|2013/01/24 18:26, Eldaril:|| |
|'Erhm. How exactly did fan expectations kill the ability to build sustainable teams? I do not see the connection. Bulgiarian league doesn't have that many users either, it's not exactly Italy where playing in the top division with a sustainable team is near impossible.'
With a little delay, the answer:
Fan expectations made it that the longer you stayed at the same level, the more fans expected you'd win it -- and if you didn't, they would get displeased. Displeased fans means less revenue therefore a less competitive team. It gets to the point where you don't really generate enough money to build a team that is good enough to stay in the division (which is especially evident when new teams start to promote with 1,000 more fan club members than you have).
So, given that maintaining presence in the 3-5 range of the top league rankings was essentially a doomed effort, and that I wasn't about to start trading to make up the lost money, that was pretty much it for me.