Sepp Blatter’s super summer leagues

Ollie Irish

5th, December 2006


SeppFIFA president and self-appointed spiritual leader of football, Sepp Blatter, has proposed scrapping the traditional football calendar in favour of a summer season running from February to November. Blatter announced the plans for a uniform European football season in an interview with German magazine Kicker.

He said: "The season should run from the end of February to the end of November. Then there would be enough recovery time for the players and you could play three-week blocks of (international) qualifiers. The idea is supported by the major European clubs."

The scheme is one way of side-stepping the annual winter break debate, but it would also rule out the traditional Christmas football schedule. And I cannot imagine players in some warmer countries will be too thrilled at playing through July and August. Should Blatter stop meddling?

[Rob Parker]

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  1. bryn says:

    and how would the euro championships and world cups fit in to this schedule?

  2. joe says:

    Bryn beat me to it. How DOES the WC fit into Sepp’s latest tidbit of brilliance? He thinks football is his plaything. He wants to cap spending, he wants to limit foreign players. He openly discriminates against British football. He’s anti-technology, something that NEEDS to implemented following guess who conning another penalty, did he actually wink this time too? He’d just love to see Brazil and Portugal play in every final. Its not suprising that diving is out of control on his watch. He’s absolute shit.

  3. bryn says:

    well said joe