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Online Richard E

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1770 on: May 10, 2021, 08:44:57 PM »
That would be great. Would definitely have to go for a pint to celebrate if that happens, probably the scummiest team in the world.

That last comment is a bold claim in a universe where Man United, Liverpool, Blose, Leeds, Millwall and Real Madrid exist.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1771 on: May 10, 2021, 09:01:19 PM »
They're the only team I can think of that literally won the league by paying referees and are outraged that they weren't allowed to keep the titles.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1772 on: May 10, 2021, 09:08:37 PM »
The English clubs should all start on minus 10 points next season.  Forget the monetary fine as they have owners rich enough to keep the £1.4mill as pocket change.  That said, the FA don't have the bollocks to upset the same teams who tried to destroy the Premier League.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1773 on: May 10, 2021, 10:11:55 PM »
They're the only team I can think of that literally won the league by paying referees and are outraged that they weren't allowed to keep the titles.

You've got the old fascist angle in there too with Agnelli's nose up Mussolini's arse and vive versa.

And that bent fucker Platini played for them, good as he was.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1774 on: May 10, 2021, 11:08:31 PM »
They're the only team I can think of that literally won the league by paying referees and are outraged that they weren't allowed to keep the titles.

I was in Rome the season they got caught and got tickets to watch Lazio v Juve at the Stadio Olympico.  Before the game Juve had won 14 out of 15 league games, were running away with the title, and Lazio were scrabbling around the relegation spots.

The game finished 1-1 with Juve gifting Lazio a goal and generally playing very, very crap.  At the time I just thought Juve had had an off day - turns out they were cheating arseholes!

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1775 on: May 10, 2021, 11:33:28 PM »
Yeah, it's a competitive category but absolutely fuck Juve to hell.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1776 on: May 11, 2021, 01:31:52 PM »
For the all-England Champions League final coming up, William Hill are offering odds on the number of English players starting the game.  It's evens for 2, 5/8 on for 3, 3/1 for 4, 7/1 for 5, 100/1 for 6, 250/1 for 7, 750/1 for 8, and so on.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1777 on: May 24, 2021, 05:54:48 AM »
Now the season is over, it's time for the PL to be bold and punish the ESL 6. A fine or 6 point deduction are meaningless punishments and would only serve to be slaps on the wrist. An esl club would still come through to win the PL next season with ease.
With M City winning the league in 2021 by 12 points and 20 points ahead of Leicester (the top placed non-esl team) I would suggest a points deduction of 21 points (the extra one to negate goal difference based on this season's totals).
This would make it harder for an esl team to win the league next season and for them all to qualify for European competition in its current format. For a change they would have to "earn" the right to these prizes. It would make the PL a more level playing field and punish the arrogance of the so-called elite. It would also require greater scrutiny of referees and var to ensure they don't continue to favour the esl 6.
In my view anything less than a 21 point deduction (for each of the 6 esl teams) would be evidence of the PL being weak and continuing to pander to these teams.
It's time for the other 14 PL teams to be treated equally and not to be considered as also-rans before a ball has even been kicked.
As regards European competition that is up to the authorities running those competitions. If it was up to me I would ban the esl pretenders. Failing that they should be made to play each other in the earlier rounds/group stages to ensure as many of them are eliminated at the earliest possible points. This would allow more non-esl teams to progress further and hopefully earn the right to win those competitions. There should also be no access for eliminated chumpions league teams to the Europa League. Btw what is this new europa conference league about if not to ensure another of the esl 6 (spuds this season) have their egos fed by another mickey mouse European tournament?
It will be interesting to see whether the whole episode regarding the esl is brushed under the carpet or proper punishments are given to the group of arrogant self-entitled clubs that attempted to ruin football as a competitive sport.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1778 on: May 24, 2021, 09:53:55 AM »
I'm on board with all of that.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1779 on: May 24, 2021, 09:57:15 AM »
Not happening

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1780 on: May 24, 2021, 11:09:39 AM »
UEFA considering a 1 year ban from Chumps League for the ESL lot.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1781 on: May 24, 2021, 11:17:53 AM »
UEFA considering a 1 year ban from Chumps League for the ESL lot.
They wont as it will force the 6 to find alternative Revenue Streams and FIFA want to keep them in the tent.
I would love it if they did.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1782 on: May 24, 2021, 11:21:03 AM »
UEFA considering a 1 year ban from Chumps League for the ESL lot.

Is there a link to a new story on this?

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1783 on: May 24, 2021, 11:24:26 AM »
I can't see anything since 12th May. It would be particularly ridiculous if the clubs that have yet to withdraw end up with no punishment whatsoever, effectively being rewarded for not backing down.

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Re: Champions League restructuring
« Reply #1784 on: May 24, 2021, 11:26:49 AM »
UEFA considering a 1 year ban from Chumps League for the ESL lot.

Well if they give out the spots to the teams not banned, we would miss out on Champs league by 1 place. We would probably get UEFA spot though.

 


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