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post Aug 22 2017, 11:00 PM
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What do you guys think of that rule by the way? It's great because I believe these are the 4 best leagues out there. But, it's kind of hypocritical in a way because no other leagues can advance and gain more places no matter what they do.
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post Aug 22 2017, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (William405 @ Aug 22 2017, 11:00 PM) *
What do you guys think of that rule by the way? It's great because I believe these are the 4 best leagues out there. But, it's kind of hypocritical in a way because no other leagues can advance and gain more places no matter what they do.


Aside from the French league to an extent, no other league can compete with those four. So it's quite legit for me.
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post Yesterday, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 22 2017, 10:55 PM) *
Hmm, Balotelli played from the start. And there were no cards whatsoever in the game.


No, I mean he went off with injury and there was a delay getting him back on. Goal was conceded during this time.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 22 2017, 11:22 PM) *
Aside from the French league to an extent, no other league can compete with those four. So it's quite legit for me.


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 22 2017, 10:54 PM) *
They will have four regardless. UEFA passed new rules that Italy, England, Spain and Germany will each have four teams going straight into the group stages starting from next season. In other words, if we finish 4th this season we won't have to go through any play-offs.


I was actually thinking from the POV of winning UEL and getting the auto slot from that but yes, that too is valid.
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Oh well, the Champions League needed some changes. The less teams like Maribor, Astana, Rijeka, etc. play on this level the better the competition will look. I think automatic qualification will enormously help the likes of Napoli, Monaco, Roma, Leverkusen, etc. because it will provide stability and security to make bolder steps forward.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 23 2017, 05:25 AM) *
Hmm, Balotelli played from the start. And there were no cards whatsoever in the game.


Nah, there was some fuss about him needing to tape up jewelry or something.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Aug 22 2017, 10:50 PM) *
Watched some of this - Napoli benefited from a dreadful delay in getting Balotelli on. I think Nice were down to 10 men. That made it 0-1.

You really think Balo would have helped in anyway considering he walked it for 90 minutes? One of the laziest displays I've seen from him in a while

QUOTE (Danny @ Aug 22 2017, 10:51 PM) *
Depending how this season goes they could well have four next season.

No need, it's already in the bag (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

QUOTE (William405 @ Aug 22 2017, 11:00 PM) *
What do you guys think of that rule by the way? It's great because I believe these are the 4 best leagues out there. But, it's kind of hypocritical in a way because no other leagues can advance and gain more places no matter what they do.

Who cares? Germany took away one of our spots by doing well in the UEFA Cup/EL while we had teams winning the thing. The fact that the UEFA Cup/EL give the same coefficients for wins/draws as the CL was already a f@cked up system.

At least now the quality of the tournament will be elevated at Fillipo said. It made no sense that you had teams like Milan and Inter sitting out while obscure teams from obscure leagues got into the group stages. This ensures more TV money for UEFA anyway


QUOTE (Danny @ Aug 23 2017, 01:02 AM) *

Well with PSG in there they have to be considered, but really, is the league in general that much better than the Portugese one if you take PSG out of it?

Look at Nice vs Napoli. Shows the gulf in class between what Italy has to offer and what France does very accurately imo

QUOTE (Danny @ Aug 23 2017, 01:02 AM) *
I was actually thinking from the POV of winning UEL and getting the auto slot from that but yes, that too is valid.

Hmmm, interesting point there. I think what would happen would be the same as what happened in England with Man U. Italy would get 5 spots if we were to win the EL and miss out on top 4 that is
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