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Old 05-30-2024, 09:34 AM   #501
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why? What would that solve/improve?

Cup Winner's Cup was a good idea when the Champions League really was Champions only. It would be pretty redundant these days, which is why it was rightly scrapped back then.
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Old 05-31-2024, 02:00 PM   #502
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why? What would that solve/improve?

Cup Winner's Cup was a good idea when the Champions League really was Champions only. It would be pretty redundant these days, which is why it was rightly scrapped back then.
You could make the cup more important if only the results of the cup qualified for this tournament. For example, if the Cup winner qualifies for Champions League, take the finalist, and then the next team. You might even have playoffs.

It would also make the cup more important for mid-tier teams and you wouldn't have a Kaiserslautern in the German Cup final. And if you did, 2nd Division Kaiserslautern would be going to Europe!

Make it a tournament of just cup winners, and maybe finalist if some countries still have spots.

You'd have ManU, Bilbao, Lyon, Kaiserslautern, Lazio or Fiorentina, etc... in a competition
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Yeah I think the Conference league is actually one of the better football ideas of the last decade. Seeing the smaller clubs/countries have a European away day is superb
In a World where the smaller guys are increasingly getting pushed out or dominated by the bigger guys, the Conference League works quite well for small clubs and larger ones.
  • The fans of European giants get to visit new grounds.
  • Clubs attempting to join the Top 2/4/6 get to play in Europe as the big fish in the pond.
  • Clubs attempting to join the Top 2/4/6 have to balance European success and maintaining domestic progress.
  • "Small" clubs have a genuine outside chance at winning or hosting the final.
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These Madrid players are flopping like mad (how has Vinicius not gotten a yellow for that yet?!) but Dortmund can’t keep getting yellows for dissent

Fantastic first half thus far
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These Madrid players are flopping like mad (how has Vinicius not gotten a yellow for that yet?!) but Dortmund can’t keep getting yellows for dissent

Fantastic first half thus far
It was a fun first half but I've seen this show before. Dortmund have squandered too many opportunities. Madrid are going to get 1 and that'll be that.
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Yep. The black magic will probably come through. Dortmund needed to bury something

Hummels continues to play with the form of his life. Cleaning up everything back there

Madrid needs to get Kroos on the ball more. One of the best (if not the best) midfielder of his generation. Such a treat to watch. In a team full of Ronaldo/Bale/Benzema/Modric/Vini/Rodrygo/Bellingham/so many more, they always played to the beat of Kroos’ drum
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Yep. The black magic will probably come through. Dortmund needed to bury something

Hummels continues to play with the form of his life. Cleaning up everything back there

Madrid needs to get Kroos on the ball more. One of the best (if not the best) midfielder of his generation. Such a treat to watch. In a team full of Ronaldo/Bale/Benzema/Modric/Vini/Rodrygo/Bellingham/so many more, they always played to the beat of Kroos’ drum
Hummels is having a hell of a game. I'm pulling for Dortmund, but I'm just getting that ol' Madrid feeling.

Kroos is one of my favourite players of this generation, having a midfield with Kroos and Modric is practically criminal.
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It’s inevitable. They always win

Shame that giveaway robs of us what could’ve been a grandstand finish
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Like I said. I've seen this show before.
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Crazy they will be adding Mbappe when they already have the best LW in the world. Real Madrid problems lol
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Alphonso Davies too, don’t forget.
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VfB Stuttgart predictably getting gutted after finishing 2nd in the Bundesliga. It's inevitable, especially since pretty much all of their key players have release clauses in their contracts. It really pisses me off that they all stay in Germany though.

Hiroki Ito is joining Bayern Munich
Waldemar Anton is joining Dortmund
Serhou Guirassy is also joining Dortmund

and it's widely expected that Chris Führich will also leave ... and join either Bayern or Dortmund. This #### always happens though, Bayern are always happy to gut rival teams and although Dortmund have been on the receiving end of this tactic when Bayern raided them for Götze, Lewandowski and Hummels back then, they are more than happy to do it themselves.

I guess all you can do in the end is have a laugh about it.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1805243446107516949
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I imagine Leverkusen will be in the same boat next year too. They might be able to resist the gutting for one more year since Xabi is staying.
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