Bobbycollins wrote:The only aspect that has surprised me in the most recent attempt by the owners of Liverpool and Man U, is their lack of ambition. A European Super League? Thin gruel as Jacob Rees Mogg would have it. Surely a global competition involving Flamenco, Boca Juniors, a couple of sides from China and whichever US team Beckham owns, with all games played in the UAE, is the only answer to the question of TV revenue maximisation. Perhaps then the rest of us can go back to 3pm kick offs on Saturdays and snow on Christmas morning.
Infantino added: "Liverpool have 180 million fans worldwide. Flamengo have 40 million fans and 39 million of them are in Brazil. Liverpool have maybe five million fans in England and 175 million fans around the world.
"I want clubs from outside Europe to have global appeal in the future. That's my vision: to have 50 clubs and 50 national teams who can become world champions."
UEFA has expressed its strong opposition to the proposed competition, which is reportedly backed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
European football's governing body said any such Super League would "inevitably become boring".
the flying pig wrote:not the perfect benchmark, but the old two-group-stage BAROMETER format was dull as ditchwater, and got ditched for good reason.
Trumper wrote:Frank and Ole show was like c grade horror movie. Both sides stayed deep, barely any press with not much idea going forward. It’s like both clueless managers are so obsessed in showing their ability to organise a defence that it’s at the expense of all else. Bielsa will be a massive advantage in our meetings
Trumper wrote:Frank and Ole show was like c grade horror movie. Both sides stayed deep, barely any press with not much idea going forward. It’s like both clueless managers are so obsessed in showing their ability to organise a defence that it’s at the expense of all else.
Oheddieeddie wrote:I’m watching MOTD and it occurs to me that Micah Richards (even tho he’s ex-Leeds) is well just not great at this TV lark is he?
eric olthwaite wrote:I look at that Southampton result and think:
a) Will fans get back in at all this season?
b) Will results continue to be all over the shop or will they settle?
c) Are we actually in with a shout for top four? We should improve as we become confident against the opposition and new signings (and Poveda) bed in.