The Pepsi League - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Pepsi League

Published October 2, 2019

Valur Grettisson

The sore losers in FC Valur want to extend the football season in Iceland, but it’s around five months today. In a statement sent to Visir.is, amongst others, the club said that they want the same system as in Denmark, where the six highest-ranked teams in the league play internally while the six bottom teams do the same to avoid falling down to the second league.

To do this, Valur proposes that the season should be longer, and it would gain from it because better teams would put up a better show and play some “real games”, as they so modestly put it. They also point out that team members are on the payroll for up to 12 months every year, so they would get more out of their gladiators with this system. So their suggestion is that the Pepsi League start at the beginning of April and end around the 10th of October.

Valur is in fifth place now, so they would barely qualify for the super round. Valur’s supporters are very disappointed with how the season ended, but FC KR is crushing their opponents and have a seven-point lead on Breiðablik, who are currently in second place in the Pepsi League.

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