I am hearing that Man City may have pulled out. They weren’t up for it initially, got talked round by the others and now seen the backlash have changed their minds. Interesting how short lived this partnership was if this is true!
Post by Sudell, Sudell give us a wave on Apr 20, 2021 16:52:47 GMT
The game of football fractured 30 years ago with the introduction of the Premier league, there's been a few wobbles along the way for the 'big boys' not least when Leicester and dare I say Blackburn won the league but slowly and surely the wealthiest have manipulated their way to this point of domination. They should be reminded that football is the product not Manure, Chelski etc but of course we know it's not as they've steadily built their global empires. They may of course be copying politicians by publishing the worst case scenario to test the water and come back with a watered down version and everyone will think 'oh that's not that bad' and accept it. Will it benefit PNE, no because the premiership never did. Football is rotten to the core!
Post by Phantom Winger on Apr 20, 2021 19:59:38 GMT
Chelsea expected to withdraw too.
"To dictate the pace and course of a game, a player has to be blessed with awesome qualities. Those who have accomplished it on a regular basis can be counted on the fingers of one hand – Pelé, Maradona, Best, Di Stefano, and Tom Finney"
Post by Sudell, Sudell give us a wave on Apr 21, 2021 10:27:16 GMT
Now that the self proclaimed 'big six' have cowardly backed down due to the negative media impact isn't there now a massive case of all concerned collectively of bringing the game in to disrepute? If so I'd suggest they all receive a big points deduction starting immediately, I know it won't happen as they're too powerful but the powers that be should make an example and show some guts.
I’m a bit disappointed it didn’t go ahead, I think taking away the big 6 would have reset football finance and actually made it more competitive for the rest. I’d have been happy enough attending the odd England international, the odd Arsenal (my settee team) ESL game- generally supporting both from my settee or the pub on tv and having North End as my true club paying players a more comprehensible understandable wage.
Be interested to see if they have got to pay any comps for contracts signed
Rumours are that UEFA offered the PL clubs big money to back out. Spainish and Italian clubs offered nowt!
My takeaway from all this is that there will be a "Super League" or some sort reform of European competition in the future. The current model does not suit the main protagonists and whilst there are people with serious money ready to finance these things then it will not go away.