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Champions League Revamp?

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Uefa president Michel Platini has contemplated the idea of scrapping the Europa League in favour of extending the Champions League to 64 teams in four years time, according to Bild.

In what would be the biggest shake-up in Europe's club competitions since the rebranding of the European Cup to its current form in 1992, the former France midfielder is reportedly planning on creating a single continental tournament.

Currently, the secondary competition generates far lower revenue for clubs than is produced by the Champions League, a problem Platini is increasingly concerned about, while it has been a target for much criticism since its evolution from the Uefa Cup in 2009.

To address this, Platini wants to increase the number of teams in the Champions League group stage to 64 teams in 2016, effectively absorbing most of the clubs from the Europa League.

Renowned European nations such as Spain, England and Germany would then be given six league berths each in their respective top-flight divisions.

In addition, the reform would ensure more scope would be given to lesser countries, including those from the likes of Latvia, Belarus and Slovakia.

Obviously no quote so to be taken with a big pinch of salt but I reckon they are due to revamp the CL

Still think only having league winners is a stupid idea, would be boring to watch, although I do think that whoever wins the FA Cup should get a CL place, possible even the Carling Cup winners too as it would be a HUGE incentive teams to try harder in them cups.

How would you switch it up for the better? Or rather just keep it how it is now?

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Get the feeling that would dilute further the quality of football on show

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Current set-up with straight knockout matches would be entertaining

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Sounds decent then a straight knockout 64 team cup winners cup (or is that two much?)

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that would be so dead, why absorb more dead teams.

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Not sure about it just being league winners :/ That could f*ck things for the prem, both the FA and Carling would look identical to the standings in the prem, top four clubs would play full strength teams constantly because of qualification, mid table teams would have no chance, just playing for playing sake.

Nothing wrong with the Europa league, some good football, 101greatgoals.com is evidence of this.

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Would be in favour

The club thay wins the europa league is usually the form team in europe for tbat year..and then has to sell alll its stars the following year

Probably wud gt far in the champions league if they were in it

Plus in thr big leagues there aint much difference between te top 4 or top 6..

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I enjoy watching europa in the last 16 tbh

Only if they promoted it more as well. Allow Ch 5

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To be honest Fifa should scrap every top tier league in the world and combine them into a world league.

Have a 60 team League 1 and the lowest ranking club of each nation will be relegated for the highest ranking club out of the lower leagues that are still running.

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Like the idea of including the FA cup winners, beyond that though don't change a thing

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Some Very shit teams win cups it's a waste of a spot.

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Some Very sh*t teams win cups it's a waste of a spot.

Look at teams left in this years FA cup full of sh*t, Tottenham etc

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Some Very sh*t teams win cups it's a waste of a spot.

Look at teams left in this years FA cup full of sh*t, Tottenham etc

True but if you earn the right, you earn the right... Right

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Some Very sh*t teams win cups it's a waste of a spot.

Look at teams left in this years FA cup full of sh*t, Tottenham etc

And liverpool....

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Liverpool got History

They are a big club you can't deny that.

Chelsea & Spurs have nothing to show for their existance.

You rarely see any old players paraded around White Hart Lane or The Bridge because no one ever created legendary status.

Look at Liam Brady, Pat Rice, Boro Primorac, Bob Wilson still at Arsenal... it's f*cked - that's true club status.

Just like United & Liverpool but Im not a fan of them to know whos who that still reps the club.

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Ok If this rule was to be enforced we would of seen stoke in the champs league this season it's an elite football tournament for a reason

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that would be shit

they just need to limit the amount of games in the Europa League and stop CL teams from dropping into it

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Fuck that if it aint broke don't fix it .

Too many games

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that would be shit

they just need to limit the amount of games in the Europa League and stop CL teams from dropping into it

Europa League straight knockouts no group stages

With the winners getting a UCL spot for the following season

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Haven't read the thread yet but they need to revamp the Europa League.

Make it unseeded knockout from the start, like the FA Cup (but two-legged obviously). And stop Champions League dropouts entering it.

Also, play it on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Sunday kick offs are shite.

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that would be sh*t

they just need to limit the amount of games in the Europa League and stop CL teams from dropping into it

Europa League straight knockouts no group stages

With the winners getting a UCL spot for the following season

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longevity is needed to bring a competition respect and recognition. so is reward.

who gets champions league spots from europa? maybe they should increase it

i like europa and would be sh*t to see it go

the way they should change champions league is find some decent referees and sort out the way they officiate things. and decide why there is a 4th official there

the quoted idea sounds bad

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Unseeded knockout would be live but will never happen

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Would rather they revamp the Europa than the CL.

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that would be sh*t

they just need to limit the amount of games in the Europa League and stop CL teams from dropping into it

Europa League straight knockouts no group stages

With the winners getting a UCL spot for the following season

i agree with it in parts but i still think there should be a group stage in the Europa, just limit the amount of games to mirror the CL

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