Thought it might be interesting to start a thread to discuss what changes YOU would make if you were sitting in Sepp Blatter's chair.... Here are the changes I would make: 1) Reduce the voting power of small nations within FIFA on World Cup matters. It's not just coincidence that the recent bribery/corruption scandal has primarily involved FIFA vice-presidents from Trinidad & Tobago (qualified once) and Qatar (never qualified). It's just my opinion, but I think that FIFA representatives from small countries which have little to no chance of qualifying for the WC are much more likely to view their role within FIFA as a path to personal enrichment and therefore behave corruptly. My solution would be to limit voting on WC matters only to countries which have qualified for the WC in the past 20 years, which I think would currently be approximately 55-60 out of FIFA's 208 members. 2) Take steps to reduce the wear and tear on players (and the risk of injury) by placing limits on the number of matches a player can play in a given 12-month period (How many people realize that Lionel Messi played 60 matches from 6/1/10 to 6/1/11). As a step towards that goal, I would limit the top divisions of domestic leagues to 18 teams, only allow countries to have one domestic cup competition, limit continental championships (i.e. Africa Cup of Nations, Gold Cup, Asian Cup, etc.) to once every four years, and mandate that each federation's WC qualifying process encompass no more than twelve matches per team (Africa and UEFA already do this). 3) End all the arguing about how many WC spots each federation deserves by simply expanding the intercontinental playoffs at the end of the qualifying process. Twenty-two teams would qualify automatically...10 from UEFA, and three each from the other four federations. The final ten spots would be from the playoffs, which would have 8 teams from UEFA and three teams each from the other four federations (Oceania would have to first win a playoff with Asia team #6). Only stipulation for playoff matchups would be that no teams from the same federation could be paired against each other. UEFA would then have a potential range of 10-18 teams at the WC, with the other four federations each having a potential range of 3-6 teams. 4) Reduce the pressure on referees, especially with regards to PK decisions and yellow/red cards. First, shrink the size of the penalty box from it's current size of 18x40 (720 sq yards) to 12x24 (288 sq yards), thus reducing by 60% the area in which defensive fouls result in PK's. Second, give referees the option of awarding a direct free kick for fouls inside the box (such as shirt-pulling, pushing on set pieces, etc.) which do not directly deny a scoring opportunity. Together, those two changes should reduce the number of controversial PK decisions significantly, thus reducing some of the pressure on referees. Third, mandate that a given player's 2nd foul of a match is an automatic yellow and 3rd foul an automatic red. This should not only reduce the number of petty fouls overall, but also reduce some of the pressure on refs with regard to decisions whether or not do give a player a yellow/red card by taking away the responsibility for judging a foul's severity. Thoughts? Other ideas for potential changes?