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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old October 18th, 2012, 16:25 Thread Starter
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Commitee for changes in Israeli Football

A press conference was held today in a hotel in Tel Aviv by a commitee of personalities that want to propose some changes in the structure of Israeli football in the intent to help develop to apparently stuck sport in the country.
The commitee was headed by Maccabi Haifa´s chairman, Yaakov Shachar, former Maccabi Tel Aviv player, Avi Nimni, former police chief David Cohen and former Maariv editor, Nir Hefetz.

The main issues proposed were:

- Reduction of the two main leagues to 12 teams
- The creation of a reserve league
- A league manager will assigned
- The next chairman will have a term of 5 years and will be a public figure that has a proven administrative capacity and doesn´t have any connections with football team in the last two years.
- A complete reform in the IFA courts
- The National team coaches will be decided by a commitee and not exclusively by the chairman.

The intentions are to impliment these issues by the 2014/2015, while next season we would already have four teams relagating and only two promoting to complete the 12 team table.

So what do you guys think of the changes?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old October 18th, 2012, 21:15
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that they wont happen. its just a committee, like all the comittees in the past of our country, nothing will happen.
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would be good, i would also add two more issues...

-reducing the number of foreigners to just 3 per team, this way the clubs will have to buy better foreigners and at the same time will give more playing chance to Israelies.
-all teams must have at least one under-18 player (israeli of course) in the field playing, we have this law in Venezuela and u have seen how much the level of our NT has grown.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old October 19th, 2012, 04:53
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I don't like strict limits on foreign players, and here's my take. If Israel went down to 12 teams (which I support) and each had 3 foreigners, there'd be 36 non-Israelis at most, or practically an all-Israeli league. Sure, lots of Israelis would get a shot, but would they really improve? We all know that Israeli players tend to have particular weaknesses, and Israel won't do anything internationally until those weaknesses are addressed. Isolating Ligat Ha'al won't get it done.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old October 19th, 2012, 14:59 Thread Starter
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Guess my opinion goes right in between schnorrer and mk289. I agree when schnorrer says that the teams would think better in the foreigners they sign and not take any crap from the agents. Israeli players would receive better attention and they would become a commodoty aswell since most of the team would be of Israelis, therefore the clubs would pay better for the Israeli player who would stay in the country instead of playing in lower teams in less stronger or same level leagues.
The only problem is this becoming a bubble and inflating the wages.

On the other hand i also agree with mk289 point of view, our league hasn´t managed to attract many good foreigners in the last years. Reducing the number of foreigners and without making a solution to our youth we take a risk in reducing our competitiveness in European competitions for example. Unless the ideas of this commitee that is of organizing the youth system as whole really comes out of the pen.

The interesting point here is how these changes, if they eventually come through would affect the NT?
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Today the commitee mentioned above held its first meeting to the press and decided that Nir Hefetz will be its chairman to mediate the clubs demands towards to Israeli Football Association.

There will be an intial attempt from the leagues through this commitee to bring more funds and financial stability to the clubs and league.

In a second stage it will be discussed together with the IFA the matter of league reduction, foreigners per team, IFA courts, a unification from the NT sides among other issues.
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The Commitee has sat down today once again to discuss some changes in Israeli football and one of the proposals is regarding the Toto Cup. Many were the idea of extincting the competition, but the apparent solution given by some of the members is to revive the competition by giving it importance. The idea is to give the Toto Cup winner the chance to play against the league´s third place for a spot in Europe.
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