Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas thinks English football should seriously consider following the Spanish model by allowing Premier League clubs to field "B" sides in the Football League - or even permitting the purchase of smaller rivals for use as feeder teams - to allow the Chelsea gaffer to get a trophy during his management.
"Yes of course one advantage would be the young prospects having the best possible chance of fulfilling their talent by playing regularly" said AVB.
The Portugeeser continued "Also, we would be among the favourites for the Johnstone Paints Trophy. I could lead a team out at Wembley and actually have a chance at winning a game. My chairman Roman (Abramovitch) doesn't understand football that well, so if i present him with silverware it doesn't matter if we beat Brentford instead of Barcelona"
Supporter Dave Mears, 39 from Plaistow East London, was enthusiastic of the idea "It means AVB can select a team with Fernando Torres in and the opposition don't piss themselves laughing".