1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

football thread No11

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Carras Dad, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    50,140
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge
    Do you mean in terms of Atletico buying a CPL club in Ottawa? It's doubtful that's why they're doing it, unless they're thinking very long term (i.e. decades). No Atletico players will come via their CPL club for quite a while. The salary cap in our league is just so low that any youngsters who are good enough to eventually crack into the Altetico Madrid starting 11 would not be able to play in Ottawa.. maybe just at first? If their skills were there, they would end up moving somewhere else before ever arriving at Altletico though, so Ottawa wouldn't make a very good feeder club,unless it was feeding right into their academy I suppose.. and that seems unlikely as well.

    They are trying to do the same thing Man City has been doing - spreading their brand. Atletico bought a club in India for the same reason (but have since sold it)
     
  2. west india man

    west india man Immortal

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    9,232
    Location:
    Brazil
  3. Adrain

    Adrain Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    I'm a big Spurs fan myself - but that was Baaaad!

    Great result today, but perhaps we should forget about the video.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Free Hong Kong

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    49,173
    Location:
    up yours!
    For @Arwon: The A-League returneth.
    For @Grendeldef: Liverpool's 30-year journey to the league title.
    I didn't know about the Indian club.
    They might be thinking long-term. Publicity, a dedicated overseas TV following, and they might get themselves their own little personalised market. It makes sense.
     
  5. Arwon

    Arwon

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Messages:
    18,443
    Location:
    Canberra
    I'm honestly not sure why the soccer here took so much longer to come back than other sports
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    50,140
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge
    It was Atletico de Kolkata. They've since rebranded, but their new branding is sort of close to the original

    They are just trying to spread the Atletico brand, so people end up giving them more money. That's a very simplified summary of their motivations, and there might be more to it too, but I bet that it's basically it.
     
  7. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,979
    Location:
    SPACE! Maybe?
    Apparently Atlético sold their shares to one of the Indian co-owners.
     

Share This Page