New Champions League format for 2024?

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  1. Jun 7, 2019
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    wtf? :houllier:

    https://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2019/06/06/5cf93bf4268e3e2e478b4567.html
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    May as well just give the elite clubs an automatic slot as I doubt any of them will feck up a 14 match group. The beauty of the current format is that a club can have 2 bad games and be in real trouble of not qualifying. I can see why Barcelona and Madrid are in favour of this.

    The positive is it would allow supporters to travel to and watch different clubs a season. But I imagine there will be far less shocks and the beauty of the Champions League is the knockout stages and they've robbed us of one round of that. Don't think I like the system personally.
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    MVBDX New Member

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    Longer group stages would be terrible.
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    UweBein Full Member

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    The old European Cup was the best anyway. Anything that includes group stages is just a worse version of that original format.

    This proposal as well as the current format - and this is of course no news - is only about money.
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Reading through that gave me visions of the Europa League being molten lava or a swamp you don't want slip into.

    The Uefa cup and Cup Winners cup still sound more prestigious
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    Lennon7 nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Absolutely ridiculous... nothing wrong with the current qualification system.
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    do.ob Full Member

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    I think there are less than 10 clubs who are in favour of this. Iirc the PL spoke out against it unanimously, in Germany it's everyone but Bayern, in Spain everyone but Real and Barca.
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    As long as it brings in more cash for those in charge, that’s all I care about.

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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Load of rubbish
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    We can see your white text.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Need like cream white text these days
    or make it really small
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    Hulksmash New Member

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    Who invented this idea, it's just a way to stop premier league. What about smaller clubs? They will be never for that idea
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    So the same number of teams qualify from the group stage, they just make it longer.
    Really pointless. CL really starts at the KO stage
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    Sounds like a stepping stone to an eventual super league. Hope it doesn't happen, although IMO it's only a matter of time. The big clubs are too rich and powerful, and money talks.
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    It would make the group stage too boring. A lot of the time half the teams in each group will have little to play for in the last games. 14 games games is a lot.

    I think the format is pretty good as it is. Could be better, but I think 16 or 64 teams would make it too little or too big. It does reward the big teams with a bit too much money though and
    I wish they could spread the money out more from it with better tv deals and financial reward.

    Also the extra 8 games would not work for most leagues. German teams could manage I guess having only 34 games, but this change would need other leagues to go down to 18 or 16 teams.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Think it would potentially kill a lot of deeper interest and make the sport too shallow. I guess we have already moved down that path though. Although premier league has really showed the way with the tv deals. Yes some giants are still big, but the smaller clubs do have financial muscles to resist bigger clubs and also spend big now. If the gap gets too big people will stop following it.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Currently, the group stage is boring

    They've found a way to make it even more boring.

    Promotion and relegation in Europe would be poo
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    The only possible reason for having a longer group stage is to allow the bigger teams an easier route to the knockouts
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    If they only made one change to the champions league and made it so that, as well as playing the normal 6 group games, teams played two games against teams from other groups but in the same pot - that could benefit everyone.

    So have Pot 1 vs Pot 1 matches, Pot 2 vs Pot 2 matches etc

    NFL style

    Makes it harder for the big teams to qualify, but also more interesting matches
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    And the additional guaranteed revenue from 8 more group games.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    So you could win the league but not make the champions league the season after, sounds stupid to me
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    They should just bring back the old format...good old fashioned knockout rounds from the start.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Rubbish. CL nights have a special feeling to them, even in the group stages, and it'd take that away. It'd certainly make going to group stage games less attractive. Just another reason not to go and watch football in England.
    All these changes for the worse and sugar daddies in football. Feels like there'll be a football revolution in our lifetime.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Bring back Cup Winners Cup. Restricted to domestic cup champions, finalists, or 4th placed teams in league
    Kick non-champions out of Champions League. Figure out best 32 champions in Europe in pre-qualification and have the CL go from there
    Restrict Europa League to 2nd and 3rd place teams in each league at the max
    Make Europa League and CWC purely knockout competitions. Unseeded. Win over 2 legs or go home. No extra time, straight to penalties after 90 mins
    Distribute TV money more equitably across leagues and teams in each league

    Someone identify the multiverse where that version is in place
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Hopefully that will never happen, will be such a poor situation to be in for a ManUtd fan. Champions only champions league before and after we dominated the league.
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    Sounds horrific.

    I really hate UEFA and FIFA.

    Trying to kill the purity of the sport for more $$$.

    Feck them.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    :lol: I agree that it's bad from a United fan perspective. I do think it's for the greater good of football.
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    This would be amazing to be honest. Every game would be high intensity from the beginning of the tournament to the end.
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    Story isn't going away...

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    Group stage is shit enough as it. Teams will just wrap it up early in the group and that will be that.