The bit in bold, it was much better entertainment back then. The Champions League at is peak was when Rangers were carrying the pseudo-nations hopes on its shoulders only to get their arses handed back to them on a platter every time, and the annual realisation that the foreign diddies they spent millions on were every bit as crap as Maurice Ross.
The CL is the pinnacle of football and has been for years, and anyone who doesn't like it is a ****ing weirdo. My favorite is when people say "the Champions league should be for champions " and "it was better when there were more crap teams in it ", as if anyone's on the edge of their seat for Legia Warsaw against Barcelona or Salzburg at Juventus. The format is ace - all the continent's best teams plus a fair shot for the smaller countries to get involved.
And granted, not every knockout stage has been as amazing as this year's quarters, but this is what it's all about, the world's best facing each other with sparks flying and amazing comebacks and shocks.
Some people need to get their priorities right, why would anyone want to see Messi and the like when they could watch the Scotsport crew fucking seething at their beloved Rangers getting turfed out by Levski Sofia.
Edited by capitanus, 12 April 2018 - 12:16 AM.