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FIFA: As Corrupt As They Wanna Be

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Robbo, 8 Jan 2014.

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  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Not a bad idea. 4-5 matches concentrated into late May and early June of odd years. It will clash with the cricket world cup every other time and the Lions tour the other one, but the majority of the footballing world isn't the Anglosphere.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I personally don't give a fart about the development of football outside Europe or appeasement of FIFA voting members, I just want to see the premier tournament to have top quality games and I believe having 30 odd games in the finals will mean a better chance of seeing good games rather than playing almost 80 games.
     
  3. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Dean Austin

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    I've always thought this, and I think it would lead to a better standard of international football as well.
    I'd also have a second tier tournament, so it's possible for Faroe Islands/Gibraltar/Scotland etc. to actually win something - the finalists would then also get promotion to the first tier. And I'd do the same for European club tournaments.
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Pat van den Hauwe

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    I like it, yes and yes guys.



    Eventually it will get to all 200 (or whatever) countries in the World Cup Finals, so we can do away with qualifying and just have a straight knockout in June for every country.
     
  5. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Jonathan Woodgate

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    Might as well do this. Have the top 132 in the rankings in a straight knock out.

    Seed it from 1st to last via FIFA ranking and have it like a tennis draw where the top seed plays the bottom seed, 2nd seed plays second bottom and so on....
     
  6. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    But where is the chance to make more money and appease all the Asian teams who would never get to the latter stages?
     
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    glasgowspur Tim Sherwood

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    I should be offended by that, but I'm not:(
     
  8. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    It's rich when you see so many Englishmen laughing at the demise of Scots football talent when you see whats happening in the English league. I think it's terrible that the rich vein of world class players coming out of Scotland appears to have stopped.
     
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    parklane1 Les Ferdinand

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    I agree, the likes of Gilly, Archi, Baxter, etc etc were the top of the tree.
     
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    camspur Ronnie Rosenthal

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    And then complain at the start of every season because player x looks tired from international duty EVERY season rather than every other :)
     
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    jts1882 Ruel Fox

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    Why would they be more tired?

    The idea is to remove the internationals that regularly interrupt the club season and put them in a block at the end of the season. Dates would be shifted, but the number of games not changed. Moreover, with the expansion of the Euros and planned expansion of the world cup, the amount of necessary qualifiers is reduced, so the total international football and the burden on the players could also be reduced.
     
  12. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Unfortunately nobody is concerned with English football, we already have an overloaded fixture list with League, League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa Cup and Internationals. Clubs with massive finance and large squads can just about cope, the rest struggle. Any sensible organisation would look to reduce the number of games like scrapping the League Cup, but that wont happen. The whole idea of increasing the number of teams is not about improving the standard of the game worldwide, it's to allow countries with a lot of money but rubbish teams get to the finals and please their millions of tv fans. I'm sure the football aficionados will be salivating about watching India v Austria but my world will be a lot better place without it.
     
  13. Mr_B

    Mr_B Goran Bunjevcevic

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    I know exactly where I was for each of the world cups going back to 1982, the first one i vaguely remember, this new format is ridiculous but more matches is more revenue for the most corrupt organization on the planet and there i was thinking, getting rid of blatter would mean changes for the better, more fool me.
     
  14. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Dean Austin

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    League cup should be scrapped for teams in Europe and played at the same time, with a final at the end of the season.
     
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    galeforce Jimmy Cantrell

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    I think the benefit of the league cup is that it concludes before the business end of the proper tournaments

    why not free the european qualifiers from the burden of the fa cup
     
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    Jurgen the German Dimitar Berbatov

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    48 teams in the World Cup now :D . Clearly FIFA did not watch the total garbage, watered down Euros where a team that didn't win a single group game went on to win the tournament. Bunch of corrupt old dinosaurs, they will never change.
     
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    r-u-s-x Ilie Dumitrescu

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    I think this it is a UEFFA rule that we are not allowed to play games that clash with Europe. Can't make the change.

    do they care about the quality? more countries = more £££
     
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    parklane1 Les Ferdinand

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    Is the right answer.
     
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    r-u-s-x Ilie Dumitrescu

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    also its politics Infantino needs votes to stay as Head, easiest way to do that is bribe smaller regions with more places. Blatter did it with cash, they cant do that at the moment
     
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    parklane1 Les Ferdinand

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    Good point and very true.
     

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