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Karl-Heinz Rummenige broke cover on his proposal to change Champions League football in a fundamental way but guaranteeing places for the top (sic.) teams in Europe, without the need for qualification.

Rummenige is not worried about his own club, Bayern Munich’s ability to qualify for the tournament, that is very much a forgone conclusion, but the prospect of games against Basel, or Leicester City, instead of Manchester United next season is less appetising. A tournament with only games against bigger teams is worth millions more in TV and sponsorship revenues than a tournament with games against lesser opponents.

This is an age old football adage. One of the prime reasons I don’t want an 18-team Scottish Premiership as interest in games against another half dozen lesser teams, at the cost of games against top teams, will put fewer bums on seats and create less interest.

Rummenige’s move is predatory and by no means guaranteed to succeed, but he’ll know this and perhaps be angling for a more accommodating compromise.

Ultimately, football is a democracy. Clubs make up the national associations and national associations make up Uefa. There are many more small clubs who would be disenfranchised by this move than large clubs who would succeed. The problem is, the money that could be placed on the table by those larger clubs.

A new football order is on its way. The current structures will not survive. I’m strongly opposed to Rummenige’s proposal but we need someone to shake things up. Now the ball is in play let’s see where it takes us.

Double-header coming up against the Highlanders. Bring it on………

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  1. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Hope I am on the right article don’t see no horsey tips

     

     

    Nap the day – 3.35 Newbury Sternrubin

     

     

    Best of luck to all

     

     

    Cheers GFTB

  2. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Very seldom does Barry Geraghty do 10-4.

     

     

    15:35 @ Newbury – NAP!

     

     

    Good luck everybody.

  3. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Sorry.

     

     

    Forgot to name the thing.

     

     

    15:35 @ Newbury – Blazer – NAP!

     

     

    Stupid fone.

  4. ....PFayr ..SACK THE BOARD on

    Morning gents

     

     

    MARCILHAC…. A wee outsider from Venetia

     

     

    15-50 Warwick

  5. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Sternrubin 3:35 Newbury….hoping this beast can

     

    continue his winning streak and end my miserable

     

    run,good luck everyone.

  6. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 28 Standings

     

     

    Another flip-flopping week at the top, as 16 roads sticks his nose in front of Zihuatanejo… well done to twists with a 7/1 winner !

     

     

    +20.75 > 16 roads (8)

     

    +19.50 > Zihuatanejo (5)

     

    +10.00 > Nye Beavans RS (6)

     

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  7. Morning all ,was going for Sternrubin…but I don’t want to jinx the other bhoys who’ve picked will go for big ootsider Dormouse 4.25 Newbury instead.

     

    Good luck.

  8. Imagine a European League where teams could apply for initial membership. Perhaps 120 clubs would apply and be eligible. 6 leagues of 20 teams would be formed with promotion and relegation each year. Celtic are currently ranked 51 so would be in Division 3 assuming the 50 clubs higher ranked took part. http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/club/ Have a look at our potential opponents Or we could play Hamilton Ross County and Kilmarnock. A playoff system at season end could mean the bottom six teams in league six play six teams that want to play with the big boys. It would be the end of national football and the beginning of European football.

  9. Lads,

     

     

    oooft… the pressure of 3IAR !

     

     

    Been scouring today’s racecards, and narrowed it down to 2 ridiculous selections – 25/1 shot (Icebuster 7.45 Wolv), or an even bigger outsider:

     

     

    Champagne at Tara (3.35 Newbury)

     

     

    I’m taking a chance that Johnjo’s stable is gonna bounce back into spectacular form at some point, and that JPM’s 5th choice colours will win.

     

     

    If the e/w dble comes up, next week’s nap will be posted from Hawaii !

     

     

    :)

     

     

    Cheers, fleagle1888

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 13th February 2016 10:11 am

     

     

     

    Some very consistent tipping from our top two.

     

     

     

    Well done,lads.

     

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    Cheers

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FLEAGLE

     

     

    Posting selection for COSYCORNERBHOY

     

     

    CHELTENIAN

     

     

    and myself

     

     

    ZARIB

     

     

    Both 335Newbury

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