BREAKING: United & Liverpool want to form a European Premier League backed by FIFA, is this the end of football?
Billionaires have officially killed the game, hopefully we can rebuild a true system again from the ashes.
- Blue noseLv 51 month ago
No, because I don't think they will do it!
- Anonymous1 month ago
Can't see it happening. For starters I can't see supporters travelling to Europe all the time for away matches and even if they put games on pay per view there's no point in subscribing to it if your team aren't playing in that league.
- MR ANFIELD ACESLv 41 month ago
lol what a load of old rubbish
nobody will create a european premire league at least not for another 20 years ^_^
by which time all of you will be very old lol
- 1 month ago
i think it would be a good idea.
those who are the elite deserve to breakaway and form a super league of some sort in which only they can play in.
also the super elite clubs wouldn't be exposed to ani football tactics that see key players injured and out for an entire season because elite clubs play proper football and don't resort to those low class tactics.
it will improve the quality of football for the elite teams as they are focusing on competing against each other not the likes of west ham, arsenal, burnley or everton.
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- AdamLv 61 month ago
This is not a new concept. European super League has been talked about since the invention of the champions League. Also the big teams only looking out for themselves has always been the case. When the football league was founded, the big teams argued that gate receipts should not be split and only home teams should keep the money. The fa cup still works on the split model. The premier League was founded because the big teams wanted more money.
Very little will change
- 1 month ago
I know that this is hard to understand, but this subject is brought up every 5-6 years by whatever teams are in dominant form.
A decade ago, it was Chelsea, United, Arsenal and 1-2 other clubs (Man City hadn't developed into Petro State Trust Fund FC yet). Before that, it was United, Arsenal, and a few other clubs making noises. When the Premier League formed and the Champions League started out in its current form, everyone thought this was the end of the world. That was 26 years ago.
Pay TV? End of the world.
The Bosman ruling? End of the world.
And so on.
The other popular parlour game going on in British football circles is someone will ask 'why not allow Celtic and Rangers to join the Premier League' which of course follows with the high-minded debate the Internet is known for, and then the Old Firm start slinging their special brand of hate at each other.
Yes, money is ruining football. The same thing was written back in the 1950's, and EVERY SUBSEQUENT DECADE. When the first player earned more than 100 pounds per week. The first 100K transfer. The first 500 pounds/week wage. The first 500K transfer. The first 1000 pounds/week wage. And so on.
"Oi, I can remember when we could go to the football for 10 shillings/2 pounds/5 pounds...etc." Sure- I can remember petrol costing less than 50 cents a litre at the Esso. Things cost more today than they did 50-70 years ago.
- StiltyLv 41 month ago
We don't need to rebuild. All we need to do is force them to leave the league if they want to participate, once we're rid of the scum clubs it will be a proper league again. It will recover because nobody will watch the ESL, you think these glory hunters will stand by the teams finishing near the bottom? lmao.
- 1 month ago
It's quite clear the big 6 don't like the fact they actually have to qualify for the CL, this seems like another scheme to keep them in the top competition regardless of where they finish in the league.
- Anonymous1 month ago
What's the point of it? The Champions League is very successful. An exclusive league would be bad for the game at lower levels. ALL European fans should unite against it, if the idea develops. What comes after that. a World league?
- bouncer bobtailLv 71 month ago
No it must be posturing for something else.
FIFA officials will say they back anything that someone will pay them for. It means little. A potential secured bank loan also means squat. Any bank will lend you money for anything, if you have enough assets to cover the debt. The rest of the Premiership would immediately kick out any rouge clubs and EUFA would continue with a more interesting rival European Tournament. Any breakaway league would soon be squeezed into oblivion. The United and Liverpool owners must know this, so they must have some other softer agenda that they are hiding.
Government intervention is also a very strong possibility. Any club in a closed league will immediately find themselves hit by all sorts of extra legal obligations, legal challenges and costs. At the moment football clubs are not subjected to normal business rules.
Jurgen Klopp highlighted that EUFA are continuously putting extra strain on top flight clubs by adding extras fixtures with no warning. This silly proposal might be a way of saying to EUFA that clubs need to be more involved in any future EUFA plans. I think that the EFL cup should be renamed and clubs playing in Europe should be excluded from it. Reducing the size of the Premiership also seem inevitable.