France league is ridiculous, with PSG 20 points ahead of the competition, as well Bayern just obliterating everything. Dismissing Portugal just because we don't have extremely wealthy teams is another indication of snubbing from these rich assholes that rule football. Portugal's teams have been at least for the last 5 years getting better results than France, which was indicated by our 5th place in the Uefa ranking. And when I talk about Portugal, I also talk about Russia for example.
Basically rich clubs would only get richer and the others would get poorer without the Champions League. The best players all go to these richer clubs and that only makes for football being a boring fest. Every single year we expect the same clubs reach the semi finals in the Champions League, and every year we expect the same winners in their respective leagues. I still remember some years ago we had Porto or Liverpool win the Champions League.
So many clubs in Europe have so much more history than Manchester City, Chelsea or PSG. These clubs were irrelevant until someone injected a huge amount of money. Does that make people love them? I still remember when Manchester City snubbed on Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon) when they played in the Europa League. The funniest thing is, Sporting and Man City both won a Cup Winners Cup and Sporting reached the Uefa Cup final in 2005. Sporting also won 18 Portuguese Leagues, and several other cups making it 45 cups in total. What did Manchester City won compared to this? What was Man City museum compared to Sporting? Yet, they had that attitude. And yet, they lost the round. This goes to say, if a rich fuck injects millions to Sporting (or another not so rich club), will it make it the best club in the world? What nonsense. /endrant