It does seem like an interesting idea having 2 leagues to look forward to every year, but we hear constantly about players suffering from 'burn out' so I think that any such move would be ill advised because it would gradually slow the pace of what I think is the fastest, most exciting league in the world.
Andy McNicol: The idea of an international season sounds good. At least then the national coaches will get the chance to actually build something and give the chance for the players to get used to playing as a team. Scotland and many other countries have a mid winter break, why do we not make that the European international season. After all, the majority of internationals are within the continent. And we already have an international season in World Cups.
As far as club managers are concerned, they should stop moaning. Half of them have been international players themselves and should therefore know what it means to play for your country. Imagine if we do not qualify for the world cup. You could argue that it is down to Houllier and Ferguson for moaning so consistently about the Holland match that the players did not get the chance to play as a 1st 11.
And what was Houllier talking about saying they have important matches.
Does he really think that he can not leave out some of his best players against an amateur Finnish outfit? He would do for a 3rd division side in the FA or Worthington Cup.
We get the same thing every year, when a club is doing well they complain that they have too many matches, well, they also have big squads for that very reason. I would love it if Spurs had that problem.
I agree with Riky in that only the champions should play in the champions league. UEFA have created exactly what they were trying to avoid: A Superleague.
How are other clubs supposed to catch up clubs who are receiving 30 million every year more than others.