So as many of you are aware, the Portuguese league has fallen to 7th in the UEFA coefficient, meaning that in the 2018/19 season, Portugal will only have a maximum of two teams in the Champions League. This is not good for a league that was pushing Serie A for fourth just a few years ago and miles ahead of Russia, who has since passed Portugal. You need to increase quality in Europe and I believe shrinking the league back down to 16 teams and abolishing the abortion that is the Portuguese League Cup will do the trick. I would argue that shrinking the league to 16 clubs will reduce costs, further increase competitiveness, arguably increase profitability, reduce fixture congestion, and increase quality. Reducing from 34 matches to 30 matches will reduce fixture congestion and increase rest which should lead to even better results in Europe. I would also get rid of the League Cup and Super Cup. League cups are pointless and rare (only 11 countries in UEFA have them and very few around the world do) and cause undue fixture congestion. It should be noted that in 2010-2011, Portugal had one of its best ever years in Europe, and it only had 16 clubs in the league that year. Food for thought. What do you think?