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CL playoff - thoughts re: Everton

Discussion in 'Everton Forum' started by Groucho, May 17, 2017.

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  1. Groucho

     Groucho Moderator Staff Member

    What say lads? Should there be a CL playoff in future (I know that's not what the article says exactly but....)

    For or against? I know this could be duplicated in World Football but whatever, as long as it's not silly it's ok.

    Would you have a CL playoff as a regular thing?

  2. ijjysmith

    ijjysmith Calm

    I think this season it's hugely unlikely mate as some of the connotations involved Middlesbrough beating them lot....

    But in general, maybe. But Everton obviously bottle it should we get in so maybe not.
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  3. Alanbileysfeathercut

    Alanbileysfeathercut Player Valuation: £40m

    They have a europa play off in Wales

    But how would it work

    Top 8 clubs play off for 3 or 4 places
  4. brieverton

    brieverton Player Valuation: £20m

    I'm not in favour of play-offs unless 2 or more teams cannot otherwise be separated under the rules.

    Things are/should be clear in terms of qualifying criteria from the start of the season.

    We might get into a Top 4 spot and lose a play-off to a side finishing 5th or 6th.

    I don't like it, its just another sop to the broadcasters.
  5. Azza

    Azza Player Valuation: £70m

    Arsenal will thrash us at least 5-0 so it's a bit irrelevant really.
  6. RFUS

    RFUS Anustart

    Not for me. It's putting dosh for broadcasters first and fairness second.

    Don't really agree with the play off in the lower leagues either. After a gruelling 46 game season if you finish 3rd then you're the 3rd best team so you should go up. Losing that to a team who might have finished 20 points behind you is a kick in the teeth.
  7. MoutsGoat

    MoutsGoat All the hail The King Forum Supporter


    You are the 4th best team over 38 games, you deserve that place.
  8. tommypotts

    tommypotts Player Valuation: £950k Forum Supporter

    Yes there should be a CL playoff, but it should be between the team that finished 4th and the FA Cup winners.
  9. Eggs

    Eggs Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    ...nah, if you finish 4th after 38 games you deserve to qualify. Saying that, I've always thought the 4th place would be better going to the FA Cup winners.
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  10. anton66

    anton66 Player Valuation: £30m

    Finishing 30 points adrift of the Champions shouldn't even get you in the Europa league.:blush:
  11. The Blue Watch

    The Blue Watch Player Valuation: £10m

    You just know that the second it got introduced, we'd probably finish 2nd and lose in the CL playoff final
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  12. Blue Horse

    Blue Horse Player Valuation: £500k

    I'm sure it'll be brought in the next time we nab fourth and the other lot miss out.
  13. The binman chronicles

    The binman chronicles Player Valuation: £40m

    I think the rule should be if we finish outside of the CL spots then a play off should take place up to that place we are in, hopefully an odd number giving us a bye in the first knock out game.

    If we finish inside of the usual CL spots then no play off that year. Seems fair to me anyhow.
  14. peteblue

    peteblue Welcome back Wayne

    You are as good as where you finish in the league......so a big no from me....
  15. ToffeeDan

    ToffeeDan Player Valuation: £70m

    If they'd had this for 4th-7th we'd have been in it loads of times but, of course, they haven't.
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