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English clubs prefer Asian money to players

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I dont know the Korean, but Japanese and Chinese leagues level are awful. The technical/physical level of Japanese and Chinese players is very poor, so you cannot expect serious clubs to contract them. I am amazed by the publicity that Celtic's Nakamura has, when the Scottish is a third class league in the world

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I agree - there's no racist anti-asian agenda despite what is tacitly implied here. It's just a question of getting value for money.

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there have been no Japanese players in England’s top tier

Having watched one game of "top tier" football here it is very understandable. Maybe they should set their targets lower - Sunday morning common (as in playing down on the common) league would seem about right if they could stand the physical side of it.

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If you are looking to signing a player for free come to Japan A transfer fee is rarely needed to sign a Player from Japan as the players are willing to go and play abroad for prestige even for wages far below what they are earning here. Another upside, the commercial benefits shirt sales and broadcast rights. In some cases Japanese sponsors foot the players salary while they are playing abroad for the sake of national prestige a good example was Miura when he was playing at Genoa

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To set the record straight, Arsenal's main sponsor is not from Eastern Asia but the Middle East (Emirates). Another factor for the lack of Japanese players not appearing in the Premier League would be the usual Japanese overprotection of their decent players by the JFA and the clubs. Tanaka Marcos is a great player who could make it in England, but I bet Urawa have tied him down. On the other side of the coin Park was treated very badly by Ferguson for the Champions League Final. Park had been one of Man You's best players towards the end of last season and the decision to leave him out of the final was a cowardly one by Ferguson, knowing that Park would be the player with the least chance of arguing about his emission, instead giving places to those who were more likely to fall out with him over any emission.

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Tulio will not cut it in the PL, his compatriot Santos couldn't make it Austria, Tulio is looking good here in Japan because everybody around him is below average put him in a foreign league and he would be exposed for being below average. The JFA or J-clubs don't prevent their best going abroad instead they encourage it as he improves the prestige of the countries soccer this is evident on many J-players going abroad on Loan rather than been bought outright, As I quoted in my previous thread Miura Kazu moved the Genoa in Serie A on loan at the peak of his career for a far cheaper salary than he was earning in Japan and his salary was footed by a Japanese company that was sponsoring Genoa and he scored his 1st goal for Genoa it was hailed as a historic achievement back here japan and was seen as a hero for making the country proud.

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I disagree about Tulio. He would not make it into the first teams of Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea or Man You but they are not the only clubs in the Premier League and most decent players around the world cannot get into those teams. However Tulio could easily play first team football for the likes of Blackburn, Everton, Fulham etc. He is certainly not below average and he scores a lot of goals for his position as well.

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Bottom line is that the Europeans expected a big post World Cup boom in East Asian soccer/football, and that hasn't happened. Just look at Japan at the Olympics, or China in the World Cup qualifiers. So, rightly or wrongly, that is how they are looking at individual players, on the basis of how their teams' have done. And internationally, the teams haven't done very well at all.

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Tulio may score alot of goals here in Japan, he is no John terry and expecting him to repeat the feat in the PL is an overestimation of his his pedigree withoutfactoring in the lack of physicality, height, talent of the opposition he faces here in Japan. If he was that good as you claim scouts from the mid level PL teams you mentioned would have come knocking and if they did they wouldn't have to buy him outright but take him on loan without fear of financial losses when he fails.

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