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Major clubs meet 'secretly' to discuss new format: want to take radical measures – Football News

Major clubs meet 'secretly' to discuss new format: want to take radical measures – Football News

The top clubs in the JPL held a secret meeting on the format of the competition. After all, their TV contract expires after next season and they want to come up with a new format.

It was Wouter Vandenhout and Sven Gaijk who took the initiative to meet, as you know The newspaper. Representatives of Union, Anderlecht, Club Brugge, AA Gent, Antwerp, RC Genk, Standard and Charleroi were invited.

And the fact that the “secret” meeting was leaked despite an explicit request not to say anything about it proves that they are definitely not on the same page. However, they want to reach an agreement before the start of next season in order to have a strong seat at the negotiating table.

Playoffs with four or no qualifiers?

Many top clubs want fewer matches because they want to make a difference in Europe and the calendar does not allow for that. For example, there would be votes to go to 14 professional clubs in 1A. Playoffs with four instead of six are also on the table. Or should the qualifiers be cancelled?

Therefore, the current form is seriously questioned. To change this, a two-thirds majority at the general meeting is required. Although there will still be intense pressure in the meantime.

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