I’d like to apologise for saying you were a shill for oil clubs. This madness is all still sinking in.I don't give a damn about City and PSG and I also won't make moronic points about Barcelona just to eventually admit that I'm talking through my backside. Barcelona almost bankrupted themselves out of stupidity, you admitted it yourself.
I've already mentioned that because they have not anyone to answer to. They can even play with 5 players each, have rules like no offsides or that ball must be a square. Maybe even play shirtless holding an egg on the head. They can do what they want because they don't have anyone to answer to. No rules. Nothing. Money rules.
bring on the multi ball?I've already mentioned that because they have not anyone to answer to. They can even play with 5 players each, have rules like no offsides or that ball must be a square. Maybe even play shirtless holding an egg on the head. They can do what they want because they don't have anyone to answer to. No rules. Nothing. Money rules.
They might even invite "fans" to controll a player for 5 minutes with a joystick or "be a manager for a game".
FIFA's relative silence suggests to me that as a minimum they're interested in testing the water. Their big money sooner is the WC and they want more. The obvious place to look it is at the money in there club game and the European club game in particular.The more I hear about this, the more I think FIFA are involved in this. They were linked to a new Super League last year.
FIFA have been talking about a World Champions League and they've been pushing for a World Cup every 2 years instead of 4.
Might be a power grab by FIFA to push Uefa out and replace the Champions League and European Championships.
Whats FIFA's stance on government interference in football?Looks like he's scared of government involvement most of all.
They obviously predicted fan backlash and UEFA throwing a strop and maybe trying to get clubs sanctioned or ban players, which they could fight in the courts.
But they cant fight the governments.
The status of this clubs as the big dogs is being threatened by clubs that spend more money than what they can or are willing to spend. With this the number of potential future fans and share of the total football money pie in the future is potentially reduced for these clubs, losing fans to the likes of city and psg if they start to be constant protagonists in the CL. With functional FFP rules this would likely not have happened.This would absolutely have happened regardless. Most of these clubs are run by businessmen looking at this as an investment with a need for a growing return. The only way to accomplish that, in their eyes, is to eventually do something like this, even if they succeed at some point it won't be enough and something else will come up because these are the corporate culture where enough is never enough.
It will be full Americanisation, like the NFL and NBA. There will be all kinds of gimmicks for the Americans with their short attention span: time outs, music during breaks in play, fireworks, half time singers.Closed league.. Shorter matches..
He is clearly trying to copy the IPL .
This decision was not made with any consideration for us fans. We don't matter. Neither does anything else for that matter. It's about money and nothing else.Not one single one of us wants to see the fecking franchise league played everywhere but our own stadiums or even this country.
I'm not so sure. I think fans of many clubs who have clung on this long would finally be pushed over the edge. The English/European game as we've always known it would be over. It would mean complete capitulation to the American franchise system. The only way we can stop it is for managers, players and fans to stand together against it.See you back here in 2 years time then!
Unfortunately the government and FA had the chance to listen to our fans about the shadiness of the Glazer's borrowing money to buy us and straddle us with the debt. They did nothing. From then on in the club has never belonged to the fans. The time to intervene was years ago. FFS Liverpool almost faced bankruptcy and they did nothing. Its too late to stop this now, they had the chance and they blew it.Okay, let's imagine for a minute that his ESL thing is scrapped because of government intervention (who would have thought that the Tories would "save" football) How do you even go about punishing the 12 if this doesn't come off?
Ban them from European competition for 3 years? Then they'll push harder than ever for the ESL
If you don't punish them, then that shows them they can get away with it.
Is it possible for the various governments to hold a stake in football clubs? Not necessarily an ownership, but government oversight perhaps? Where a club needs governmental approval before they make a decision like this? What we learn from this, if anything is that a football club isn't just a business. It belongs to the city and community. The history of Manchester United isn't just that the club won 21 league titles. No one person should be able to come and make sweeping changes like this.