Top English Clubs in talks to join FIFA European PL to replace UEFA CL | 27th October: Bartomeu says Barcelona have accepted to join it

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In the words of iago "I think I'm gonna have a heart attack and die from not surprise"
 

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So basically their previous plan to monetise the league more in their favour didnt work, so now they are taking their ball and going to europe essentially, to try the same plan there.
 

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feck that
 

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We barely do anything in the Premier League these days, do we think we're going to do anything good in a European Premier League? God i HATE these owners, greedy American capitalists
 

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Honestly us & Liverpool seem to be trying really hard at the minute to jointly take the "most despicable cnut of the year" award off COVID19.
 

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I'm against it. Sure, it would be great going up against Europe's best. But that is why we have the Champions League and Europa League. A Euro super league would only dilute the main European competitions.
 

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If I'm reading this right it's like a second European competition played in a league format. Sounds interesting TBH.
 

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So what we would be leaving the PL? What a farce. Think the club would lose a lot of fans if this goes through.
 

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Transparent as anything. Don't get their way for the revamp so they start leaking news of a European league to make the PL/FA/FL brick it.
 

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This is what happens when people don't understand their customers.

It reminds me of when Warner Bros decided to make Batman vs Superman. The thinking was clearly: 'People like Batman, people like Superman. Lets put them together it'll make a lot of money!' Only it didn't make a lot of money because the fans of those characters didn't feel the film made much sense.

The people who own the top clubs don't like football. So they don't understand how European competition is seen as an affirmation of status because its earned. Its a nod to a club's status because you work to get your seat at the table, its not handed to you. Its the result of something, not a glorified friendly competition. This tournament will never rival the Champions League because it doesn't prove anything other than you had a big enough brand to get invited when it started.
 
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If you read the article the only way this comes in is in place of the champions league.

Basically cutting out the minnows and having esch big club playing each other twice.

Sounds good, but after a year or 2 it'll become so dull.
 

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seeing no one is reading the article, no it wouldn't affect our participation in the premier league. this would basically replace the CL.
 

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Our clubs are really showing what having American owners is all about during Covid...
 

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The Premier League is so popular because it’s what fans follow the most. CL games are fine but PL is the bread and butter and the domestic games are what I feel the most attachment too.

If they were to go, I wouldn’t bother much with football anymore. It would all feel very hollow and strike a line though everything that came before.

As plastic as can be. Traditional and history are what makes a good sport like football great.
 

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So what we would be leaving the PL? What a farce. Think the club would lose a lot of fans if this goes through.
I think we'd be in both.

" Sources said that FIFA, football's world governing body, had been involved in developing the new format, which is expected to comprise up to 18 teams, and involve fixtures played during the regular European season. "

That's what I'm taking that to mean anyway.

It's shit really, just means the teams in this get to dominate their domestic divisions even more by having an even larger financial advantage over the teams not in it even if they do crap in this new competition.
 

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would be interesting as to whether there would be a relegation out and promotion into such a european premier league. i think it would need it.
 

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Its happening lads. Its took 3 decades, but finally the fans dont have a voice anymore. We've been priced out for years anyway, but this is like the final chapter in this being a peoples game. I'm sick to death of this sport. No romance or story in it anymore.
 

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like they get sick of the premier league with the same teams playing eachother?
But it's not like United play Chelsea or Liverpool every two weeks. And you usually face them twice minimum over a season.

There isn't much risk or reward in this format. It's hardly a league, just a glorified knockout competition that relies on the luck of the draw.
 

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Like many I wouldn’t watch it, just another way to put hundreds of millions of pounds in the Glazers pockets. No thank you.
 

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like they get sick of the premier league with the same teams playing eachother?
The difference is you can get relegated from the Premier League. There's a standard you have to reach to be part of it.

If this tournament is done purely based on 'how big is your club' what's the point? You don't actually have to be good to be in it.

They're trying to make it like the NFL or NBA where the franchise owners can just sit back and drink in the cash regardless of how s-t the teams they own are.
 

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Honestly us & Liverpool seem to be trying really hard at the minute to jointly take the "most despicable cnut of the year" award off COVID19.
This is being sold as a CL replacement but lets be honest, this is an attempt by the biggest clubs to create a European NFL system where it is a closed shop and then the owners can milk the profits to the detriment of the little clubs and the players as they would surely move to a salary cap. Glazers, FSG, Barca and Real have their fingerprints all over this.