Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a European Super League would look like

With talk of the EPL adding an extra round of matches oversees the idea of creating a European Super League is starting to come up again. While creating a super league would destroy mid-level teams in all of the leagues. The one thing that it would surely destroy is the UEFA Champions League. In a European Super League, you would never see team like Porto win the championship, the champion would come from one of six teams every year.

Here is a list of the teams that I would like to see in the league. The standards I used were history, money, and just common sense.

  • Arsenal
  • Manchester United
  • Chelski
  • Liverpool
  • Spurs
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • Juventus
  • Roma
  • Real Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
  • PSG
  • Lyon
  • Bayern Munich
  • Schalke 04
  • Ajax
  • Celtic
  • Rangers
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Olympiacos
  • Porto
  • Fenerbache

I know what people are going to say, 24 teams that is way too many. But if you think about it, there will be no champion’s league if this happens and all of the teams will probally be banned from playing in the domestic cups, so you will really have fewer fixtures. In order to do the league right you have to have teams from all over Europe, that is one of the reasons that I chose teams like Olympiacos and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Starting a super league could be one of the worst things that large clubs could do, the atmosphere at the stadiums would not be the same and it would get make the Champion's League meaningless.

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