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    Play Off's to be possibly introduced for 4th Champions League Spot

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    The Premier League is considering a proposal to introduce a play-off for the fourth Champions League place.

    The top four currently enter the tournament but the new idea would mean the teams from fourth to seventh playing in a mini-knockout competition.

    Any change would need the agreement of at least 14 of the 20 top flight clubs, but there will be no changes for three years as the next TV deal is in place.

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    Daft idea...as currently, whoever finishes in 4th goes into first KO round of champs league qualifying so they wont have much time at end of season to prepare for new season as play offs would eat into this time. Just the PL trying to make more money out of football watching fans.

    no, no, no, no, no, no .......................... money grabbing as usual by scudamore and his pals at the top.

    Saw it yesterday won't happen I don't think.

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    kind of a non starter already it would seem

    maybe the lower placed clubs would go for it though giving themselves an extra chance, but means adding more games to the schedule

    The ECL has been the death of all other European Cups as well as our own domestic league IMO.

    Bring back top team in ECL, next 3 and FA Cup winners in the Europa league, this would make the Europa league exciting if Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were in it. All teams would be interested int eh FA cup then.

    Personally I'd rather give the 4th spot to the FA Cup winners to liven that back up.

    I think it would be just wrong for the 7th place team to get into the ECL.

    I dont think it will happen.

    Can't see it going through. If it did would it not take away from the Premier League, seen as its always been about breaking the top 4 for teams and aiming for the 4th spot to get into champions league.

    Some teams would not be bothered about hitting 4th, instead save their remainder games to keep players fresher for the play off's.

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    greg_68;7858243

    The ECL has been the death of all other European Cups as well as our own … The ECL has been the death of all other European Cups as well as our own domestic league IMO.Bring back top team in ECL, next 3 and FA Cup winners in the Europa league, this would make the Europa league exciting if Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were in it. All teams would be interested int eh FA cup then.Personally I'd rather give the 4th spot to the FA Cup winners to liven that back up.I think it would be just wrong for the 7th place team to get into the ECL.




    on the flip side the seventh placed team would have earned it and would give them a much needed budget increase......

    i dont think giving champions league spot to a plucky underdog in the championship from winning the fa cup could work tbh

    I think it will go through, Liverpool will deffo vote for it.

    greg_68;7858243

    The ECL has been the death of all other European Cups as well as our own … The ECL has been the death of all other European Cups as well as our own domestic league IMO.Bring back top team in ECL, next 3 and FA Cup winners in the Europa league, this would make the Europa league exciting if Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were in it. All teams would be interested int eh FA cup then.Personally I'd rather give the 4th spot to the FA Cup winners to liven that back up.I think it would be just wrong for the 7th place team to get into the ECL.



    Especially when the 3 teams above go into Europa league.

    casparwhite;7858274

    on the flip side the seventh placed team would have earned it and would … on the flip side the seventh placed team would have earned it and would give them a much needed budget increase......i dont think giving champions league spot to a plucky underdog in the championship from winning the fa cup could work tbh



    But look how much more interested the big teams would be in it then, it's lost it's magic since the big teams started fielding weakened sides. Even if you do win it now there is a sour taste to it.

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    greg_68;7858285

    I think it will go through, Liverpool will deffo vote for it.



    seems the powers that be want to give liverpool another shot at it

    Main danger is if 7th placed teams end up in the ECL and do badly, as you would expect having finished 7th, we will have our number of teams eligible for the ECL to 3...what do they do then, same again

    Nice cash boost for mid sized clubs that could qualify in teh short run, but how much cash will you generate if you get in through the play off and are picked against, say Valencia or another good team in the actual qualifying round and get knocked out straight away, very little

    Stupid idea in the long run

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    Premier League chairmen have met today and decided against this idea.
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