You do realise our players fly chartered, and you do understand what that means ?Look at teams involved, will be long flights, time differences, coaches from airport to regional cities. I bet the average door to door journey in this vs CL is at least x3 longer. This must have a huge negative on a fatigued players ability to recover physically, broken sleep etc. Easy to scoff and say they are paid to cope, but it’s fine marginal gains in the top 8. If it’s a 5% reduction in recovery and well being that’s a huge barrier for PL
Almost guarantees we won’t be challenging for 4th
Regional cities in the main do actually have airports, just because there is not a direct scheduled flight from England to many of them does not mean they don't actually exist.
I will gladly take your bet (unless that was a figure of speech) that the trips do not take on average 3x as long, or even twice as long on average for the players.