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The uefa champions league was best with just 8 teams!

Discussion in 'Uefa Champions League & Europa League' started by Stuarty, Nov 17, 2017.

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The UEFA Champions League [group stage] was /is best when it just had 8 teams in it?

  1. Agree

    12 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Disagree

    24 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Chrysalis

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    Well some teams would stay the same, but not all 8.

    clearly you cannot have more than 1 champion per country.

    3 spanish teams, 2 italian and 2 EPL teams in that list.
     
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  2. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Fear is the mind-killer

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    Scrape? Over the last two seasons in the CL we have looked one of the best sides in the competition. If Liverpool win tomorrow, it will be deserved, and not somehow bundled over the line like others have done in the past.
     
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    Stevencc Registered User

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    Nerves kicked in?
     
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  4. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Fear is the mind-killer

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    Big time :laugh:
     
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    Believe in the sixth!.:goodluck
     
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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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  7. kaboose

    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    LETS TALK ABOUT SIX BABY
    LETS TALK ABOUT YOU AND ME
     
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    Isobel Sorley New Member

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    1992/93

    Group A
    Marseille
    Glasgow Rangers
    Clube Brugge
    Cska Moscow
     
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    More of a nightmare...... Needs to consider sides who have won it most. Not some of them small clubs in your list. Group A is rubbish through and through.
     
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    Geog Major! Not
     
  11. Casanova85

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    Nah, the UCL just needs better referees and more VAR.
     
  12. Stuartt

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    "The European cups, as they have been organised, have become a historical anachronism. It's economic nonsense that a club such as Milan might be eliminated in the first round. A European cup that lasts the whole season is what Europe wants".
    Silvio Berlusconi May 1991 World Soccer Magazine

    Too Much of a good thing, less is more?

    your thoughts please

     
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  13. Stuartt

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    The format of 2 groups of 4 teams scrapped becuase for a start, seeding in the early rounds didn’t have the desired effect that Campbell Ogilvie of Glasgow Rangers wanted. only two of the founding members [Milan & Porto], qualified for the groups in the following season 1993/94, while his Rangers never made it past the first round.

    The broadcasters weren’t happy either. ITV, the British network, had in effect paid £7 million over a two-year period 1992-1994 to witness Manchester United try and fail in the knockout stages in 1993.
     
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    Stuartt Active Member

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    The UEFA Champions League logo
    created by Phil Clements.
    The reason that the UEFA Champions league logo has 8 stars on it is because the UEFA Champions League each season is supposed to have exactly 8 teams in it.

    Originally the UEFA Champions League was just the group stage in the European Cup.

    Hence why in seasons 1992/93 & 1993/94 the Champions League logo music etc was only used during the group stage matches.


    A higher competitive balance.
    Higher technical quality.
    a wow.
     
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    Stuartt Active Member

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    "I like the idea where the previous top 4 finishers in the champions League automatically qualify for the group stage of the next edition of the UEFA Champions League!"
     
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    That is a great idea
     
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    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

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    I preferred it when the UEFA Champions League was just the group stage in the European Cup.

    Hence the music logo etc in 1992/93 & 1993/94 was only used in the group phase!
     
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    Rangers ' former director Campbell Ogilvie was at the vanguard of creating the Champions League!

    what do you think will be the format of the UEFA Champions League in the future?
     
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    It's happening this Aug!
     
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