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Re: 2017–18 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm

Sotos wrote::lol: :lol: You are taking it to seriously. Its just a game. The fact that for such a small country we even compete at such level just shows how talented Cypriots are! ... I am just kidding... there are hardly any Cypriots in our teams these days. Trying to compete at that level for such a small country just shows how stupid Cypriots are wasting so much money to buy foreign players so that "we" can compete in such leagues :?

Our top teams are registered companies and they invest in (mostly foreign) players like you mentioned which they use to generate a profit which mostly comes from advertising (all that crap printed on their shirts etc) so you can’t call it “Cypriots wasting money” because some of the shareholders may not be Cypriots or living in Cyprus even.

ie: “Pari Match” on APOEL’s shirts is a Russian online betting company and I suspect they hold some shares too.

Or the “Visit Cyprus” on Apollon’s shirts must be an ad from our KOT.

It’s a complex but seemingly profitable industry that goes beyond our shores so I wouldn’t simplify it into a “Cypriots wasting money”.
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Re: 2017–18 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Sotos » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:29 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote::lol: :lol: You are taking it to seriously. Its just a game. The fact that for such a small country we even compete at such level just shows how talented Cypriots are! ... I am just kidding... there are hardly any Cypriots in our teams these days. Trying to compete at that level for such a small country just shows how stupid Cypriots are wasting so much money to buy foreign players so that "we" can compete in such leagues :?

Our top teams are registered companies and they invest in (mostly foreign) players like you mentioned which they use to generate a profit which mostly comes from advertising (all that crap printed on their shirts etc) so you can’t call it “Cypriots wasting money” because some of the shareholders may not be Cypriots or living in Cyprus even.

ie: “Pari Match” on APOEL’s shirts is a Russian online betting company and I suspect they hold some shares too.

Or the “Visit Cyprus” on Apollon’s shirts must be an ad from our KOT.

It’s a complex but seemingly profitable industry that goes beyond our shores so I wouldn’t simplify it into a “Cypriots wasting money”.


Most Cyprus teams have huge debts. They spend a lot more than what they earn from ads, tickets and everything else combined. They don't even pay their taxes:
http://www.protothema.gr/sports/article ... to-kratos/
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Re: 2017–18 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Sotos wrote:Most Cyprus teams have huge debts. They spend a lot more than what they earn from ads, tickets and everything else combined. They don't even pay their taxes:
http://www.protothema.gr/sports/article ... to-kratos/

That was a very sleek move actually... Nicos is a huge football fan and in this way he strengthened all football teams as well as securing the electoral backing of 100 odd football clubs and everyone else affected by them! :lol:
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Re: 2017–18 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Sotos » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:Most Cyprus teams have huge debts. They spend a lot more than what they earn from ads, tickets and everything else combined. They don't even pay their taxes:
http://www.protothema.gr/sports/article ... to-kratos/

That was a very sleek move actually... Nicos is a huge football fan and in this way he strengthened all football teams as well as securing the electoral backing of 100 odd football clubs and everyone else affected by them! :lol:


And that is why those investments in football companies are made. It is not because the are good investments that have profits, but because in Cyprus those who control the big football clubs can affect politicians. Personally I think it is bullshit. Football clubs should pay all their taxes to the last cent and they should be under the same laws as every other company. If they can't make a profit then they should shut down.... or even better stop being companies, and became sport clubs for Cypriots to play in.
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