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tsunamiman
05-10-2017, 11:10 AM
On the back of chat about a European Super League and taking ideas from US sports on how things are run it got me thinking as to why the European comps are based upon last years performance and played throughout the season.

So I propose this as a new calendar:

August - March is purely for Domestic Competitions. No international breaks, no midweek european comps just the English/Scottish etc.

April/May - Champions League (could be up to 64 teams but maybe 32) - Played in a style akin to the world cup. All games in a month. Spread out over the week. Qualifiers would be from that season in a similar vein to how they are now.

June/July - International Tournaments - Either Qualifying or the actual tournament every summer.

Loads of issues with this but I like the idea of the season building up to a big tournament at the end like march madness or the playoffs.

davematt
05-10-2017, 11:30 AM
Er. No.

Palace Bear
05-10-2017, 11:52 AM
On the back of chat about a European Super League and taking ideas from US sports on how things are run it got me thinking as to why the European comps are based upon last years performance and played throughout the season.

So I propose this as a new calendar:

August - March is purely for Domestic Competitions. No international breaks, no midweek european comps just the English/Scottish etc.

April/May - Champions League (could be up to 64 teams but maybe 32) - Played in a style akin to the world cup. All games in a month. Spread out over the week. Qualifiers would be from that season in a similar vein to how they are now.

June/July - International Tournaments - Either Qualifying or the actual tournament every summer.

Loads of issues with this but I like the idea of the season building up to a big tournament at the end like march madness or the playoffs.

What about all the continents that don't have the same football season as europe?

sheepy
05-10-2017, 12:07 PM
Actually, that sounds like a really cool idea.

I'd say you need to have some form of domestic competition for the teams not involved in European matches etc but actually think this would make european football much more interesting.

CharlieCPFC
05-10-2017, 12:15 PM
Er. No.

This. Maybe without the er even!

Purepalace
05-10-2017, 12:20 PM
On the back of chat about a European Super League and taking ideas from US sports on how things are run it got me thinking as to why the European comps are based upon last years performance and played throughout the season.

So I propose this as a new calendar:

August - March is purely for Domestic Competitions. No international breaks, no midweek european comps just the English/Scottish etc.

April/May - Champions League (could be up to 64 teams but maybe 32) - Played in a style akin to the world cup. All games in a month. Spread out over the week. Qualifiers would be from that season in a similar vein to how they are now.

June/July - International Tournaments - Either Qualifying or the actual tournament every summer.

Loads of issues with this but I like the idea of the season building up to a big tournament at the end like march madness or the playoffs.

Would you work all year without a holiday?

tsunamiman
05-10-2017, 12:46 PM
As I said there is issues with it.

Do they get a holiday if there's a summer tournament now?

CarlosTheFinger
05-10-2017, 06:19 PM
I read something ages ago from a fan about the idea of condensing the cup competitions into end of season World Cup style tournaments rather than having them constantly interrupt the league season.

In theory, I think it's a great idea and would get people more interested in the cups, as I think a lot of the annoyance towards cups is to do with the fact the league always feels like it's being interrupted. Yet when the World Cup is on, everyone is interested because it's the only football going, even though the quality is arguably not great.

Unfortunately, it's completely unworkable unless everyone followed suit but I'd love to see it happen.

Cheers Dreamyboys,

Carlos