European Super League/Expanded Champions League Format Discussion

Would you favour the idea of a New European super league as reported?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 10.2%
  • No

    Votes: 139 83.2%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 11 6.6%

  • Total voters
    167

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moomba

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I honestly think a two or even three year ban from the CL would be a good punishment.

Sure Bayern would just win the European Cup 2-3 years in a row but it would massively hurt the big clubs financially and players would leave. That would hurt the clubs the most.
If the settlement story is correct I'd be amazed if it was more than a fine and maybe some admin punishments. No club would willingly agree any Champions league ban so quick. They'd still be arguing with UEFA and would be for years.
 

jod23

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If the settlement story is correct I'd be amazed if it was more than a fine and maybe some admin punishments. No club would willingly agree any Champions league ban so quick. They'd still be arguing with UEFA and would be for years.
Oh yeah for sure, that's all it will be but IMO it should be far worse.

UEFA need Liverpool, Utd, Barca, Real etc etc in the CL. So they wont want that outcome any more than the clubs would.
 

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I honestly think a two or even three year ban from the CL would be a good punishment.

Sure Bayern would just win the European Cup 2-3 years in a row but it would massively hurt the big clubs financially and players would leave. That would hurt the clubs the most.
That's called cutting off your nose to spite your face

Banning the pretty much all of biggest clubs in Europe for multiple years would massively devalue the UCL and result in UEFA having to renegotiate broadcast and sponsorship deals
 

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jod23

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That's called cutting off your nose to spite your face

Banning the pretty much all of biggest clubs in Europe for multiple years would massively devalue the UCL and result in UEFA having to renegotiate broadcast and sponsorship deals
Yeah I basically said that in the post right above yours.
 

Bojan KantKick

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I honestly think a two or even three year ban from the CL would be a good punishment.

Sure Bayern would just win the European Cup 2-3 years in a row but it would massively hurt the big clubs financially and players would leave. That would hurt the clubs the most.
This would actually give the clubs a reason to set up the ESL.
 

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Weren't Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal all significant in the planning of the ESL too? They seem kinda lucky to be in the same situation as the other clubs that had less involvement.

But I guess that's what happens when you issue a public mea culpa, as opposed to RM and Juve's presidents (and Barca's Laporte to a lesser extent) still insisting that ESL will be/needs to be a thing
 

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RPCB

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Weren't Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal all significant in the planning of the ESL too? They seem kinda lucky to be in the same situation as the other clubs that had less involvement.

But I guess that's what happens when you issue a public mea culpa, as opposed to RM and Juve's presidents (and Barca's Laporte to a lesser extent) still insisting that ESL will be/needs to be a thing

They all had equal involvement. Yes, even Chelsea and City.
 

glenferry23

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moomba

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I'll be surprised if Madrid, June and Barca end up with anything more than a fine as well. Maybe a bit bigger percentage.

In the next month or so they'll have to indicate if they want to play in next year's champions league. The rhetoric suggests maybe they don't.
 

RPCB

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Translation: The FIFA President really does hate the ESL project but we are going to leak a story that he encouraged the ESL project so football supporters forget about potential Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus sanctions.
 

Bojan KantKick

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Translation: The FIFA President really does hate the ESL project but we are going to leak a story that he encouraged the ESL project so football supporters forget about potential Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus sanctions.
Don't think Phillipe Auclair would fall for that.