>Athletic Bilbao uses exclusively Basque players and has never been relegated from La Liga
Would training only local players work for other clubs as well? or is it just because the region is good?
>haven't won a trophy since the mid 80's
sounds like the spurs of unemployment land
they can be from anywhere in these regions
but they won one this year
>inb4 supercopa is a meme
No they aren't
You either have to:
a) Be from the Basque country
b) If you have Basque ancestry you can also be permitted, like that one Venezuelan player
Virtually all of their players are 100% Basque who were born in raised in BC. Then that one black player Inaki Williams was also born there. That doesn't seem like a liberal interpretation to me.
Also, the fact that they're able to remain competitive while solely consisting of players that they train and produce themselves is exceptional in this era where money runs everything and buying foreign players is the way to do things. Implement the same policy at the other 'big clubs' and see how long they remain being the elite.
Chivas and Bilbao have a few things in common
that's why I asked, if they let a black player in and consider him a fellow Basque, how are they racists?
>a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
Athletic also has a good anthem
>Would training only local players work for other clubs as well?
Well, it would be great for South American football if all Europeans clubs did this. We would actually have great leagues.
Gringos are still buttblasted that the meheecans from chivas usa told them to fuck of from the team if they had no latin american in them.
I think the whole idea was bound to fail from the beginning, as usa is fucking pc land, and everybody has to love everybody. I mean, can you imagine a based team from alabama that only accepts 'bama boys?
>inb4 liberals cry muh racism
>and has never been relegated from La Liga
They've been close a few times, really close. They've been doing pretty good these last 5 years though.
Not to mention all the basques that aren't playing in Bibao.
Plenty of Basques in Osasuna and Real Sociedad, and bigger clubs like XabiAlonso, Javi Martinez, LLorente, Ruffier, I probably forget some
The reason Chivas USA failed is because Americans don't want to support a team called Chivas USA. Sounds way too spic. The league was looking for every excuse to fold the franchise.
I'm just so grateful I'm not American, seeing your media, your internet, your PC, how people get so offended... I'm just glad I don't live in a multi-racial country and I don't have to put up with all that shit.
Eibar has always been a consistent 2º division team except for a few years they slipped to 2º division B.
For teams with lower economic power poaching on second division players is a main survival tactic.
better than putting up with pc bullshit. I'm a Catalan independentist anyway, so the fight among ourselves is kind of my job
Well, to start Chivas Usa wante to create an identity within the pocho community of LA, but what they did not have in mind was the fact that second generation are mostly interested in chicano shit like the raiders and copying nigger culture. It was never going to work wtih fucking pochos.
Basque are glorious Celts so if you have any Celt blood it isn't technically bandwagoning since Basque soil is >our soil
If you are a dirty Anglo then don't even reply to my post.
Nah, they aren't. The rest of Iberia is literally a mix of moors, iberians, goths, etc.
Basques were never conquered so they didn't really mix with the rest of the iberian population, the moors and the rest of the invaders never made it there thanks to the scarped mountain terrain.
Depends a lot on the training for youth development.
By age 6 to 12 you are learning most of your motor movement skill set - and I figure also spatial awareness. So, by then you must not be focusing any little time to anything else BUT enclosed space futsal. Also, if possible, you must try to be used in differential level situations - Like Zico, Ronaldinho and Neymar that often played and learned with elder family, be they 4 older future player brothers, an early retired medium level brother, or a early retired medium level career obsessed father - respectively.
Then by age 12-17 you start learning to speed up your game and read the field. That's when you slowly build your physique as well.
By the early adulthood, you need to learn most of the tactical part and refine all your skillset into being a functional player.
If you have the right culture and a full input of children into that system - be by not seeing another viable carrer option, be by being a good system with good results, or just a regional obsesion... then maybe you can pull that off.
Good footballers often come from areas of huge football fanatasicm. In my country id say most of our best players have historically come from the north east and the north west. Maybe a few Midlands. I'd be happy if my club did it
Could get the next shearer.
>Athletic Bilbao uses exclusively Basque players
not strictly true actually, in recent years they have loosened that restriction somewhat and now will use plays with 'basque heritage' much like the Irish and Welsh football team being mostly composed of english players
> Eukal Herria: 20.000 km2
> Rosario, Santa Fe 178 km2
wow, those fucking cat-eaters are fucking based
most deluded and insufferable cunts of Europe, agreed. Met this girl at a party:
>me: so, where are you from?
>her: I'm Catalan
>me: so, you're from Spain
>meant nothing by it, didn't mean to trigger her
>she throws a tantrum Blah blahd blah I'M FROM CATALONIA DURRRR, yells at me loudly
>thinking fuck her
>me: but legally you are a Spaniard, with a Spanish citizenship, with a Spanish passport supporting a sport team playing in a Spanish league, no?
>she leaves in a rage
>host of party said he didn't really want her there anyway, I did a great job
>he didn't get his dick wet because of political autism
> Nahuel Guzman
> Ezequiel Garay
> Mateo Musacchio
> Santiago Vergini
> Cristian Ansaldi
> Federico Cartabia
> Guido Vadala
> Damian Escudero
> Nahuel Leiva
> Ever Banega
> Ezequiel Lavezzi
> Angel Correa
> Mauro Icardi
> Lionel Messi
> Angel Di Maria
> Marcelo Bielsa/Gerardo Martino
Barcelona could make it work. They probably wouldn't be the force that they currently are but I could see them being quite prolific in Spain and possibly the Europa League as well
It could be a decent team, nowhere near the team it is now. Barcelona could do it with Catalan speaking territories
>The club is known for its policy of recruiting only players from the greater Basque Country [...] This policy, which for many years applied both to signings from other clubs and to youngsters admitted to the club's academy, has in recent years become more flexible, so that players whose career developed in the youth system of other clubs in the region are now acceptable, irrespective of their country of birth.