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would this ruin football?
« on: January 20, 2012, 01:33:47 PM »
Article by chelski boss AVB asking for english sides to have B teams in the championship to feed the premiership. personally i think this would ruin the english game, as it would mean supporting one of these sides pointless, and make the game more about the top 4-6 then it already is.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/20012012/58/premier-league-villas-boas-wants-b-teams-championship.html

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Re: would this ruin football?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 01:36:20 PM »
Our league structure would never allow it and for me would spoil what league football is in this country.

However I do believe reserve football perhaps needs to be restructured to match league football because Im pretty sure they only play every two weeks at the moment.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 01:43:54 PM »
Reserve league needs to be improved, My brother at Lincoln played about 15 games in a season and was playing Newcastle Reserves, wasnt a fair match at all either with the difference in first teams meaning it wasnt a challenge for Toon etc.  Need structured reserve leagues with more games
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 01:46:29 PM »
It needs to be structured to match the league that the first team play in.

Premier League
Championship
League 1
League 2

Now I understand not every team has a reserve side so some jugling would be needed with promotion and relegation between all of them.


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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 01:50:03 PM »
Not ruin it, but it would make things worse. Anything that makes your competitive landscape look more like Spain's is a bad idea. If AVB is so worried about young English talent getting competitive matches, he can fix that straightaway by loaning some of it out.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 01:54:54 PM »
This type of arrangement would also mean teams will continue to buy up players and make the reason behind a 25 man squad a mockery

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Re: would this ruin football?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 02:09:25 PM »
One thing is for sure, something needs to be done to offer more support to the football league clubs.

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 02:44:28 PM »
Would kill lower leagues for me. Would hate it to happen. Be more away fans at games then home if you away to a B side

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 02:59:29 PM »
No. It would make the game even more about the the big clubs than it already is. As we already know that the Premier League is purely a training competition to allow the big sides game time between Champions League matches.

Personally think this is horribly arrogant. Why should good football league clubs such as the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield, Coventry, Leeds etc have to make do with playing against Premier League reserve sides? Not to mention that these 'B' teams have no real tradition or supporters.

Its b*ll*cks and I'm glad the FA will never let it happen.

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 03:53:05 PM »
Funnily enough i was thinking about this the other day and i thought "NO WAY", one Man united is enough thankyou. On a serious note it would only ever help the teams that can afford two top competetive teams = Top5. I would hate to see a Man U B-side leapfrogging the likes of Leeds etc and also it would stop playing joining the likes of us.
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Re: would this ruin football?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 04:36:04 PM »
One thing is for sure, something needs to be done to offer more support to the football league clubs.


absolutley. and north american style "farm teams" or european "B" teams participating in league play isn't it.

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 05:05:25 PM »
No. It would make the game even more about the the big clubs than it already is. As we already know that the Premier League is purely a training competition to allow the big sides game time between Champions League matches.

Personally think this is horribly arrogant. Why should good football league clubs such as the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield, Coventry, Leeds etc have to make do with playing against Premier League reserve sides? Not to mention that these 'B' teams have no real tradition or supporters.

Its b*ll*cks and I'm glad the FA will never let it happen.

I agree with everything said in this post. Top stuff.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 05:59:47 PM »
I find this is one of the worries with having so many Europeans in the premier league. Our football league is unique around the world in its depth and structure. Only Germany  gets close to matching our football pyramid. The problem I think is that People like Villas Boas and Wenger who grow up where there is only really 2 tiers to their league structure fail to respect that our football league, the original football league, has been built up over 130 years and 92 teams in the football league as well as a number of non league clubs are well supported and shouldnt just be pushed aside because the big teams want to be able to blood their youngsters "in a league that doesnt matter".

Wenger and Villas Boas should be a bit more sensitive to the history and uniqueness of our football league, or take their clubs to a European super league.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 10:32:39 AM »
There is nothing wrong with the way things are now, keep it how it is now.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 02:08:32 AM »
Funny how he jumps at the chance to Join the best Football structure in the World....

and then wants it to copy the "also rans" setup..

You wonder at times if he actually put his brain into gear before he tried to use it.
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