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02-14-2013, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
I'm curious about your constant reference to a "decent Latvian league." What kind of league would you envision? To have something that could be called a league, you would probably have to have at least six teams. So that means that, with a national population of about 1.3 million people, the local talent pool from which six teams would be staffed would be about 200,000 people per team. That's obviously a very small talent pool from which to draw. What kind of salaries do you envision these teams paying? How many of the best Latvian players would go somewhere other than Latvia to play? If most or all of the best talent goes elsewhere, how much would local fans be willing to pay to watch the leftovers play? I am just curious about your vision.
^That surely is Estonia's population, no? Anyway our top football teams budgets are $2 dollars, they are similar probably in basketball so you figure what our regional hockey teams could pull together.

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