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With the weakening of the alternative teams and the refusal of the big ones in their own eyes to look reality in the eyes, the Premier League is getting closer to the Portuguese and Scottish leagues. Inbal Manor wishes for change

Let's be at the top: the classes created in Israeli football, and the path to recovery

With the weakening of the alternative teams and the refusal of the big ones in their own eyes to look reality in the eyes, the Premier League is approaching the Portuguese and Scottish leagues: two and a half teams at their own level, and a big void below.

Inbal Manor hopes that the euphoria will fade and real change will begin

Inbal Manor


Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:30 a.m

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Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Beitar Jerusalem 0:4 (Sport1)

Last Saturday Yossi Abouxis stood in front of the cameras beaten and bruised - and still managed to keep his cool.

Lose a derby and grab a fourth against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Bloomfield in five days?

There are coaches who would explode with a half-defensive-half-blaming speech, crying over their fate, maybe a little apologetic, maybe all together, but Aboksis has adapted to a different custom.

He tells the truth without arguing and without whining.

"This is not a team from our league at all. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa and Beer Sheva is a different league," he said coolly, adding: "We knew from the beginning that we would be in a war for survival."

Not far from there, more or less at the same time, the heads of Hapoel Tel Aviv were preparing for a shift change like a military ceremony with a pre-determined schedule. Kobi Yaraba out, Slobodan Drapich in. They say that everything was closed with Drapich for weeks, they were just waiting for the right moment Put the plan into action. Minutes after the loss to Ness Ziona, we informed everyone, especially the media, they closed the door and only then announced a "joint and friendly separation". When Drapich tried to convey optimism at the press conference and Omer Buxenbaum talked about budget problems, the fans protested with shouts: "You destroyed empire".

Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Tel Aviv found themselves after five cycles between the last four with the same record as the two newcomers. The thing is that no one is really surprised. In fact, the only surprise is how unsurprised we are by the ease with which the Empires can be pointed out as candidates for relegation Or at best just teams in the Premier League. The objective economic circumstances are known. These are two clubs that have lost their assets and hence also lost the status they held in recent seasons: the top relegation teams. The second tier teams. At the moment, they are great only in their own eyes or rather in the hands of fans who refuse to accept Realistic voices like those of Aboxis or Boxa.

He also already knows: the teams of the top teams remain great only in their own eyes.

Aboxis (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

A few weeks ago, Barak Abramov admitted that he is not sure that he will be able to "give Beitar a quality of life". He saved the club, but beyond that, he will not be able to hold on by himself. Basically, Beitar is in the status of a "living-dead" club.

For the fans, right now it's the least of the worst.

How many years will they be able to put up with the situation?

It is enough to see how long it took the Hapoel Tel Aviv fans to turn on the Nissanovs to get a clue.

Jorge Valdano once said about Real Madrid: "No one has ever seen a concentration of fans in Sibeles to celebrate a positive (economic) balance, but we must have a healthy balance if we want to come to Sibels to celebrate."

In other words, realistic explanations of the financial situation are bullshit in the eyes of the average fan.

The gradual weakening of the alternative teams is one of the reasons for the widening of the gaps in Israeli football.

It was a special summer.

Something extreme.

Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel Aviv stormed the transfer market and made huge deals with expensive foreigners and returning legionnaires.

Hapoel Beer Sheva is only a small step behind them.

While Beitar almost disappeared and Hapoel Tel Aviv remained faithful to the balance, a significant gap opened up. Clubs like Maccabi Netanya, Bnei Sakhnin or Hapoel Haifa do not have the financial strength to be alternative teams. So below Be'er Sheva, everything is more or less equal. The distance between Mami changes (Hello Ziv) To the disappointment of the season (Hi Benny) has never been shorter.

The questioner will ask: Is the Premier League on its way to becoming the Scottish or Portuguese league?

A league of two-three teams that dominate it for a long time and almost never lose points?

A championship league with 80-85 percent success?

A league of fourths, fifths and sixths every cycle?

We are talking here about a change in trend, about a new era.

