What a farce

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Alan King, Barry Dyson
So Liverpool's fixture pile-up meant fielding two different teams on consecutive days in two different continents. I expect not many on this forum would have any sympathy for Liverpool but surely it is a symptom of how much greed there is in top level football. Too many fixtures, too many competitions. Despite trashing traditions like some cup replays, the calendar is still overcrowded. The League Cup's credibility receives another blow as a Liverpool team is fielded with twelve appearances between them. Shirt numbers started at 51 and went up to 99! No surprise they lost, unlike our youth team who won at Maidstone United three years ago ;) . Incidentally, even at our level I think we play too many games.

At the end of the season England will go into Euro 2020 with nearly all their players knackered from a ridiculously long and intensive season.
 
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Yes, there are too many fixtures at that level because of the greed of the big clubs and the expansion of European competition, but Liverpool are part of the problem, not victims of it.
 
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If Liverpool, Barca, Real and the rest wanted to reduce the size of European competition and focus on their domestic competitions, they have the power to do it. However, they want the additional European money, so they don't. It is as simple as that.
 
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