Platini Having Fun At Spurs Expense?
After spending the last two years trying to break into the top four and gain that all elusive Champion's League spot, Spurs could now have that place in Europe's premier competition stripped away before they have actually gained fourth spot.
Platini has put forward a plan to remove the Champions League place from the team who finishes 4th and handing it to the winners of the FA Cup.
Should the winner of the FA Cup finish in the top 3, then the CL place will be handed to the team finishing in 4th.
The thinking behind the move is to try and add variety to the teams qualifying for the competition rather than the same four teams year after year.
For me, enough thought hasn't been put into this move as it has been a full 12 years since one of either Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea or Liverpool have NOT won the FA cup, indeed only Everton (the last team to break into the top four) have claimed the FA Cup from these four teams since 1991.
Should the move be agreed, the winners of the 2009 FA Cup will enter the Champions League.
Still, you've got to laugh ain't ya.