Too Many Idiots Coming Up With Bizarre Ideas!

Last updated : 10 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

... FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for a rethink on the away goals rule and questioned whether knock-out games still makes sense.

Elsewhere, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino has defended the expansion of the European Championship, insisting more teams and multiple host countries will ``inject the virus of football'' throughout the continent.

Sepp Blatter - His time is up

Sepp Blatter: "It is time to rethink the system. Football has progressed since the 1960s, so the away goals rule may now be questioned. Does the away goals rule still make sense?

"The idea dates back to a time when away games were often an adventure, involving journeys that could be long and arduous - and the playing conditions would vary considerably.

"In reality it favours the club that play away from home in the second leg. Where the scores are tied, that team has 30 minutes more than their opponent to score a valuable away goal. After all, in the first leg there is no extra time.

"Such an imbalance has already been disposed of in various competitions. The away goals rule is no longer used in the semi-finals of the promotion play-offs in English football."

So what is the alternative? Scrapping the away goal rule would mean every single game that ends square would go to extra-time, something that would favour the home side in the second-leg even MORE!

The time to replace Blatter is NOW!

Gianni Infantino - What about the fans?

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino: "We always have great parties when the Euros are hosted in one country but now our ambition is to organise a Euros for Europe.

"We want to inject the virus of football in the whole of Europe.

"In the 13 cities, people will feel the Euros belongs to them and it gives countries who have never hosted, the chance to host.

"They have the chance to build a new stadium and boost the development of football in their own country.''

What about the fans?

They base themselves in one country to follow their own team throughout the competition.

Now they could be flying to Hungary, to Holland, to Russia, back home to Wembley, to Azerbaijan and god only knows where else!

Are these people making these decisions brain-dead?

London's Wembley has won the right to host both the semi-finals and the final at Euro 2020 but other, less renowned football cities, will hold matches including Baku in Azerbaijan, Budapest in Hungary and St Petersburg in Russia.