Platini wants Champions League final played at weekend

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by Tony the French, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Tony the French

    Feb 28, 2002
    French Rivieria
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    UEFA president Michel Platini wants the Champions League final to take place at the weekend rather than on a Wednesday night, he told reporters on Thursday.

    Platini, who took over as president of UEFA earlier this year said at a media briefing: "At the final in Athens in May I was astounded that there were no families and children at the match. This would change if it was played at the weekend."

    The Champions League, and previously the European Cup final, have traditionally been scheduled for a Wednesday night since the first final took place in 1956.

    I think, it's a good idea !!
     
  2. zippy85

    zippy85 Red Card

    Jul 4, 2007
    England
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Michel Platini does not have the intelligence to be head of UEFA, he is going to mess everything up with all his stupid ideas :(
     
  3. Midorit

    Midorit Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Tokyo
    Why do you think this idea is stupid?

    It makes sense business-wise and there will be fewer people having to miss the match;the CL final is broadcast worldwide and weekday evening is quite inconvenient for a lot of non-Europeans.

    That said,I don't think there should be any change just because I'm conservative when it comes to football.

    Oh,why did you change your avatar btw?I think even Platini would prefer the previous one.
     
  4. zippy85

    zippy85 Red Card

    Jul 4, 2007
    England
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I just have a feeling that him, uefa, blatter and fifa are anti english. :(

    P.S Actually i know they are anti english.
     
  5. Drogo

    Drogo New Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Sweden
    Just because some idea comes from Platini doesn't mean it is bad, you know ;)

    I would actually rather see the final on a weekend, at least this can be tested one year. But also it's sad to skip the Wednesday-tradition, and where would the families be? Aren't most tickets given to sponsors and such.
     
  6. Midorit

    Midorit Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Tokyo
    How is this idea anti-English?:confused:


    Anyway is there any non-English person English do not see as anti-English?:D
     
  7. Midorit

    Midorit Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Tokyo
    Jack Warner is nothing more than a corrupt idiot.If he hates English it's because BBC revealed how corrupt he is.That's it.
     
  8. benito camelpene

    May 31, 2003
    miami
    I actually think this is a good idea. I'd be able to watch the game live and not be stuck at work.
     
  9. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    a large chunk of the tickets go to uefa VIP's thats why.
    the fans of the two teams got sold short with the tickets.
    The greedy fat cats who run UEFA give alot of tickets to people who dont even give a f'ck about the two teams who qualify ,just to line their own pockets.
     
  10. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Of course, families and children will really add to the atmosphere of a European final...

    Tough shit, it's a European competition for European teams. Why don't they play the copa libertadores in the afternoon so Europeans can watch it at prime-time? And make antipodean rugby and cricket teams play their tests in the middle of the night so we can watch them in the afternoon rather than having to get up at 6am.
     
  11. Midorit

    Midorit Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Tokyo
    haha.Which era do you live in?
     
  12. BSjanitor

    BSjanitor Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    not necessarily a bad idea. most leagues are over by the time the CL final comes. I still think tradition is too strong and the glamour of the "great European night" is too much... UEFA won't even try this.
     
  13. cooca

    cooca New Member

    Jul 15, 2006
    Why do the match have to play on a Wednesday night in the first place? Having it played at weekend makes the whole thing more exciting, not to mention more people will be able to watch it.
     
  14. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I like the the idea...its sort of like a compliment to America's SuperBowl.
     
  15. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    It just follows on from all of the other games being played mid-week. All this does is add another weekend onto the length of the season.
     
  16. JogaWestHam

    JogaWestHam Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    You don't really believe that, do you?
     
  17. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Yes, considering that nearly all the TV revenue, and all the ticket revenue, comes from Europe. Unless you're counting ESPN paying a pittance to show the games on tape-delay.
     
  18. st mirren till i die

    Jul 14, 2007
    Glasgow
    Club:
    Saint Mirren FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    As long as it's at played under floodlights at night this idea is perfectly sound.

    The bulk of the ticket allocation should also go to the supporters and not sponsors.
     
  19. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    It just puts the CL above the domestic leagues, where it not belongs I think. financially it makes sense though, and if the CL final is to become a new euorpean superbowl as well I guess.
     
  20. vawn12

    vawn12 New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Platini's suggestion is to change to a weekend. How does this change the availability to watch the match in Europe (except to improve it)? The World Cup final is always shown on a weekend.
     
  21. FutbolLover

    FutbolLover New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    NYC
    CL should be played on Tuesday and Wednesdays as it is for very good reasons but for the final, and that very special one occassion per year, I think I like Platini's 'weekend' idea and would support it if I could.
     
  22. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    This takes away a weekend for the domestic games though, which is hurting European fans and atmosphere at the stadiums (almost all German league games are played on weekends, for example).
     
  23. Cirdan

    Cirdan Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jena (Germany)
    The German league is usually finished at the time of the CL final. It would probably be in a conflict with the DFB Cup Final I think, but we could play that on a Sunday.

    Of course there would be a huge problem if a German team would be both in the Final of the domestic cup and the CL, but I don't see that happening in the forseeable future anyway ;)
     
  24. Drogo

    Drogo New Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Sweden

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