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Don Diaz

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As everyone has probably heard by now, there are potential plans to start a European Super League in 2021, owned by the clubs that are forming it. This would in theory further increase their wealth exponentially. There are articles all over the Internet, one the better ones is in Der Spiegel, and also an overview in the Guardian.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/
https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...lsea-manchester-city-united-arsenal-liverpool

We're not involved at present or possibly in the future. Are we bothered? Is this the start of football turning into NFL style franchises with no promotion or relegation and the smaller clubs just going out of business.? Maybe with the increasing foreign ownership we're already halfway there. OR is it a Kerry packer style takeover, where the biggest clubs just get wealthier short term but no-one is really interested in seeing Liverpool play Roma or AC Milan, on a weekly basis.

Greed will kill the game we all love, if it hasn't already done so.
 
skiathospurs

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As everyone has probably heard by now, there are potential plans to start a European Super League in 2021, owned by the clubs that are forming it. This would in theory further increase their wealth exponentially. There are articles all over the Internet, one the better ones is in Der Spiegel, and also an overview in the Guardian.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/
https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...lsea-manchester-city-united-arsenal-liverpool

We're not involved at present or possibly in the future. Are we bothered? Is this the start of football turning into NFL style franchises with no promotion or relegation and the smaller clubs just going out of business.? Maybe with the increasing foreign ownership we're already halfway there. OR is it a Kerry packer style takeover, where the biggest clubs just get wealthier short term but no-one is really interested in seeing Liverpool play Roma or AC Milan, on a weekly basis.

Greed will kill the game we all love, if it hasn't already done so.
Wont happen no matter how many american/middle eastern owners the clubs amass.Maybe on the continent,but not in england IMO.Imagine chelsea fans being asked to not have derbies with spurs,west ham,fulham for example.no lazio derby for roma,no mersyside derby,Its a good idea for TV viewing,but fans in the stadium wont buy into it.How would domestic and european competitons work?surely clubs wouldnt be allowed to compete if they break from the FA?.Apparently in germany the law would effectively mean all bayern players would be out of contract and could leave for nothing.Too many problems,especially with brexit thrown in.
Just cant see the interest for viewers in what basically will be a season of friendlies for nearly all clubs involved.
 
Don Diaz

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Wont happen no matter how many american/middle eastern owners the clubs amass.Maybe on the continent,but not in england IMO.Imagine chelsea fans being asked to not have derbies with spurs,west ham,fulham for example.no lazio derby for roma,no mersyside derby,Its a good idea for TV viewing,but fans in the stadium wont buy into it.How would domestic and european competitons work?surely clubs wouldnt be allowed to compete if they break from the FA?.Apparently in germany the law would effectively mean all bayern players would be out of contract and could leave for nothing.Too many problems,especially with brexit thrown in.
Just cant see the interest for viewers in what basically will be a season of friendlies for nearly all clubs involved.
Yeah it's akin to Kerry Packers Cricket 'circus' which is a good word for it. If something like it does go ahead and whether or not Spurs are involved, I won't be. At least I won't really be much more excited than I am watching NFL at the moment..........and if you're a Raiders fan it's not very exciting at all.
 
TettenhallHotspur

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The thought of Spurs in a European Superleague is about as exciting as the intertoto cup. Wouldn't the supporters of all the "giants" agree?

Seems like a massive risk for any Premier League club to give up the revenues and demand that comes with playing in the biggest league in the world. It could ruin them as much as the Prem. How we'd laugh when they came crawling back asking to be allowed back in, and were made to work their way up from the national League.
 
Don Diaz

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It's also another example of the fans not being important enough anymore. They'll just rake in all the TV deals and sponsorship whilst peole sit at home and watch on TV. I'd go and support Wycombe Wanderers instead.
 
skiathospurs

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The thought of Spurs in a European Superleague is about as exciting as the intertoto cup. Wouldn't the supporters of all the "giants" agree?

Seems like a massive risk for any Premier League club to give up the revenues and demand that comes with playing in the biggest league in the world. It could ruin them as much as the Prem. How we'd laugh when they came crawling back asking to be allowed back in, and were made to work their way up from the national League.
I think it would ruin the clubs more.the PL would carry on plenty of ex-big clubs to come back in leeds,both sheff clubs,villa.Once they are out they are out,cant just relegate teams so that a big club can replace them,can you??;)I mean its not like its happened before;);)
How sweet as spurs chairman to be able to blackball arsenals return and finally get our own back.
 
Yid

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We'd be involved if it happened.... NFL pitch, franchise at the ground.... course we'd be involved.

I however would have no part of the shit. I'd fuck footy off in its entirety.
 
skiathospurs

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https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46097389

A breakaway European Super League would harm the culture of English football, says a senior UK government source.

German publication Der Spiegel has alleged top European clubs held secret talks to create a such a league in 2021.

The newspaper says leaked documents reveal clubs discussed leaving their national leagues and football associations.

The UK government would oppose any such European Super League.

According to the source, the government was unaware of any talks between the continent's top clubs until Der Spiegel's claims emerged.

It is also thought the Premier League was not aware of any discussions.

However, it would not be possible to prevent the clubs proceeding with such a plan, according to the source, who believes football fans would oppose the move.

Football Supporters' Federation chair Malcolm Clarke said: "Yet again there is a far-reaching proposal being drawn up by big clubs whose primary interest is making as much money as possible without any consultation with fans at club, national or European level.

"Without fans, those clubs are nothing.

"We challenge the five English clubs reported to be involved to properly consult their own supporters and the FSF. We think those fans will reject the idea but there is only one way to find out - ask them."

Der Spiegel listed Real Madrid, AC Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United as the seven clubs pushing the idea forward but suggested that others, including, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool would enjoy protected status and not face relegation.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have denied the allegations while Manchester United declined to comment.

BBC Sport has contacted the other five 'founder' clubs for a response.
 
Dorset

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And that is the end of that... u less they make it a vets league.... I'd pay to watch a spurs vets side...!!!
That Irish bloke on the telly wot fixes the dogs and stuff is good, but is he is good as James Herriot though and can either of them play football?
 

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