Originally Posted by RaoulDuke
I hope he has the positive impact he had on MLS over here. This year Ligue 1 signed a few household names: Lugano, Pastore, Joe Cole..
If he comes, it should have a positive impact on L1 and on us, even if he rides the bench.
I'm not sure I agree RD. I think it's a mistake bringing over guys like Beckham, Joe Cole and Lugano. Pastore is a little different.
L1 has built a reputation as a niche league where young promising guys can play regularly, the League is more about teamwork rather than star power and parity. There are people in Turkey, as I'm sure there are all over Europe, that had become L1 fans for those reasons. If you change and try to compete with the Premiership and La Liga the best you can hope for is being the third best league because face it you don't have to cultural advantage of being a spanish speaking country or the financial advantage of the premiership. If I was you I would've preferred L1 remain the best league at its niche rather than try to imitate the big boys.