Bayern Munich's top executive today laments the lack of competition in the Bundesliga -- Bayern already won it with 6 to play, only needs 2 points to tie last year's record points total, and is +70 GD in 20 games. And Dortmund is way ahead of 3d on the German table:
And it's not just in Germany, right:
England: MU is 15 up on the table.
Spain: The big 2 are way ahead of the rest, as usual. But it's not just any year. Last year was a record point total for Real, and this year, Barca can eclipse that.
Italy: Something closer to actual competition, but not really by much -- Juve is like 9 up.
Is it all coincidence? The one factor that I can think might influence this is Financial Fair Play. Aren't all of the teams are looking at the next few years, fearing the inability to comply with FFP rules, so they are already cutting back spending? AC Milan is the most glaring example of this; Arsenal might be too (who knows, their spending is always criticized). But looking across the board, the BIG revenue teams are just scortching their leagues the last 2 years, almost in record fasion.
This in part gets to the problem with FFP -- it "freezes" current competitiveness, as big-revenue teams continue to get richer, and lower-revenue teams have no help of a burst of spending to catch up. I actually had a post on this a year ago or so, and some Euro footballer fans told me I was nuts. And well... I present you, argument #1, the current standing in Germany, England, Spain and Italy. So if you want competition, go watch France, or Ireland. (OK, not Ireland.) Or the CL... although, I'd point out, the CL's final 4 are 2 Germans and 2 Spainish, not exactly diversity. (Dortmund's heroic comeback made it so, however.)
Does all this lead, ultimately, so a Super League as has been whispered in the past?