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Hey football friends, am heading to Europe soon (have a lot of AL and need to take some), where’s the best place to get football tix (EPL, Serie A, La Liga etc)

I know Viagogo is around but it’s not always reliable but are there any other options?
 

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Hey football friends, am heading to Europe soon (have a lot of AL and need to take some), where’s the best place to get football tix (EPL, Serie A, La Liga etc)

I know Viagogo is around but it’s not always reliable but are there any other options?
When are you off? I’ll be over there soon too
 

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Apart from being 'new money' is there any difference between what City/PSG is doing and what Juve, Bayern, Real and Barca do?
The main difference is the latter clubs you mention did it organically over a long period of time and were not used as a tool to promote the states that fund them.
 
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Apart from being 'new money' is there any difference between what City/PSG is doing and what Juve, Bayern, Real and Barca do?
Nope. They just use their financial power to outmuscle the competition, just how they have come about the money can differ.
That's how Man Utd became the biggest club in the world, they had an excellent young group of players coming through right at the time money came into the game & changed it forever. It's how they managed to stay so dominant as well over such a long time, until a few other clubs knocked them off the perch
 

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The main difference is the latter clubs you mention did it organically over a long period of time and were not used as a tool to promote the states that fund them.

Agree with your point in general but the history of Real Madrid and Barcelona is directly tied to politics.

Real only became successful because Franco gifted them an all-star team in the 50's to promote his regime. And until they ditched UNICEF for Qatar, Barcelona were always the biggest link for Catalan independence and their fans continue to use their success to say fu** you to the rest of Spain.
 

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Hey football friends, am heading to Europe soon (have a lot of AL and need to take some), where’s the best place to get football tix (EPL, Serie A, La Liga etc)

I know Viagogo is around but it’s not always reliable but are there any other options?
Direct through the club's. And if money's not really an issue you can guarantee yourself tickets through a hospitality package. Got to the Merseyside Derby like that with no dramas
 

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Agree with your point in general but the history of Real Madrid and Barcelona is directly tied to politics.

Real only became successful because Franco gifted them an all-star team in the 50's to promote his regime. And until they ditched UNICEF for Qatar, Barcelona were always the biggest link for Catalan independence and their fans continue to use their success to say fu** you to the rest of Spain.
Barca fans doing that didn't reflect on the teams finances though, and if anything demonstrated precisely that Barcelona were a team of the people.
 

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Hey football friends, am heading to Europe soon (have a lot of AL and need to take some), where’s the best place to get football tix (EPL, Serie A, La Liga etc)

I know Viagogo is around but it’s not always reliable but are there any other options?
Get on the fan forums. Most will have ticket threads, or someone should be able to direct you to places (Facebook, twitter etc) where you can pick up spares at cost value.
 

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Direct through the club's. And if money's not really an issue you can guarantee yourself tickets through a hospitality package. Got to the Merseyside Derby like that with no dramas
Get on the fan forums. Most will have ticket threads, or someone should be able to direct you to places (Facebook, twitter etc) where you can pick up spares at cost value.
cheers pal!
 

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