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Old Posted May 7, 2017, 6:31 PM
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Originally Posted by HomerSPC View Post
Spain is also 20 times smaller in size than Canada.
Even more reason why franchises will survive in Canada with local urban monopolies.

An advantage that soccer has as a franchise sport is that it can be as cheap or as expensive to host as one wants, while giving an entertaining product. As long as the stadium is semi-decent (in terms of configuration and playing surface, doesn't have to have many seats) the product from the perspective of the viewer or attendee will be decent too.

It is also arguably among the most strategic athletic games, that also doesn't require complicated or expensive equipment to demonstrate the intricately strategic aspect of it. While many people enjoy the simple surface aspect of soccer where people run around, dribble, volley and score goals, the real beauty of the sport comes out when one has been watching for a few years and clues in on the strategic aspect. The way the players move the ball around to pull the attacking lines forward, pass the ball from one side of the field to another to stretch defences and open up channels for runners, the off-side trap, tiki taka, feigned movements, unique formations designed to leverage the best of the players available (4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2, 4-1-4-1, etc.). This gives each team such unique personalities and makes the game endlessly entertaining regardless of score.

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