The Copa Del Rey is back, and that means the second tier of Spanish football is back on the calendar.
At the same time, La Liga is also back to its best, and it is the only major European league in the world where there are no direct domestic ties between clubs and the fans.
In fact, the only two clubs in Spain’s top flight who have no direct ties with the fans are Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid.
It means the only real tie that exists between the supporters of both clubs is between them and their team.
This season has seen a series of events that have created a bit of uncertainty, and the biggest uncertainty is the state of La Liga.
The first major event was the introduction of the new “golden rules”, which allow clubs to sell their players on for a hefty sum, regardless of whether or not the player is playing for them.
This is something that was already happening with the likes of Manchester United, but was a bit controversial in Spain due to the lack of clarity around the situation.
The new rules were a big step towards easing the burden of the financial penalties on the clubs who broke the rules, and allowing them to sell on players for significantly less than what they would normally pay.
However, it also meant that, for the first time in a long time, a big chunk of the league’s revenue is not directly tied to the performance of a club.
For a club to make a profit, it has to generate a profit of at least £10m per season.
And while this is a fairly standardised system across Europe, in Spain it is a completely different story.
There are no rules about how much clubs can make from players, only what their owners will make from them.
And that has been the case in Spain for the last two seasons, with the big clubs making between €2.3bn and €3.6bn in profit, while the smaller clubs made between €1.7bn and £1.9bn.
The biggest clubs, with revenues in excess of €10bn, have managed to make €7.4bn profit in 2016-17, while only Real Madrid and Barcelona made more.
The result is that the clubs are able to pay big salaries to the players, while those who don’t make it to the top end of the pay scale don’t get any kind of compensation.
And with no direct tie between the clubs and their fans, the clubs have been able to cut their costs, in a bid to make more money.
While this might be good for a club like Barcelona, it can also lead to problems.
Barcelona have a huge budget, but this is mainly because of their financial situation.
In the last few years, the club has had to pay €70m to buy players, and this year they will be able to sell a player for a little more than the price they paid to sign him.
This makes it impossible for Barcelona to afford to pay players in the way that they did when they were young, so they have had to make cuts in their squad and even in the player pool in order to maintain the same level of financial health as they have always been.
In this way, Barcelona have been forced to sell some of their best players, in order for them to keep their financial health.
This has been a huge blow to the club, but it has also meant the team has been able play more games this season.
For Real Madrid, the situation is more complicated, as their financial status is dependent on their ability to win the league, and they have no intention of selling any of their players.
In a similar situation to Barcelona, Real Madrid are unable to sell players due to their huge debt, and are only able to make profits from players who are not playing.
In a similar way to Barcelona and Real, Real’s fans are also struggling.
The most obvious way that fans can benefit from the new rules is the fact that they can pay a bit more to support the team.
But it is not just the money that is the most valuable in Spanish football.
The support of the supporters also matters a great deal, and in recent years, a large chunk of their income has gone to pay for players.
Real Madrid have lost almost €150m in the last three years, and despite the new golden rules, they are still able to play games due to a massive amount of money that they have invested in their supporters.
It is this support that has allowed Real Madrid to be able afford the level of spending that they are able have.
The money that the fans have invested into the team also helps them to win matches, which is a great thing for a team.
However it also means that they do not have to compete for the same amount of points as other teams, and as a result, they do less damage to their finances than other teams.
This is why La Liga has become so important for the clubs in the league.