PrezIke wrote:If it happens next season that would be beyond messed up and makes me very concerned that we expect to be banned from CL for AT LEAST 1 season.
My concern is I keep hearing everyone talk about a 1 year ban, but what if it's 2 years? Can that happen? That would have a pretty devastating impact as I suspect some of our best players would want out.
Hazard has stayed at Chelsea even though they didn't get in the Chumps League. I think if we get banned we'll be alright.
I thought of that situation when I wrote what I did. The difference is that Chelsea were not banned so there was still hope of making CL the following season. That was due to results on the pitch and he was still involved in Europa League. We won't have that at all. If it's a 2 year ban that would a huge difference.
Pep cares about and wants to win CL and League titles in multiple nations to enhance his legacy. If he has no chance to win CL here for 2 seasons I can very well see him leave. I woudn't blame him as that's his focus.
A good portion of our fans may hate UEFA and do not give a crap about CL but the players and coaches do.
It's what attracts the best, and with Brexit risks as well we could be in for some significant Arsenal/Chelsea level setbacks over the next 3-4 seasons as I worry we will also get more than just a CL ban, but possibly a transfer ban and another limit on spending or massive penalties that make it hard to buy players.