SOMETIMES, it feels as though football is on the road to self-destruction, that the ideas, formats and decisions being formulated are not necessarily made in the interests of the game as a whole, its future or sustainability. Notwithstanding the madcap decisions made around hosting World Cups, or the bloated and low quality concept of a 48-team competition, club football seems hell-bent on marginalising large segments of the European game. The European Club Association (ECA) has just hosted its general assembly in Amsterdam and some of the news coming out of that event should concern anyone who cares about the future of football across the continent. Just consider FIFA’s plans for a 24-team Club World Cup, which currently has little support from the ECA or…