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    No , def no sarcasm, I still dream of us winning the league next year and having a guaranteed 6 matches, 1 win and it could be 8.....whoever wins t he league this business of canceling league matches in Euro weeks will have to end, way to many matches now to be screwing up the league, the sides in Europe who get the big money will have to play matches just like in England etc.

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    I'm more than a little concerned with the lack of information on prize money

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    I for one hate the title of this new competition. Its very tacky imo!
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    This is a bad move for European Club football. It will lead to more money being pooled among the top clubs. The top leagues get guaranteed group places in the Europa League, and the mediunm leagues are compensated with much easier qualification for the Conference League. We will now have teams in the Non Champions Path of the CL dropping down into the EL and then Conference league.

    This is good on paper for Dundalk or any Irish champion but it is not good for everyone else. This is one stoep closer to all European Leagues looking like Norway in the 90s, Scotland or Belarus. We are eventually moving to a position where all leagues are dominated by one or two teams.

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    Next years league is looking huge already, if DFC consolidate and get group stage EL2 the year after then a Norway type league could easily happen which would be terrible for the league.

    With one point something million at least probably guaranteed for winning the league next year, you'd wonder will somebody "Waterford , Shels, Limerick's new investors" throw the kitchen sink at it in true GLITW style.
    The only thing that might discourage a gamble from someone is how strong DFC look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Next years league is looking huge already, if DFC consolidate and get group stage EL2 the year after then a Norway type league could easily happen which would be terrible for the league.

    With one point something million at least probably guaranteed for winning the league next year, you'd wonder will somebody "Waterford , Shels, Limerick's new investors" throw the kitchen sink at it in true GLITW style.
    The only thing that might discourage a gamble from someone is how strong DFC look.
    Which would be terrible for everyone else in the league!

    In one of the papers today that the EL2 group stage prizemoney would be similar to what Dundalk earned in 2016 which is good, but in comparison to the supposed increases for simply qualifying for EL1 it will be well behind other comps. CL qualification money will increase significantly to levels that currently takes progression through a number of rounds to obtain.

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    If you can get to EL2 (which Linfield would have done this year if it existed) and pocket 6 or 7 million this league is worth a punt.
    If i win the euro millions i might enter a team myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
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    I'm not sure if the medium/small sized countries' perennial champions have got themselves an effect lobby group or what, but the whole thing gets more and more skewed towards the champion clubs (obviously I mean at the level below the hyper mega clubs). The parachute into the EL was bad enough for the non-champions, with more places in the EL groups for CL losers than EL winner, but the double parachute to EL1 and EL2 is really going to help BATE / Astana / TNS / Dinamo Zagreb / Sheriff and possibly Dundalk consolidate and dominate their leagues.

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