Saturday, July 24, 2010
King's Cup draw....
Real Murcia have been drawn away to Puertollano in the first round of the King's Cup (Copa Del Rey). The tie will be played on Wednesday 25th of August.
This round is played like a proper cup competition - the silly home and away rules only come in once the first division teams come into the competition (third round), and always with the second leg at home for the club from primera. This is supposedly so that the lesser team can make financial profit by actually being in the tie and not 4 nil down after being thrashed. This is crazy.....why should the authorities dictate stuff like that? What if Real Murcia get through 2 rounds and draw Getafe or Villareal or Almeria....they may be in a higher division, but are tiny compared to Real Murcia....why should we be obliged to play the home leg first?
The King's cup, for me, needs a shake up. No home and away, just a pure draw out of a bag, and you play home or away depending if you come out first or second, with no outside adulteration (like our own F.A. Cup). The big clubs would squeal and say it's unfair....but in a few years you will have played as many home games as away. The advantage of knowing the second leg will be at home is unfair, no question. Case of economy over romance, and even then it's not a good arguement, as a good cup run will create far more cash than a quick elimination. But anyhow, fairly typical of the way Spanish football is run and the almost complete abandonment of anything lower than primera. And I won't get started on the advantages given to Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have a complete set of rules just for them......
I'll get my coat.
Posted by Guiri at 9:37 AM