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Re: The Yellow Away Kit may be a thing of the past
Posted by: jlee
Date: 22/05/2012 23:30
Rockstaar, i see where you are coming from and partly agree with you, but that's because I too am coming from a US perspective.

The better analogy when trying to look at Football clubs in Europe vs US Sports is to look at American college sports. They too are a business (albeit one that doesn't play its players), and the bonds to the cities and regions dictate most of the fanbase and how they can market the teams. Yes Duke basketball might have fans over the US and perhaps even around the world, but they are limited by being a North Carolina team.

That said, we see how the 'loyalty' to tradition and location can be a financial and business road block for many clubs. Regardless of the business sense it makes for Liverpool/Everton to have a stadium share, there is almost zero appetite from their fan base. Milan/Inter do just fine, but its just not in the cards for the scousers because they cannot imagine not having seperate grounds, or even grounds outside of their current stadiums.

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