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European Super league

Postby pembsexile » November 3rd, 2018, 8:56 am

Disturbing news on the BBC this morning. Apparently there have been secret negotiations between the European super clubs to form a European league allegedly starting in 2021. I suppose we should have seen it coming. More money for the already cash rich elite. Look after number 1 eh?

Before anyone suggests that this has nothing to do with the County, ask yourself why they are doing it. Money, money, money. The cash will stay within the elite helping to fund transfers. The top players will be on board and so, obviously will the agents. The TV companies will love it and so will the fans of the top clubs.

I fear for the long term future of the smaller clubs all over Europe. We don't know the financial details yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the lower league clubs will get the dregs of any financial deal.
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Postby newgroundrodney » November 3rd, 2018, 10:41 am

How many English teams will join it?.... is it only open the the teams at the very top of the premier?
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Postby excessbee » November 3rd, 2018, 10:49 am

If it is an either/or between a European league and the Premier league I'm not so sure the attending fans would prefer the former. However, the armchair TV 'fans' will love it. They still won't have to go further than the front room.
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Postby newgroundrodney » November 3rd, 2018, 10:53 am

excessbee wrote:If it is an either/or between a European league and the Premier league I'm not so sure the attending fans would prefer the former. However, the armchair TV 'fans' will love it. They still won't have to go further than the front room.


It seems it's something that'll replace The Champions' League.......so not really a league at all then, cos I'm assuming they'll still be part of the EPL too.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » November 3rd, 2018, 11:14 am

Football at the highest level is a circus. By that I mean not that it's a joke but that top players move around and the game is run on a basis where players move around. The reality is a European super league is inevitable.

There is question outstanding. Will it have promotion and relegation or will it be a franchised operation? If the former then it is merely a development of what we have now. If the latter it will be the end of football as we know it.

The reason being that without promotion being possible, you take away the dream, however unlikely, of your team playing at the top level.
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Postby newgroundrodney » November 3rd, 2018, 11:20 am

Stan A. Einstein wrote:Football at the highest level is a circus. By that I mean not that it's a joke but that top players move around and the game is run on a basis where players move around. The reality is a European super league is inevitable.

There is question outstanding. Will it have promotion and relegation or will it be a franchised operation? If the former then it is merely a development of what we have now. If the latter it will be the end of football as we know it.

The reason being that without promotion being possible, you take away the dream, however unlikely, of your team playing at the top level.


Couldn't we just readjust the divisions though, by promoting extra teams up to the top flight to replace those that leave?....then knock it on down through the rest of the Pyramid, perhaps promoting extra teams up from the National League, giving some clubs a chance of EFL football, where perhaps they may never have reached it under the current structure.
Then we'd have a new big 5 clubs in the EPL to replace the ones who left, who the EPL could tell, "if you leave, you leave for good"...
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Postby pembsexile » November 3rd, 2018, 11:25 am

newgroundrodney wrote:How many English teams will join it?.... is it only open the the teams at the very top of the premier?


According to the BBC, 7 elite European clubs including Arsenal and Man Utd went behind UEFA back to set it up. They were then joined by another 4 including Liverpool to make a founding 11. Then they added another 5 including Man City and Chelsea to make a super 16. These clubs will have the guarantee of no relegation for 20 years! Most of the clubs are either saying 'no comment' or denying it.

Yes, it is inevitable, but it still stinks. If ever proof was needed of the saying 'money talks' this is it.
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Postby lowandhard » November 3rd, 2018, 11:26 am

newgroundrodney wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:Football at the highest level is a circus. By that I mean not that it's a joke but that top players move around and the game is run on a basis where players move around. The reality is a European super league is inevitable.

There is question outstanding. Will it have promotion and relegation or will it be a franchised operation? If the former then it is merely a development of what we have now. If the latter it will be the end of football as we know it.

The reason being that without promotion being possible, you take away the dream, however unlikely, of your team playing at the top level.


Couldn't we just readjust the divisions though, by promoting extra teams up to the top flight to replace those that leave?....then knock it on down through the rest of the Pyramid, perhaps promoting extra teams up from the National League, giving some clubs a chance of EFL football, where perhaps they may never have reached it under the current structure.
Then we'd have a new big 5 clubs in the EPL to replace the ones who left, who the EPL could tell, "if you leave, you leave for good"...


.....and that should be the sanction as well as exclusion from all domestic cup competitions, if that doesn’t occur the cups should be boycotted.
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Postby Amberexile » November 3rd, 2018, 12:04 pm

The Premier League came about as a compromise by the FA and Football League when elite clubs were discussing something similar previously.
The cricket authorities saw off the Packer circus in quick order.
It will be interesting to see what happens next.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » November 3rd, 2018, 12:22 pm

lowandhard wrote:
.....and that should be the sanction as well as exclusion from all domestic cup competitions, if that doesn’t occur the cups should be boycotted.


I don't disagree but I doubt they would care. As my mate Zimmo says 'Money doesn't talk, it screams'.
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Re: European Super league

Postby pembsexile » November 3rd, 2018, 12:32 pm

pembsexile wrote:
newgroundrodney wrote:How many English teams will join it?.... is it only open the the teams at the very top of the premier?


According to the BBC, 7 elite European clubs including Arsenal and Man Utd went behind UEFA back to set it up. They were then joined by another 4 including Liverpool to make a founding 11. Then they added another 5 including Man City and Chelsea to make a super 16. These clubs will have the guarantee of no relegation for 20 years! Most of the clubs are either saying 'no comment' or denying it.

Yes, it is inevitable, but it still stinks. If ever proof was needed of the saying 'money talks' this is it.

Edit - after reading what Stan' mate Zimmo has said, I should have said 'money screams' :grin:
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » November 3rd, 2018, 12:38 pm

pembsexile wrote:
pembsexile wrote:
newgroundrodney wrote:How many English teams will join it?.... is it only open the the teams at the very top of the premier?


According to the BBC, 7 elite European clubs including Arsenal and Man Utd went behind UEFA back to set it up. They were then joined by another 4 including Liverpool to make a founding 11. Then they added another 5 including Man City and Chelsea to make a super 16. These clubs will have the guarantee of no relegation for 20 years! Most of the clubs are either saying 'no comment' or denying it.

Yes, it is inevitable, but it still stinks. If ever proof was needed of the saying 'money talks' this is it.

Edit - after reading what Stan' mate Zimmo has said, I should have said 'money screams' :grin:


Come to think of it he also said something about where the answer was to be found, buggered if I can remember what. :grin:
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Re: European Super league

Postby DT1892 » November 3rd, 2018, 1:06 pm

Let them go. But just hope the FA have the balls to ban them from all domestic competition and tell them if they wish to return, they have to start from the bottom.

Only real worry is something like this might push the EFL into allowing B teams for the clubs that do leave.
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Re: European Super league

Postby George Street-Bridge » November 3rd, 2018, 1:48 pm

Who's going to be left to compete with Spurs? :lol:
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Re: European Super league

Postby Stan A. Einstein » November 3rd, 2018, 1:51 pm

George Street-Bridge wrote:Who's going to be left to compete with Spurs? :lol:


I don't know. But I do know that Spurs will find someone to pip them to the title. :grin:
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