> reddevil87 said:
> @Arsenalkid700 U have started to realize the ground reality of Indian football.
This year , NO relegation from I-League according to senior figures at AIFF:
As Air India & ONGC will be removed.
The reason they will have to do this is; if Air India drop into the relegation zone as do Pailan , teams will not accept relegation if they have finished in 11th or 12th spot, people will raise issues about playing Air India before they knew they were relegated & after...
Next year AIFF will remove Pailan Arrows and this will allow 1 spot for a 2nd Division team to come up in 2014.
From next season AIFF will ensure it is very difficult for teams to come up through the 2nd Division , BUT allow for teams who are willing to pay the price, to join directly.
Expect next seasons I-League to have 16 teams
But then will there be any relegation next year? If there is any relegation, teams will come up thru 2nd division.
> munna21977 said:
> But then will there be any relegation next year? If there is any relegation, teams will come up thru 2nd division.
Getting infrastructure is one aspect... my only concern is wat ll happen if these so called corporates fails to built their stadiums before pro and rel starts again? For god sake they even had not brought lands for same... How can u think of atleast 10K seaters stadium in 3-4 years?This is India, Cooperage issue is going on forever and we except new stadium in 3-4 years... BIG JOKE!!
> gaffertape said:
> > munna21977 said:
> > But then will there be any relegation next year? If there is any relegation, teams will come up thru 2nd division.
Thats the thing that confuses me. In any country in the world, stadiums are very hard to get around. Even in England where football is treated in a god aspect it is tough. The Emirates took 10 years to be made. Liverpool, Tottenham, and Chelsea are taking forever to get a stadium done. Yes those are huge projects but still it is not as if they are just saying "Hey we want a stadium" and it will be done in 2-3 years. It takes time and effort.
The fastest stadium built may be the Fatorda stadium which was built in a record time of 7 months to host the Nehru cup by then sports minister Francisco Monte Cruz.
Considering it was built in such quick time , the present govt. decided to inspect the steel rod in all the columns of the stadium and were amazed to find it in perfect condition. So things can be done if there is a will. And with todays machinery, it is definitely possible.
So if they remove Pailan then will there be any Youth League ? It would really encourage the clubs to have proper Youth Development as AIFF expects them to have.