Originally posted by Seitse
That is not meaningul... let's wait if it becomes a trend and then
I'll say you're right.
In the meanwhile, judging just from that is like thinking one's national
team is a decent one just because of a world cup won 40 years ago 😉
It is meaningful and it has become a trend.
The premiership has steadily improved and it's championship results cannot be argued away as a fluke.
To try and maintain that Real Madrid and Barcalona are still significantly better than the top Premier teams makes no sense.
The market for players is now more global and so the premiership can afford the best players and the best managers. Spain has always benefitted by its links with S. America, Portugal, Morocco etc.
I love the skill and intelligence of Spanish football, but hate the cheating and rolling around like nancy boys. It is destroying the world game.
Their are 12 or so really big clubs in europe, We are fortunate that at the moment our big clubs are rich with great managers and not part of a scandal.