Ah bro... i love the term RELEGATION
It's a great thing knowing, that's there's no such thing as tanking... as in AMERICAN SPORTS prestigious teams who have a bad season & go into tank mode are not punished for putting out a inferior product.
The Relegation system works well because i imagine there's more money to be made being a really bad "TOP COMP" side compared to playing in a lower league but being a "TOP TEAM" (kind of like the Gifted player wanting to move up and play in a higher comp)
Oh BTW ... on a side note I've always wanted to visit BRIGHTON & A place called BRISTOL (only because of the city i'm from is Brisbane & Brighton preludes Brisbane whilst Bristol would conclude Brisbane in alphabetical order of CITIES)
Brighton looks like to be a nice little seaside town with a gorgeous pier & how i originally found out about it was supposedly Dance Music Act FatBoySLim played a musical festival there once where a Qtr of a Million people attended. . . . But i have been warned that it is also the San Francisco of Britain as in it's one of the gay capitals of that side of the earth. (So if TMC was ever to visit you, should he be worried if you suggested to go for a quick stroll down the beach )
Yeah, I mean the whole threat of relegation is always good because you know there is always consequences for playing poorly and having a poor product out there.
Saying that, it does monopolise it a little.............as I said before, those teams with the money and sponsorship attract all the best players and even if a small club gets a good/great player, they are usually poached by one of the bigger teams.
Still, the the implications of relegation keep teams honest and ever so often there are a few big clubs that somehow get relegated.............plus, if a team is relegated say from the Premiership (top division) it costs them about 30 million pounds in revenue from TV and sponsorships............so its something to avoid huh.
Bristol is a cool place I hear, never been there but know many people I trust the taste of who have. Its abit north and to the left, just across the water from Wales/Cardiff, about 2 and a half hours from me.
Brighton is very bohemian yeah, the gay community adds to that of course but generally there are alot of free thinking, hippie, goth types that add to overall atmosphere in Brighton............I got sick of the agro and trouble in London, growing up there and being surrounded by the daily threat of some f*ck wit wanting to "av a go" at you and stab you in your eye for a mobile phone.
F*ck that.............and for all of Brighton's night life and party town reputation, you get nowhere near the amound of trouble you do in many parts of London.
Its funny huh, I live in the gay capital of England, my favourite place on earth is the gay capital of America.............and I just came back from a month in the gay holidaying capital of Europe..............
As for old "Fat Boy"...........yeah, he is from and lives in Brighton and pretty much every year holds his FREE
concert on the seafront..............pretty cool, especially since my apartment overlooks one of the piers here, with my balcony, so I get to chill in my own home and watch/listen to it.
TMC wrote: bigstrads wrote:
Special Message for TMC = GET IN SCHOLESY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have no voice right now man.
You mean... this?
Congrats, man. I watched the game and was also rooting for ManU to beat City... for selfish reasons, of course, as we also needed City to lose.
Now you have to rely on MY boys to beat Chelsea at the Lane...
Ohh sh*t yeah man!!!................awesome game against City and then your boys beat up on the Chelski scum, getting Terry sent off aswell so he misses the next game!!!
Spurs have just got to do us another favour next weekend.