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Why the Premier League Would Be Better with 16 Teams | World Soccer Talk

While a number of suggestions have been debated, one has not and probably will not, although it may make the most overall sense. There is a way to build a winter break into the schedule as well as create more time for other tournaments throughout the season, in addition to accomplishing the goals stated above. However, because there is so much money tied into playing in the Premier League — and hosting 19 home matches — this suggestion probably will never be taken seriously.  Yet when you stop and think about it, the idea actually could work.

I speak, of course, about shrinking the top flight of the English soccer pyramid from 20 to 16 teams.

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