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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RPCB

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A quote so terrible, you have to wonder if it’s real lol. Not the part that United and Liverpool were the founders of the ESL (the Glazers are greedy duckers so good chance it’s true) but that Laporte thinks the ESL isn’t dead in the water.
 

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Art Vandelay_

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Essentially a court has backed the ESL clubs and revoked disciplinary proceedings undertaken by UEFA against the 12 clubs. Says nothing about those clubs paying fees to the ESL itself though which is another matter entirely.



Yep.
 

ashley12

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Lol tweet

Sums up as basically "UEFA have ducked over 90% of the nations and clubs the last 20 years, we want to make sure we duck up 98% of the clubs"
 

Zidane98

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The court appeal win for the super league clubs is still pointless as the competition cannot go ahead without approval from the football associations of the countries where the club is based.

Barca/Juve/RM are more likely to use ESL threats as a negotiating tactic with UEFA.
 

RPCB

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The court appeal win for the super league clubs is still pointless as the competition cannot go ahead without approval from the football associations of the countries where the club is based.

Barca/Juve/RM are more likely to use ESL threats as a negotiating tactic with UEFA.

I full expect Barcelona to sue UEFA and magically come out of it debt free.
 

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Art Vandelay_

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Football is getting out of control.

This only benefits UEFA's pockets.
When I said I wouldn’t want an owner like Chelsea’s et al you said you would at Arsenal as it is all about winning.

Not much difference between that and this. Money, greed and corruption ruining the sport.
 

ossie_21

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Yay, greed! The top percentile of clubs only getting richer and richer


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Thistle

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Revolting format. Group currently still has some interest as a couple of surprise results and can an underdog progress and giants challenged to qualify. More games equals less random error for the big teams to miss out.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Revolting format. Group currently still has some interest as a couple of surprise results and can an underdog progress and giants challenged to qualify. More games equals less random error for the big teams to miss out.
There’s the reason. These big clubs or UEFA can’t afford to let the gravy train end.
 

Magma

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of course this is going to happen when fans act like over the years the the cl is the be all and end all of european football.
 

Zidane98

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of course this is going to happen when fans act like over the years the the cl is the be all and end all of european football.

Do they? There are some CL clubs that have fan bases who prefer the Carabao Cup over the Champions League.