How is the economic crisis effecting teams in Germany?
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03-26-2009, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Okay, I fully understand how big Soccer is in Europe. In the USA hockey is our 4th or 5th sport behind Football, Baseball and Basketball but teams still meet their payroll and honor contracts. Of course in the lower leagues in North America the contracts are basically weekly contracts and can be terminated at any time. The AHL and NHL guarantee their contracts and the NHLPA and PHPA protect the players against dishonorable owners. If teams in Germany are not going to honor player contracts because they have money problems maybe they should think twice before firing a coach and having to pay two coaches in the same year. That's a sign of poor budget management.
There are reasons why players leave teams every year and show no interest in returning. Good owners figure this out. Bad owners will continue to blame everyone but themselves and will never win because of it.
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