Cam, I couldn't agree more. It (just like the EPL) is money obsessed and a pale imitation of the way it used to be.
Bring back the European Cup, UEFA Cup and Cup Winners Cup, respectively. For the Cup Winners Cup, in particular, it was a great chance for my beloved Saints and other less successful teams to get a bite at the cherry. Happy days.
When the likes of the Lisbon Lions won in '67 it was, in my theory, even more of an achievement as it was a knockout tournament.
Fast forward to now and Celtic win one game and get into the Europa League, Dortmund too and they didn't win a fucking game. Farcical.
I started a thread "Football started before 1992" which covered all this