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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ashley12

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I just fail to see how this adds value or excitement with the Swiss model.

i.e its matchday 7. Liverpool are undefeated with 6 wins, and play against Bayern Munich, who are also undefeated.

Why wouldn't Klopp sent out the same kind of squad he would sent to Miami for a preseason tournament? The game means nothing.

Same applies to a Sporting Lisbon vs Panathanikos match with both teams unable to advance to the next stage.

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If they really wanted to change it, they would be better off playing the competition as a series of 2 legged ties and a double elimination format.


The games would at least mean something then (aside from when City are 6-0 after the first leg vs Debrecen or whatever), and the odds of a super team being bounced out relatively early is slim (the minimum amount of games is 4, with 75% of the field guaranteed at least 6/the same as the current group stage format).
 

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SM

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Thinking that Celtic, Villa and Forest are deserving of a spot because they've won it before is just as bad an idea as the original concept.

Yeah I don't think that's what he was saying.

He's saying if the idea of a closed competition is about rewarding historically superior teams then this isn't even that, he's just further undermining the logic, not proposing a better set of teams.
 

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Sounds likely that an extra CL spot will be given to the Prem and La Liga most of the time since they are normally the best performing leagues.