Dostoevsky

Tzu
Administrator
May 27, 2007
80,761
I did lol.

Thankfully it wasnt sppio3d and I managed to watch the game 2 hours after ended on dazon streaming replay.

Cuz I'm not a poor peasant like zach or lgortudor

Sent from my SM-N950W using Tapatalk
You're not poor but you're a fake fan. Watching a replay lol. That's worse than a third world country.
 

Boksic

Senior Member
May 11, 2005
8,219
I think it happened in 2014-15. In the quarters we faced Monaco, Bayern played Porto, Barca got PSG and Real took on Atletico. All 4 favorites made it to the semis.
Pretty rare then if we have to go back so many years. Will be interesting to see what happens, there really are 4 clear favourites from the 4 matches this year.
 

Bianconero81

Ageing Veteran
Jan 26, 2009
25,907

You're an obese trucker from Cleveland? :boh: :shocked:

- - - Updated - - -

Pretty rare then if we have to go back so many years. Will be interesting to see what happens, there really are 4 clear favourites from the 4 matches this year.
So many years? Bro, it was like 4 years ago :p
 

Orgut

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2002
10,325
I tried to look for a package deal to Amsterdam or Torino (preferably Amsterdam) - for the CL game vs Ajax.
Everything I looked was 1500 EUR for game+hotel+flight
Does anyone here know where I can get a ticket at a relatively fair price?
 

The Quazis

Senior Member
Dec 21, 2012
2,974
I tried to look for a package deal to Amsterdam or Torino (preferably Amsterdam) - for the CL game vs Ajax.
Everything I looked was 1500 EUR for game+hotel+flight
Does anyone here know where I can get a ticket at a relatively fair price?
You won't get it as a private person. Official fanclubs will get them all.

Wysłane z mojego FRD-L09 przy użyciu Tapatalka
 

Cerval

Senior Member
Premium
Feb 20, 2016
13,617
Wall Street Journal: UEFA, ECA discussing major changes to the Champions League
If these proposals do come to pass, the sport as we know it will change forever.

It appeared that plans for the long-rumored European Super League were shelved following a joint announcement that UEFA and the ECA were agreeing to stick with the current structure of club soccer in Europe through 2024. However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled)says that the two sides are meeting this week to discuss any and all possible changes.

UEFA refused to comment to the WSJ for the store. However, the Premier League’s CEO Richard Scudamore and La Liga President Javier Tebas have previously voiced their opinions on such ideas. Scudamore has said, “Nobody’s going to give up weekends,” and Tebas said the previous proposals, “put national leagues in danger.”

There’s no question that the big clubs in Spain, Germany, Italy, and France are pushing hard for these changes to go into effect. Due to the Premier League’s television contracts, the team that finishes in last place makes nearly as much money as the champions of the other European leagues. Still, the big English clubs are always behind the ECA, as they don’t want to risk their current positions in the game.

The report states that several clubs in the ECA don’t want to wait for 2024 and are pushing for the changes to start in 2021.

Proposed changes under discussion:
  • A promotion and relegation system that would replace the current qualifying structure ensuring a more closed structure where the biggest and richest clubs are always involved
  • Only four of 32 teams relegated out of the competition ever year
  • Matches being moved from midweek to the weekend
  • More matches for all teams (previously, a minimum of 14 were proposed)
In the fall, Der Spiegel and Football Leaks exposed a plan under discussion by Europe’s biggest clubs to break away and form their own “super league”. Now, however, it appears that the ECA thinks that if they form their super league within the confines of UEFA’s constructs that they’ll avoid some criticism. We’ll see about that.

https://www.bavarianfootballworks.c...unich-real-madrid-barcelona-manchester-united
 

Dantes

Senior Member
Dec 15, 2017
676
It appeared that plans for the long-rumored European Super League were shelved following a joint announcement that UEFA and the ECA were agreeing to stick with the current structure of club soccer in Europe through 2024. However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled)says that the two sides are meeting this week to discuss any and all possible changes.

edited for brevity
There's some way to go yet, it seems. If this is the ECA and UEFA meeting? The ECA has 109 ordinary members, and so I can't see that the majority would be in favour of a 32 team fixed league with promotion and relegation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Club_Association

Then again, the Nations League already has a similar format. So maybe this does have legs. Worth watching.
 

Cerval

Senior Member
Premium
Feb 20, 2016
13,617
There's some way to go yet, it seems. If this is the ECA and UEFA meeting? The ECA has 109 ordinary members, and so I can't see that the majority would be in favour of a 32 team fixed league with promotion and relegation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Club_Association

Then again, the Nations League already has a similar format. So maybe this does have legs. Worth watching.
The 5 top leagues are pushing for it and they have the bigger pull
 

Dantes

Senior Member
Dec 15, 2017
676
The 5 top leagues are pushing for it and they have the bigger pull
So, by my reckoning that's:

Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, PSG, Bayern, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Stuttgart, Inter, AC Milan, Roma, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico, Sevilla, Valencia.

If I've counted correctly that's 23. So 9 places to fill. And I've assumed those 23 as they're the ordinary members of ECA from the big 5 leagues.

Could work. Not that diferent from CL, but the big clubs guaranteed annual entry and on a weekend.

Or two divisions of 16. That'd be an intense debate selecting the top 16!

I guess another sticking block would be what to do with those extra 9 places left, more to the big 5 (there's already some dodgy teams from France and Germany, but e.g. no Napoli) or would we see the likes of Holland / Portugal / Russia etc getting a team or two in? Surely Ajax and Porto would have to be there.

Notwithstanding how the national associations feel about it. I suspect it is the big teams from the big 5 leagues making the push, and not the league associations themselves.
 
Last edited:

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 3, Guests: 5)