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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Milan, Spurs, Man U out. As you were.
04-20-2021 07:19 PM
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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
(04-20-2021 02:21 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(04-20-2021 01:56 PM)RobUCF Wrote:  Bye, bye, Superleague, we hardly knew thee. Chelsea and Manchester City backing out:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/chelsea/stor...k-reversal

Good news. Wonder if ELS will try to invite other clubs to take Chelsea and Manchester City's place?

The only clubs that would take them up on it and NOT piss off large swaths of their fandom are probably Celtic and Rangers...they're trying to find any way off of that uninhabitable island called the SPL.
04-21-2021 07:55 AM
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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
(04-21-2021 07:55 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(04-20-2021 02:21 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(04-20-2021 01:56 PM)RobUCF Wrote:  Bye, bye, Superleague, we hardly knew thee. Chelsea and Manchester City backing out:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/chelsea/stor...k-reversal

Good news. Wonder if ELS will try to invite other clubs to take Chelsea and Manchester City's place?

The only clubs that would take them up on it and NOT piss off large swaths of their fandom are probably Celtic and Rangers...they're trying to find any way off of that uninhabitable island called the SPL.

Seems all pretty moot now, at least for the time being. I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of a Super League.
04-21-2021 10:01 AM
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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
I think it’s all just posturing to get the UCL restructured. I’m sure when they’re upset about the UCL again it will come back.
04-21-2021 10:10 AM
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(04-21-2021 10:10 AM)DowdyPirate Wrote:  I think it’s all just posturing to get the UCL restructured. I’m sure when they’re upset about the UCL again it will come back.

If they want anyone to take their proposal seriously they'll have to come up with something FAR better next time because this incarnation of a "super league" as they described it was honestly one of the dumbest ideas I've heard in quite some time. What is their issue with how the Champions League is structured though?
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RE: OT: Officially The Official Soccer Thread
(04-21-2021 01:07 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(04-21-2021 10:10 AM)DowdyPirate Wrote:  I think it’s all just posturing to get the UCL restructured. I’m sure when they’re upset about the UCL again it will come back.

If they want anyone to take their proposal seriously they'll have to come up with something FAR better next time because this incarnation of a "super league" as they described it was honestly one of the dumbest ideas I've heard in quite some time. What is their issue with how the Champions League is structured though?

Their issue is they want guaranteed participation in the CL. Actually, UEFA just recently introduced a new CL format that starts 2024. 36 team league format replaces group stage. Each team will play a total of 10 games home and away, with the top eight automatically qualifying for the last 16 and those finishing between ninth and 24th to compete in two-legged play-offs to decide who else makes the knockout stage. The teams that finish lower than 24th will exit European competition completely, and the last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all continue with their original format. The guaranteed 10 games was a concession to the big teams in that it increases their revenue.

EDIT: Another concession is UEFA is apparently considering awarding two CL spots to teams based on their historical performances in Europe.
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