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UEFA Superleague - 2023/24

Dec 13, 2017
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Good throw all the owners out or fine them 100s of millions instead!!!😡

The Premier League and the FA are adamant that rather than punish the clubs who entered the European Super League, stern action should be taken against the individuals who led them to the breakaway league #mulive [times]
 

woolly

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Now the big question will be which club will be the last man standing in the ESL. However it won't be the fans that win this despite what is being said. It is player power and the sponsors who are causing the whole thing to all fall apart. The owners have proven time after time that they don't care what the fans think all they care about is money. You can guarantee that they will find other methods to fleece the fans and to bleed the clubs for every penny they can.

This battle has been won but the war isn't over!
 

Tyton

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50+1...nuff said. Let's take up the bundesliga model where fans actually have a say in decisions like these.
never happen, who’s gonna pay for the fans share? The owners aren’t gonna handOver 2billion quids worth of shares.
Not willingly, but if goverment passes legislation that mandates new ownership structure, the owners would bend over pronto. Although worth pointing out that Barca and Real are fan owned and that didn't help them much.
 

Sherkey

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Not willingly, but if goverment passes legislation that mandates new ownership structure, the owners would bend over pronto. Although worth pointing out that Barca and Real are fan owned and that didn't help them much.
Barca and Real don't count, their policies are weird. Although officially a democracy, it is anything but in both of those clubs.
 
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Now the big question will be which club will be the last man standing in the ESL. However it won't be the fans that win this despite what is being said. It is player power and the sponsors who are causing the whole thing to all fall apart. The owners have proven time after time that they don't care what the fans think all they care about is money. You can guarantee that they will find other methods to fleece the fans and to bleed the clubs for every penny they can.

This battle has been won but the war isn't over!
The Spanish clubs will fight this to the death lol especially Perez and Madrid
 
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Two absolutely brilliant, bang on pieces I've just read that sums up ALL the hypocritical ***** who are as bad as each other-

“Its a mess, sky however have demonstrated their power in controlling football fans. Sky decimated the FA Cup and made exactly the same move as the 12 clubs did in 1992 with only one difference. The no relegation clause was the only difference, significant absolutely. A crazy and stupid clause. UEFA still get to take 45.45% annual profit from the 3.3 billion champions league pot alone, and give finalists fans 12k ticket's.

Football fans bought into Gary Nevillies Sky PR job, and tory sky control all football fans "yet again". Neville failed to tackle any of the route causes of why the clubs wanted this competition, outrageous players salaries, agents fees and so on. The breakaway clubs just had to abandon the stupid free entry and lifetime membership of the European League which then would have decimated greedy UEFA and simply replaced the champions league, just as the premiership replaced the 1st division in 1992.

Is one greed worse than the other greed?

English football fans think so, tory driven sky fooled everyone. The stupidity of all the Americans (FSG / Glazers) was to think they could have have this no relegation clause and have life time membership. Neville created hysteria to protect Tory Sky and all fans have bought into Neville, to my very limited knowledge only Simon Jordan spoke sensibly on this, with a broad overview of all issues. No doubt sky will ease subscriptions up and now be in a strong position to win the next champions league TV contract.

UEFA owe sky big time. Boris Johnson was out to protect Tory Sky owners and now a hero also with the "working man's football game". The bottom line is hysteria was created by the short-term outlook, when the bigger picture was to tackle all the greed. 400 grand a week now the new benchmark for player wages. Who pays for all of this?''
 
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This is even better.

AWESOME!

Milan ultras group Curva Sud released a statement that did not specifically condemn the Super League plan, but rather claimed the outrage is ‘hypocritical.

While fans at Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and others are all protesting angrily in the hours since the project was announced, Italian supporters have been relatively quiet.

Juventus fans hung up one banner outside the stadium complaining their history was being ‘bartered and commercialised,’ pointedly including an image of the old logo.

Milan supporters group Curva Sud released a different kind of statement that hit out at the world of football in general.

“Honestly, it makes us laugh to see all those people in the control room of football suddenly claim we fans are first and foremost.

“The Super League is just the latest in a long line of innumerable manoeuvres over decades that has made football into a business.

“The birth of this new competition would certainly be another shove to the football of old, which is by now a distant memory, and will inevitably obscure the tradition of the various national leagues, robbing football of the undeniable principle of sporting meritocracy.

“But the thing that most leaves us indignant is the hypocrisy of all those who contributed to making this sport nothing but a business, those who today stand up in name of the fans, but only because they saw their remunerative and seemingly untouchable project fall apart.

“Football did belong to the people until the 1990s, when the Champions League was born, destroying the old European Cup. From that moment, an unbreachable chasm has been created between the big and small clubs.

“Football did belong to the people even when nobody lifted a finger to stop the increase of ticket prices that was imposed by some Presidents.

“Football did belong to the people even when nobody stepped in to stop the rise of the super agents, who took player salaries to ever more astronomical figures, which could only be sustained with TV rights, the same TV companies that imposed increasingly chaotic fixture lists, with games on improbable days and kick-off times.

“Football did belong to the people even when rules were imposed to stop any rapport between the players and the fans.

“Football did belong to the people even when Supercoppa Finals were played on other continents or the dates of some games were changed a few days before kick-off, damaging those fans who had booked trains or planes to get to the stadium.

“Football did belong to the people even when some clubs were allowed to circumvent Financial Fair Play, while others with less influential Presidents were penalised.

“Football did belong to the people even when the World Cup was forced to Qatar in 2022, despite moving the entire calendar and disregarding human rights violations.

“We could list numerous other examples to show the absolute hypocrisy of the words we’re hearing from the football chiefs over the last 48 hours.

“The Super League is just the latest disgusting step, but those who took football to this point are no less grotesque, so save us these ludicrous performances of rhetoric and morality.

“Now that the money is running out, feel free to fight it out between yourselves, but don’t you dare name the fans. PIGS!''
 
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