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Is adopting the Conference Model good for the I-League?
"It is very early to say whether the conference model will benefit the I-League but change is always good. Since its inception, the I-League has followed the structure of most European football leagues. While the audience has grown, the rate has not been a significant one. This format can possibly add a breath of fresh air in making the I-League more popular."
" I am against modeling football on the basis of American sports. Europeans dominate the game of football & their leagues follow the simple play each other home\/away structure. Also, with a lot of teams from Kolkata & Goa, the Eastern Conference will be like a mini Calcutta Football League & the Western Conference will be a mini Goa Professional League."
This format has done wonder for sports in the United States and it could swing around the fortunes of the I-League also. Competitiveness will also increase as only 4 teams from each conference will progress to the final round. In all, I think this is a bold move that will pay dividends in the long run.
The Indian football calendar was always much unplanned and as things stand, it could get worse. The structuring of the proposed format is the big question. What AIFF needs to ensure is that the present interest around the I-League does not suffer because of the remodeling. The calendar should also be planned keeping International friendly dates in mind.
6 Opinions & 10 Votes
it will be cost effective and there will be less journey for clubs that will help a lot.
11 Jun 2013
somdeep chatterjee says:
This would reduce several unnecessary games and in any case the I League is concentrated in and around two zones, namely, Kolkata and Goa. In this way the best from the two zones get to pitch against each other for a Final Round where the home and away format still remains. The Final Round would become more exciting and qualification towards the Final Round would also require a fierce zonal competition. I am optimistic about the success of the format. However, it is imperative that matches are telecast. Otherwise, the whole objective would go down the drain.
10 Jun 2013
somsubhra banerjee says:
This is likely to allow a lot of the smaller clubs to play a lot more games, allowing a greater number of players to come under possible television coverage and the other perks. also, offers a broader pool to scout from for all clubs, big and small.
06 Jun 2013
Nirmala Varma says:
06 Jun 2013
koushik samanta says:
05 Jun 2013
Yeah I am agree
04 Jun 2013
3 Opinions & 7 Votes
I am not agree
11 Jun 2013
arup hal says:
04 Jun 2013
Pathikrit Bose says:
No, Not at all,The Beauty Of Any League In the World Is its Home and Away Format.Moreover the much exciting Goa Vs Kolkata clashes will not happen often.
02 Jun 2013
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