rodders999 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:16 amReplacing the champions league my hairy hole, there will be 16 -18 teams involved, home and away games - you're looking at 30+ games a season. How do you think that's gonna affect the domestic league? I'll tell ya how..... it's gonna fuck it right in the arsehole.Jock Gooner wrote: ↑Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:06 amFrom what I've picked up on TV (not the beeb of course) I got the gist that this would replace the current CL set up only. I have no issue with hacking away some of the dross that feature in the group stages. UEFA have continued to inflate the competition for their own purposes so I'm all for anything which pokes them in the eye.
There does need to be some promotion / relegation and that could easily be achieved with a mini tournament between contenders.
We and others were involved in superleague talks as far back as the 1990s as I recall, before the American owners became involved
If this thing gets the green light it will be the death of domestic football.
You damn well better leave your hairy hole out of it. I seem to recall somebody mentioning the other day that we reduce the size of the PL by two (4 games), do away with the League Cup (potentially 6 games) and the Charity Shield. It takes 13 games to get to the final of the CL. If any new structure keeps the numbers to 16 then the difference isn't really that much. This superleague shit has been going on for so long in one guise or another that perhaps the only way to resolve it is to give it a try as the moneymen clearly won't let it go away.
Domestic football could maybe do with a kick up the arse. Paying good money to sit in the bowl on a cold December Sunday at 4.30 watching us huff and puff against Brighton or Palace after a big Ropey cup Thursday night out in Azerbaijan isn't exactly the stuff of Highbury legends.