100% feck FIFA and UEFA.I'm not thrilled at the idea of clubs taking part being set permanently, but I love that UEFA and FIFA, two extremely corrupt organisations, are being bitten by the same mindset of greed they've been cultivating for years.
It's simple. It's the madness of the crowd based on people parroting what they've heard from a similarly poorly informed pundit on tv.I'd like to know what it is. People seem to be taking the view that they don't know what it is but know they don't like it. I've never actually seen any concrete proposals to decide if I like it or not. People are reacting to what they think it is and reacting to other people reacting to what they themselves think it is. It's all very odd.
As I said in the other thread, UEFA planned to make the CL into a league format anyway. If this is simply a break-away replacement but with clubs negotiating their own rights deal, similar to the foundation of the PL and there's opportunity for other clubs to qualify each year just like the proposed CL revamp, then I struggle to see that the hysteria has been fully justified.
Back in the day I used to set up super leagues on FIFA 99, they were great.Nobody has actually done the sensible thing yet and mocked up an FM scenario to see how it will all pan out. Argue all you want but this is the only way to understand whether it’s a good idea or not
So you enjoyed the mighty Nations League as well? Because a lot of top national teams played each other...
I don’t watch international football.So you enjoyed the mighty Nations League as well? Because a lot of top national teams played each other...
Feck it, i found it boring as feck even though Switzerland played Germany, Belgium and even participated in the first final tournement. I really found this games less exciting than our latest Worldcup qualifiers vs Bulgaria and Lithuania in march.
And why? Because there is absolutely no charme or tradition in the Nations League. It will be the same for this ESL. Football is more than two teams playing good football against each other. A 0:0 in a Worldcup semifinal will always be much more exciting than a 4:3 in a friendly or a random newly promoted competition like the ESL.
Yeah when we're sitting 10th in the Prem and 8th in our half of the SL come November, and every game thereafter is a pointless dead rubber, and year on year we fail to improve at all, because the Glazers dont care and there's no more financial incentive to improve the team to improve results... a nice change indeed.The SL will make a nice change from...The Race for Top 4! Which is basically what the Prem has become.
Man City's last ten results vs...As it stands in the new format, aside from PSG and Bayern, City would comprehensively beat all other teams in the super League they come up against 9/10 times. Great fun that'll be to watch 10 seasons in a row.. not.
Because of course, the drama of the CL knock-out rounds will be replicated every week and it will be worth it with the best players busting a gut for that 7th place finish.I cant wait to read the reasons why people think a league run by a guy who helped run our club into the ground, football wise, is going to be so gosh darn good.
Itll quickly lose its novel feeling and just be standard games and dilute the product. This, if it does happen, will not properly work out as they hope. Not a chance. I seriously hope UEFA proves good on their threats and bans all ESL players from national competition. They'll choose they'd rather stay with clubs in normal domestic league structures and the Champions League, which means you'll have a group of players only interested in money and the rest of world football operating as normal, only without these 12 name brands. And it'll die a quick death while the rest of the teams take off.The context for me is a poor global economy. Some clubs are not going to survive, top clubs will know how their finances are affected by COVID.
That said, the idea of playing the top European teams, RM, Barca, Juve is something i like..
Now that's just daylight robbery. Imagine the cheek that would take, if anyone is capable it is Perez though.
Perez being a shithouse is so damn good.
As for me, ehh I’m kinda indifferent about the whole thing. At most I can muster a ‘meh’ about all of this. Don’t really give much a crap about the smaller teams and all this talk about the ‘heart of football being ripped out’ rings hollow.
Have to agree. The Super League is the clubs wanting more control of the massive amounts of money that European club competitions bring in.I just cant stand the hypocrisy anymore.
How many people were willing to sell our souls to the Saudis. Here we are fighting against racism and for womans football rights but fk it lets sell out to one of the most corrupt nations with human rights violations. Newcastle fans are willing to sell their mums for a chance to get Mbappe and if given half a chance so will most clubs.
Sell votes for Qatar world up. Heck yeah lets do it. How many deaths of migrant workers building the Qatar world cup. Oh never mind.
Get sponsored by Gazprom the right hand of Putin. Fk yeah.
Financial fair play! Ha what a joke. Man City blatantly fkd that one over and what does everyone do? Nothing.
The players - Oh I love football. All I play for is the love of grassroots football. Who do you play for? Oh PSG but that doesnt count.
And on and on it goes.
Not saying that the Super League is right or wrong, Im still processing it, but Im sick of listening to so called lovers of the game when in fact they sold out years ago. Lets say it gets cancelled. What happens then. A fair league? A fair champions league? Bollox it is. There will be Man City winning most years. Maybe the oil money from Chelsea. Every now and again Utd or Liverpool might get in like doing a Leicester. But the real challengers of City will be the likes of Newcastle or whoever the next blood money club that comes along. UEFA and FIFA will still be running their mafia, taking bribes and pretending its all so pure and for the love of football.
Lets get real people. Football sold out years ago. Super League is just another example of it. And not even the worst of it.
So playing Barca, RM etc will lose it's feeling yet playing Burnley, Brighton will not or isnt a standard games and diluted. The duality.Itll quickly lose its novel feeling and just be standard games and dilute the product. This, if it does happen, will not properly work out as they hope. Not a chance. I seriously hope UEFA proves good on their threats and bans all ESL players from national competition. They'll choose they'd rather stay with clubs in normal domestic league structures and the Champions League, which means you'll have a group of players only interested in money and the rest of world football operating as normal, only without these 12 name brands. And it'll die a quick death while the rest of the teams take off.