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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Winter World Cup could be the end of Football as we know it!

Since it was announced that FIFA are considering a winter World Cup when Qatar hosts the most prestigious tournament in football I have thought long and hard about the consequences and how this could be done.

My thoughts have lead me to the rather serious question could the winter world cup kill football as we know it?  A strange question you may think but how would it be possible to ensure the leagues run a full schedule when the Premier League struggles to fit in a much requested winter break already? With a 25 man team Premier league clubs will struggle to field a team if there are no gaps in between the domestic season or indeed if they adopted the African Cup of Nations format and allowed their international players to go whilst the premier league games are played by reserve squads.

This is going to be a hotly debated decision but there is a way a winter world cup will not affect the football season programme and that is the creation of the Super League.
This idea was much talked about amongst the biggest clubs in European football at great length for a number of years although this topic has been less discussed in recent times.

I feel that this option will resurface and will have to be considered as it seemed it was only a matter of time before this league was created, the debates on whether such leagues would be good for the fans is open for another debate.

As I write this Sepp Blatter has confirmed that they are looking at changing the football rules and as well as looking at the 3 point 1 point system they are also going to look at reducing the number of teams in each domestic league which would tie in with this idea.

I for one am against this new league formation of the idea came to fruition as I don’t feel it will be fair on the fans and imagine the prices of each game would be too high and could kill of the game.