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  1. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Sorry mate, but I've just had a massive chocolate donut and I'm now too sleepy to keep debating this.
  2. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    How much would we get if we won the EL? Around 15 million in prize money and then another few million from the market pool? The tims have players they could sell to the EPL right now for more than that. i'm obviously being flippant, but the point I'm trying to make is that us being the EL groups and the tims not being there won't do anything about the financial gap. Their merchandising deal probably makes them more in a season than we would make in the groups.
  3. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Both of us in Europe is the best option. As for the financial gap, we could win the EL for the next 5 years in a row and we probably still wouldn't close the gap.
  4. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Your logic is that you want the tims out of Europe asap, but you only want us to go as far as the group stages and no further so that we have an extra few million but we're not too tired for the league? That's your idea to close the financial gap? I remember when we played in Europe with the intention of winning the quadruple.
  5. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    So you want them out of Europe and us still being in (presumably), meaning they have less games than us and therefore more chance of winning the league and next year's CL spot?
  6. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Both objectives are not mutually exclusive.
  7. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    If they don't do well in Europe then we get hurt even further!!! FFS, it's not like Hibs are going to be signing Coutinho just because they made the group stages of the EL. They'll obviously make a few extra quid, but the benefit to us will be far greater in the long term.
  8. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Not one person has said they want the tarriers to win tonight, not one. I think it's best if you leave the bigger picture thinking to the people with bigger IQs mate.
  9. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Exactly. Some people seem to be basing their entire logic on us winning the league every year from now until the end of days. We can't even finish second at the moment ffs.
  10. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    We only need to get to 15th to get 2 qualifying places, so it would probably take up to 5 years of our teams performing reasonably well in Europe, but it's certainly do-able. Making the league better benefits everyone, I can't understand the mindset of people who can't see that. What good is qualifying for the CL every year if we get royally skelped because our playing standard is so shite? Would we even qualify every year?
  11. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    I meant the knock on effect for our league outwith European competition. A top 10 league will attract more money from TV, sponsors and advertisers than a 26th placed league will. If we get 2 CL places back then better players will come, giving the league an even higher profile and more income. Simple logic mate.
  12. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Nobody wants to see the tarriers going further than us, but if ALL Scottish teams have a good run then it's more or less a level playing field financially (apart from Hibs who wouldn't get as much in gate receipts). Then you have the knock on effect in terms of sponsorship, advertising and TV revenues for a stronger league that would benefit us all. Then you have the fact that a higher ranked league also attracts better players, which again makes the league stronger and brings in more money. People need to take their wee parochial hate goggles off and think of the bigger picture.
  13. FSM

    Club and league UEFA coefficients

    Not me, but I'm quite happy for them to have a run in the EL, same as I'm quite happy for Hibs to have a run. 10 years ago we were 10th in Europe, now we're 26th. that's bad for ALL teams in our league, which includes us the last time I looked.
  14. FSM

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    I honestly can't understand why anyone would be upset if all Scottish teams made the EL group stages.