The big clubs in their drive to secure their profitable places in the CL are in fact killing the goose with the golden eggs. CL matches are because of the time slot only valuable in Europe as prime time event. As Orange14 mentioned the time slot of the matches is out of synch with both the USA and Asia. So it will be difficult to get profitable commercials around the matches, which diminishes the value for the networks. Combine that with the sliding down the hill of the interest in most of Europe, which also includes the big league countries as well, the goose with the golden egg some time from now will give a final quack and die. The spiral down of the interest in the CL should give the top clubs threatening with a seperation into a superleague food for thought. If the CL is going back wards in popularity while in the final 16 stage it is composed of those socalled Superleague wannabees, I cannot wait until that yank with those billions ready to invest in the SL lures them into the quick sand. I'll be watching on the edge of it and see billions go down.