' that will change teams every year.
Not comparable in the least to having 108 MILLION fans in one country.
if pep goes to City it just confirms him for low character
a money-grabbing whore who could have gone to nearly any club in the world and he picks $$$
he'll be an embarrassment no matter how successful he is, his reputation will be in tatters
Stopped reading. Just stick to shitting up threads with your global brand meme don't try and explain it. It just makes you seem more plastic and that you yourself are a chink immigrant.
Doubt you'd be saying these sorts of things if you were in a pub or something, mate. Bit easier when you're behind 9 proxies and posting anonymously.
How does it feel knowing that Manchester United under 21s are a bigger team in itself than your mickey mouse club? That they literally have a bigger fanbase and average attendance and their fans are louder and more loyal than yours? It must feel pretty gutting. Like you're so insignificant...
>actually being this mad at a person you will never meet and who will in every single way have a better life than you
I'm not mad at all, I'm just stating how he will be perceived by the vast majority of people. I care very little personally.
>every single way
Well for a start he's not white.
Shitty taste in clothing and style.
Potentially a mercenary who will sell his mum for gold.
Confirmed for being unable to control his temper.
Autistic and OCD.
I'd say my life is comfortably better than his.
>Le must be b8 maymay
What did I say that you disagreed with? I have the U21s attendances if you want? Here's a picture taken from their game a couple nights ago. See the flag? Are you telling me Wrexham fans have flags like that?
Face it, our U21s are bigger than your club. Superior technically, on the pitch and off of the pitch too.
Give any footballer (even Belgium Internationals) the choice to play for our u21s or Wrexham, what do you think they'd say?
Think our first team support speaks for itself, don't you lad? :^)
Not every team can be powered by Jew money and plane crashes. I don't care if Man United are a bigger club than Wrexham. I'm just saying Man United are the biggest plastics about.
lol how long ago was that?
>Doesn't the fact Guardiola wants to coach in the Premier League show its the best league?
No, it shows that he already dominated the best league in the world and the 2nd-best league in the world. Now it's time for the 3rd-best league.
But anon, how can they be plastics when they turn up in their literal thousands to watch fucking 17 year olds play?
I mean, who watches under 21 games? Do you go down and watch Wrexham U21s? Doubt it. You probably barely go to all the home games.
To go to these games shows a true appreciation and love for the club. Something deeper than just casually watching the first team play on TV, no?
No other club can boast this.
Plastic? I think Manchester United are possibly THE LEAST plastic club in the entire world. They are the most 'die-hard' club in the country and maybe the world.
Wait, are these actually a thing? I thought they were just a joke.
man united have the stretford end which stands and sings during every game
the stretford end holds 20,000 fans
20,000 is bigger than a lot of clubs entire stadiums let alone singing percentage
to put it in perspective, it would be like 50% of anfield standing and singing for 90 minutes, something that doesn't even happen on their 'magical european nights'
let that information sink in, ABUs
Because if you read your post back to yourself you'd see how deluded you are.
South Americans and Eastern Europeans are far more dedicated to the club. Old Trafford has 75,000 but you could her a fucking pindrop. They do have plastic supporters because it's little lads who saw they were winning a pile of shit in the 90's/2000's. A lot of people watch U-21 games. Even City get a good bit.
>Old Trafford has 75,000 but you could her a fucking pindrop
Absolute myth. I'd wager you've never been. Old Trafford is top 3-5 in the country for atmosphere, obviously 1st in big games, derbies, title deciders, europe etc.
>South Americans and Eastern Europeans are far more dedicated to the club
Again, how many South American and Eastern European games have you been to? I'm not saying you're wrong, I've not been to many either. Just a couple of games in Argentina and one in Brazil. Old Trafford it was not.
1990 was 26 years ago, that's nearly 3 decades. How is loyally following a club for 3 decades 'plastic' in any way shape or form? Again, re-read the post I made about what plastic actually means.
>A lot of people watch U-21 games. Even City get a good bit.
United get 1000% more than City on average (One thousand percent).
Also, 54,000 watched them play in the youth cup final at Old Trafford just a couple of years ago. Let that sink in. 54,000.
Sorry lad, but I'm not buying your bullshit. You are just spouting popular opinions which are completely wrong at best and fabricated at worst.