Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by stealthpapes » 17 Jan 2020 09:13

sheshnu There were a couple of (English) National League sides, along with some Irish lads, in the Scottish Wafer Biscuit Cup this year. I don't know how long that's been going on.

Possibly some Welsh sides in there too. As far as I can tell, it was mildly diverting for those involved.

Anyway, time to scrap the League Cup probably.


Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup

Solihull played Rangers U-23. Both Eire and Norn Iron sides involved but did not make any impact. Last I saw, the only non-Scottish team still in it was Wrexham.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by stealthpapes » 17 Jan 2020 11:05

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Not sure where the interest would be in a British Cup to be honest. Would you be that interested if we get to the first "national" round and get drawn at home to Inverness, Linfield or Barry Town?

Only interesting tie would be home or away (pref away) to either of Celtic or Rangers - and possibly a trip to Edinburgh, more for the city than the football.


each tie to be played at the home of the lower division side and you have your interest


Really?

Define the lower division side - Welsh Premier V League 2 who is lower? League 2 of the higher UEFA Coefficient league or the Welsh top flight?

Scottish Prem v Championship - who is Lower? Championship is probably the stronger division but Scots Prem is again the top flight. Where is in the interest in Blackburn getting a home tie against Kilmarnock? or vice versa


Define it in advance, then allow for some modification each season i.e if leagues massively overperform.

Championship
Scottish Championship
League 1
League 2
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Scottish League 1
Scottish League 2


That's a total of 126 teams, of which 72 are English. Giving everyone a regionalised 1st round, gets to 62 teams (36 English), which isn't far off 64 - perhaps solved by giving spots to National League sides ...

You know, I'd rather something like this for the EFL Trophy than the mess that it currently is.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Simmops » 17 Jan 2020 11:17

We should go the French Cup route and start inviting teams from the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Falklands and Gibraltor down.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by From Despair To Where? » 17 Jan 2020 12:41

Talking of the French Cup, hasn't a side from Reunion just got to the last 32?

That's like a pub side getting to the 4th round of the FA Cup.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Ark Royal » 17 Jan 2020 14:35

Simmops We should go the French Cup route and start inviting teams from the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Falklands and Gibraltor down.


Number of entrants for Coupe de France: 8,506 :shock: That is one hell of a bag full of numbered balls. Even with the remnants of the Commonwealth, we would struggle to get that many.


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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Silver Fox » 17 Jan 2020 14:41

Not quite the 47 million that Winston claimed the other day though!

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Winston Biscuit » 17 Jan 2020 14:50

I thought we were never going to talk about that again?!

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Simmops » 17 Jan 2020 16:04

Winston Biscuit I thought we were never going to talk about that again?!

That was a real Ian "Syria in Africa" moment.

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