FIFA's Stance on Cross-Border Leagues (ASEAN Super League?)

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  1. AlbertCamus

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    Not sure I totally understand this, but I hope players have the freedom to sign with any club; I think this is an important distinction from the international game.
     

  2. Nico Limmat

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    Correct, the Welsh teams have been shut out of any Welsh competitions and that is the model I support. If you move to another pyramid then you need to take the good with the bad - in this case a tougher European qualification. I don't like the Canadian situation (that is quite unique together with Liechtenstein) and would like to see that door closed. If the CONCACAF CL had even 1/4 of the prize money of its UEFA counterpart the Canadian qualification would be highly controversial.
     
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    I would prefer national teams, but I would accept allow franchises to sign players from other participating countries. But no European, African or South American imports, the point is to develop local talent.
     
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  5. Blondo

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    The Atlantic League was back on the table earlier this year (in february during the ECA meeting in Paris) ... as leverage or a contingency plan if the big boys went ahead with a break-away Super League ... with the 2018 reform favouring the big boys ... the "lesser leagues" can fight over how the remaining 14 spots will be allocated now ... there probably won't be an Atlantic League (unless the big boys break away in another reform) ... it's just a bargaining chip.

    From earlier this year (in Dutch):

    - http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160214_02128225
    - http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/25200791/__Eredivisie_in_tegenaanval__.html
    - http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/v...__Briljant_idee_Van_Raaij_nu_realiteit__.html

    Also this:
     
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    The value of that 'bargaining chip' will only decline. With e.g. the scramble for the herds in Asia taking place now.

    It is now or never.
     
  7. Nico Limmat

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    According to this a Balkan League is at the most advanced stage of planning:
    I guess things are on hold until the new UEFA president is determined.
     
  8. Blondo

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    Haha ... for 25 years Holland and Belgium have toyed with the idea of a BeNe League ... yet a Balkan League is at the most advanced stage of planning ... Balkan countries are known for giving each other the warm and fuzzies, right? ... the security at some of those games will have to be tight AF ... if a Balkan League comes together before a BeNe League (or an Atlantic League) => SMH
     


  9. AlbertCamus

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    The Balkan league is a TV package I would sign up for! That'd be intense. Mind you, a leage with Ajax that includes Belgium teams (and maybe others- Scotland, Ireland?, etc...) would be great too.
     
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    Well, apparently there is a well functioning Balkan Basketball league so it is not that far fetched. Obviously travelling support would have to be banned to minimize security concerns.
     
  11. Blondo

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    We already have a Bene League ... but it's handball ... :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Rangers to fifth division? Not again!
     
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    There's constant talk last few weeks on regional league in Balkan area.

    New UEFA pres is Slovene, he comes to Zagreb (if I am right) to talk to local football chiefs about possible Ex-Yu league. Media say that there's money from UEFA for prizes and that they will help and that all is set to start in 2018/19, but FAs from the region want CL group stage spot for winners. In last 15 years teams from former country played 42 matches in CL winning only ONE. LOL. They are modest.

    Supporters (ultras) from four biggest clubs (Dinamo, Hajduk, Crvena zvezda, Partizan) made it clear - they don't want joint competitions at all.
     
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