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Looks like we are stuck with the Muppets from the EFL then .

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Even if it did happen, knowing our luck that would be the season we're relegated to div 1.

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He's referring to Phil Gartside who was the original proponent. 

 

That's not to say there won't be mutiny among the clubs. 

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Gartside wasn’t in favour of PL2.

He wanted to end relegation 

 

2 different things 

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15 minutes ago, sweetsheri said:

Gartside wasn’t in favour of PL2.

He wanted to end relegation 

 

2 different things 

 

he knew that Bolton could not cope without the premiership money, it showed as soon as they were relegated.

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Remember the PL and the EFL answer to their membership clubs.

 

Why would any PL club vote to lose their share of the tv money and give it to clubs in a PL2?

 

Gartside concerns were the financial problems facing any relegated club but parachute payments were brought in for that.

 

EFL clubs can’t decide to form a PL2...it must be agreed by the owners of the PL clubs and you would need to come up with a long list as to why it’s more beneficial to those clubs compared to now.

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1 minute ago, sheffsteel said:

 

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4 hours ago, casbahowl said:

The amount of people on here that hang on every word from Nixon and treat it as gospel is both remarkable & sad in equal measure!


God knows why they do, when we have such great local journalists with their finger on the pulse 

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3 minutes ago, torres said:


God knows why they do, when we have such great local journalists with their finger on the pulse 

 

 

And every other person on here is proper ITK

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5 hours ago, S36 OWL said:

Looks like we are stuck with the Muppets from the EFL then .

Because the the PL have really got their house in order. I just love their interpretation of VAR. 

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The real problem is that PL and the EFL are 2 separate organisations that treat each other like competitors. Money is the driver behind everything.
 

They have no interest in the bigger picture unless they have no choice. 

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8 minutes ago, Blue and white said:

If it is there is money to be made from having a premiership 2 then it will happen.


True....you would need to approach the owners of PL clubs who currently make 120 mill a year plus about 70 million in parachute (relegation protection) payments

 

Your business plan would need to convince the PL clubs that they will gain x, y and z if they allow the PL to increase from 20 clubs to 40 clubs, incorporating a new PL2 league.

 

The only possibility of a PL2 is if there’s a major re-organisation forced on the PL because the big 6 leave to join a European super league....can’t see it happening though.

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13 minutes ago, sheffsteel said:


True....you would need to approach the owners of PL clubs who currently make 120 mill a year plus about 70 million in parachute (relegation protection) payments

 

Your business plan would need to convince the PL clubs that they will gain x, y and z if they allow the PL to increase from 20 clubs to 40 clubs, incorporating a new PL2 league.

 

The only possibility of a PL2 is if there’s a major re-organisation forced on the PL because the big 6 leave to join a European super league....can’t see it happening though.

That's my point, it only happens if there is money to be made from introducing a pl2.

If it disadvantages anyone further up the food chain then it won't happen.

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12 hours ago, sheffsteel said:

The real problem is that PL and the EFL are 2 separate organisations that treat each other like competitors. Money is the driver behind everything.
 

They have no interest in the bigger picture unless they have no choice. 

This. Should be all run under the one banner and money filtered down accordingly

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The argument that will swing it will be the reduction of premier League to 18 clubs from 20 with a 20 team PL2 below.  

 

The big clubs will approve as it will give them less games and more opportunities abroad.  Rest I'll like it as more of a safety net in PL2

 

What's left of EFL will end up being semi professional as TV money will disappear. 

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The EFL would be fooked if enough Championship teams tried and successfully broke away from the rest. 

 

Only reasons they get any sort of TV deal is because of the Championship. 

 

A bit like the top European clubs/top PL clubs, the threat of a potential breakaway will probably be used to make those at the top of the EFL bend to the whims of the bigger Championship sides. 

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If a PL2 were to happen, it would probably just be the Prem split into 2

 

So the 'big' clubs wont have to play any of the plebby clubs ...

 

Leaving time for mid season breaks / trips to friendly tournaments in Qatar

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