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Old 19-05-2019, 03:12 AM
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Man City have no place in a Champions League thread.
Why not? Were they not in the competition? No doubt there are Cork EPL fanboys that are proud of their English club's achievements this season.
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Old 19-05-2019, 07:40 AM
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Considering the operating budgets of some English and French clubs Munster punch well above their weight.


The usual Gah heads throwing out the usual boring shit about rugby.
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Old 19-05-2019, 08:08 AM
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Considering the operating budgets of some English and French clubs Munster punch well above their weight.


The usual Gah heads throwing out the usual boring shit about rugby.
Munster are shit, Dan.

I was in a pub yesterday and saw the second half. That makes me an expert. It was like watching City vs United. Munster were United.
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Old 19-05-2019, 08:20 AM
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Vincent Kompany gone bang.... from city
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Old 20-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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Ceferin stresses big clubs with closed Champions League idea
By ROB HARRIS



UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite.

A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from the meeting at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday highlights the schism between clubs and leagues over the ability to influence UEFA as it considers revamping its club competitions starting with the 2024-25 season.

The dramatic proposal, shown during the meeting in Nyon, would lock in 24 of the 32 slots in the Champions League without the need to qualify annually through domestic leagues and would introduce promotion from and relegation to the Europa League.

The plan has infuriated domestic leagues, particularly La Liga President Javier Tebas, who views UEFA as too closely aligned to the vision of European Club Association head Andrea Agnelli of Juventus. In a letter obtained by the AP last month, European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson floated the possibility of an investigation to determine whether the ECA was abusing a dominant position as UEFA was lobbied for more games between leading clubs.




“Speaking about big clubs, this is a typical populist tool that is used in Europe not only in football,” Ceferin told European Leagues representatives in the closed-doors meeting. “More and more the rich are taking everything from you and we the rich will help. Is that logical? I don’t think so. And it’s true big clubs are taking a lot of money, the most the biggest amount of money because of their results. And it’s true that we have to think about that. But they’re also bringing a lot of money on the table which is very easily forgotten.”

In 2016, Ceferin decried a secret deal over Champions League changes agreed just before he was elected to succeed Michel Platini as UEFA president. Ceferin was frustrated UEFA caved into demands of Spain, Germany, England and Italy to guarantee them 16 of the 32 Champions League group-stage places.



Now Ceferin is giving the impression he is consulting more by bringing leagues and clubs to meetings in Nyon. But his unhappiness with officials from leagues was clear in the tone.

“We can go to the ExCo and decide and not ask anyone and your representative in the ExCo go can vote against,” Ceferin said, referring to Olsson, who sits on the executive committee. “But we don’t want to do it. That’s why we are discussing. Legal action threats, I will not comment that much. As a lawyer with 25 year experience, this is quite the joke.”

Ceferin called on European Leagues officials to approach the talks “with some class without hostility and without false solidarity” and challenged them to come forward with proposals.

“I hope we will exchange many important ideas and arguments,” Ceferin said. “And if we do that we will come at the end to a solution that will be good for all the European football and — trust me or don’t trust me — but the fact is that for UEFA that’s our goal. We cannot do what clubs say and we cannot do what league say. We will do what is right for European football. And we will protect it together.”
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