Everywhere in the football world there are big and small and there are probably huge financial gaps between them.

Everywhere in the football world there are also occasional surprises in the style of Hapoel Jerusalem's 3:0 over Maccabi Haifa.

The question is how rare are the surprises and how big are the gaps?

The start of the season here definitely points to a trend.

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Hapoel Jerusalem celebrates (Photo: Barney Ardov)

A league of two classes and not three has meaning.

For example, on the player market.

It is not impossible that the value of talent within the league will continue to rise while players who are ejected from the greats will find themselves debating between a sharp drop (both in salary and professionally) or (for those who have the option) an adventure overseas.

When Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel Aviv lend for humanitarian reasons more than for professional reasons and Hapoel Tel Aviv collects scraps in the free agent market, one can only assume that we are only witnessing the beginning of a new reality.

No point surprise in one game or another will change that.

The point is that this phenomenon is somewhat swallowed up in the general feeling of euphoria that accompanies Israeli football.

The wonderful journey of the youth team, the young team came within touching distance of the Euros, the senior team conquers the audience again, Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League, Beer Sheva in the Conference League, Manor Solomon in the Premier League, Liel Abdeh is brilliant, special talents are knocking on the door and Oskar Gloch looks like a player of the past in a generation

We are doing something right, we are in a good time, we can afford to raise our heads and abandon the stuffy clichés that everything here is trash, everything is a neighborhood and we will never make it to the World Cup, but on the other hand, we must not sink into euphoria and close our eyes.

The discourse of the great gaps is only at its beginning and when the enthusiasm around it fades, it will only grow stronger.

Because what happened since the summer?

Except for Gluch and Al Yam Kanzpolski, the stars of the youth team playing in the Premier League have returned to obscurity and spend their time between the youth teams and the depths of the bench.

In addition, five cycles painted a very bleak picture of competitiveness.

The problem in Israeli football is that we confuse interest with level, are addicted to slogans and move too quickly between euphoria and failure without converging on long-term solutions.

The general interest of football here is to produce competitiveness (and not an interest in power).

Not to harm the older ones, but to help them get every year to combine houses and at the same time, try to bring the smaller ones closer to them.

Israeli football is in a good time, but we must not close our eyes yet.

Oscar Gloch (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

It's time we stop using the annoying and wrong "weak league" argument.

Our league is what it is - a result of the quality of the local material and the ability to attract foreigners who raise the level.

In order to promote the industry, we need the big ones to be strong and, as mentioned, to create competitiveness.

That is, to maximize potential, increase the amount of talent, require a certain number of "home players" in the squad (and thus encourage investment in youth departments), ensure that young people play in a proper framework.

All the solutions are already on the table.

Reducing the senior league, increasing the second league so that legitimate reserve teams can be integrated into it in the future and possibly also increasing the number of foreigners.

In 2016, when the quota increased from five to six, Maccabi Haifa objected.

Six years have passed and the Greens have long since changed their attitude.

Here, they are now working there on the naturalization of Daniel Sondgren, which will put them de facto at 11 foreigners on the roster (and the possibility of signing one more).

The champion, like the other majors and some of the smaller ones, was happy that such a move would come to fruition.

Will foreigners wipe out the Israelis?

Will the league be filled with mediocres?

These are explanations that have passed from the world and do not correspond to what is happening in the world.

You can also look at such a move from another angle: it will highlight the best and also encourage players to go out at a young age.

Besides, even if we remove the restriction completely, it's really unlikely that groups here will be in a hurry to completely give up their local identity.

It won't pass any audience.

On New Year's Eve, Israeli football is at a crossroads.

He is in a good place, maybe the best he has been in recent years, but in Israel as in Israel, everything can go to hell very quickly.

We are one bad result, one small disappointment, away from going back to attacking everything with all our might.

A new year is a time for new resolutions and soul-searching, isn't it?

You can get everything.

Raise a level, increase competitiveness and continue to promote the Israeli footballer.

It is possible, if only we could move here a little faster.

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Source: walla

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