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Champions League Last 16.

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by benecios, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    [​IMG] How else would you choose the teams?

    That's my point, essentially: there is no other way to do it. You choose based on last year's performance. But conceivable, a team could sell off every single player and hire new ones between the end of their qualifying season and the beginning of the actual tournament. That's what makes it weird.

    You could argue that only this year's champs get in and you play immediately following the season and get it over in a few weeks. But that'd be crazy.

    I don't actually have any complaint, it's just odd. That's all.

    b
     
  2. benecios

    benecios Senior member

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    This is just tooo funny! An Evertonian stumbles upon the Liverpool parade bus.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Yeah, like chobochobo said, with some countries getting so many entries, it is getting somewhat silly. Why not just 2 entries per country? Or even 2 for Italy, England, Germany, Spain, and then 1 for the rest? Really, how many teams should Isreal or Belgium have in it?

    And it is weird (better word) that this year's "champion" qualified based on last year's performance and may be a much different team than last year's. But in the end, that's okay, we still get a great competition.

    bob


    it used to be one team (the champion) from each country, period. that's how it should be. anything else is a concession to commercialism.
     
  5. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    You could argue that only this year's champs get in and you play immediately following the season and get it over in a few weeks. But that'd be crazy.

    it will never happen, but it would not be crazy. if the leagues would play twice a week once in a while, they could finish the season a month earlier than they do now and have the competition start the first weekend in june. one champion from each country would mean 32 teams enter the main draw. (they would have to weed out a few extraneous teams by having them play each other first, like macedonia v. estonia)

    the tournament would then last a month, like the world cup.
     

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