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admsghs27
Post #16
Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:05pm

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Many experts are predicting the group of death for champs league will be,
Real Madrid, Borrussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Roma. That would be great if it happens.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #17
Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:25pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Know Nothing

Call me suspicious when a group of elite teams get together to form a lobby group. Sure, they made good on their stated public purpose, but who really knows what happened behind closed doors with the saintly UEFA or FIFA? If their purpose was solely to further football, why not invite teams from all leagues, not just the powerful ones and form a united front (no pun intended)? Why not form a football lobby group and elect representatives?


Is FIFA/UEFA going to bow to Aalesund, Genk, Fleetwood, etc etc demands? They formed the group with clubs that actually had the ability to make demands without getting laughed out the room. Your boys were trying to get into all along, and were going to but they reached an agreement before Chelsea got in. It worked, why complain about how it happened. Now if Fab or Diego Costa or Matic get hurt in international play, Chelsea's not footing the entire bill. You could say thank you.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #18
Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:25pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from admsghs27

Lampard > Gerrard!!


This says everything.

Know Nothing
Post #19
Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:34pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 370
Original post from admsghs27

Many experts are predicting the group of death for champs league will be,
Real Madrid, Borrussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Roma. That would be great if it happens.


From a footballing standpoint it would be good, but from a supporters standpoint it would not be good for Roma to be in a group with an English side given Roma's history with racism, especially Balotelli.

I don't think Liverpool will get the group of death this time...I suspect their group will be Benfica, Shalke, Liverpool, and Anderlecht.

Know Nothing
Post #20
Thursday August 28, 2014 4:45am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 370
Original post from USnLFCfan

Is FIFA/UEFA going to bow to Aalesund, Genk, Fleetwood, etc etc demands? They formed the group with clubs that actually had the ability to make demands without getting laughed out the room. Your boys were trying to get into all along, and were going to but they reached an agreement before Chelsea got in. It worked, why complain about how it happened. Now if Fab or Diego Costa or Matic get hurt in international play, Chelsea's not footing the entire bill. You could say thank you.


You keep harping about the one good thing they did...Okay, thank you.

But seriously....a lobby group of powerful teams which you can only join by invitation will certainly act in their own interests in areas they would not wish to publicize. I am skeptical that if a team from outside the G-14 (say Chelsea) had won the 2004-2005 Champions League but failed to qualify for the next CL, UEFA would not have changed the rules between the two competitions to allow the Champion a spot for the next tournament.

And Financial Fair Play is also a joke. The teams with the money and power will have an even greater advantage to keep the status quo.

chillguy1992
Post #21
Thursday August 28, 2014 6:12am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 449
I think i might be the only guy who hasnt choosen a side in the premier league lol. My teams are ajax, bayern munich, and victoria plzen. All of them I have some set of ancestry/ relation to. Father lived in munich. Plzen czech republic and amsterdam are both where my direct ancestry came from/ still have distant relatives in. I just enjoy the premier league sure there are sides that i may not directly root for but I dont feel super connected to one team. If anybody wants to convince me to root for their team I am more then willing to listen.

I dont know I have always supported certain teams based on family/ location ties so thats probably why I try to stay neutral. Plus college sports, american professional sports gotta always root for my teams in my area no matter how bad they can be but when they are good makes it that much more special. I will say I admire Everton for their fighting spirit, Man city for their tactical dominance and build up of roster, United just for their coach huge van gaal fan, Liverpool for their history it is impressive, Chelsea for beating bayern in the cl final no comment, Arsenal for their invincible squad in the 2000's, West Ham dont like boring boring boring 3 goals last week was flukey, tottenham neutral on no strong opinion.

MSantoine
Post #22
Thursday August 28, 2014 12:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,190
UCL is heading toward college sports. College football essentially said top 5 leagues can make all the rules. That seems likely we UCL is headed. Just like when sec, big 10/12, pac12 and acc threatened to leave and form own division test of universities backed down. Europe clubs will back down as without UCL they don't get much revenue. So the big clubs can threaten to quit and form own tourney and Europe clubs will give in. Rich get richer. It sucks.

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