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https://news.sky.com/story/top-english-clubs-in-bombshell-talks-to-join-european-premier-league-12109175
 

Could this benefit Wednesday in the long run as we might be invited to make up the numbers in the Premier if the other clubs call the top six's bluff (straw grasping)?  

 

Surely fans wouldn't go for a European league especially if it was played at the weekend, fans want to beat their rivals from down the road.  Can only see this having a short shelf life.

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7 minutes ago, striker said:

Bye, I'd go further and let them out of the PL altogether.

 

The 'big 6' tried to buy more control, that didn't work so now threatening to take their ball home and start a new invitation only competition to exert more control over the rest of the cannon fodder teams in the PL.

 

 

 

It stinks top to bottom. Sport and fans mean nothing anymore. Billionaires making even more money is the only thing that matters. And we all have to stand by while TV companies big it up and sell it to the numptys who buy into it. 

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The funny thing is, people assume these top clubs will be happy once they get their breakaway or a bigger say in the running of the domestic game. 

 

It won't. 

 

Give it 5 years and some within the European elite (Real, Barca, Liverpool, Man U etc.,) will have determined that they are the main draw to the super league in terms of revenue, tv viewership and so forth. Before you know it, they'll be demanding a bigger cut of any tv deal or threatening to form a further breakaway league if they don't get their way. 

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It’s inevitable that this would eventually happen. People always go on about the PL being the best league in the world when in reality nobody wants to watch Burnley v Brighton or Sheffield United v Fulham. The draw for the foreign audience is always the top 6 and they all know it

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3 minutes ago, Django said:

It’s inevitable that this would eventually happen. People always go on about the PL being the best league in the world when in reality nobody wants to watch Burnley v Brighton or Sheffield United v Fulham. The draw for the foreign audience is always the top 6 and they all know it

Pretty much. 

 

A monster was created back in 1992. I suppose we have to accept a portion of responsibility seeing as we were one of the original 22, but still. 

 

Essentially, the PL (combined with Europe) has created a cartel of clubs at the top who consider themselves to be bigger than the game in this country and elsewhere. 

 

In all honesty, I think they overestimate how exciting a super league will be, particularly if there is nothing in the way of relegation. The same teams playing each other again and again, over the course of 9 or so months. 

 

Sounds great at first, boring after a while. 

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56 minutes ago, nbupperthongowl said:

Hopefully man utd (not a top 6 team) and the rest of the Johnny come lately's like Chelsea go for this TV based league, it fails and when they come grovelling back they are put in league 2 with the wages cap....if Carlsberg....

Agreed. Let 'em feck off to play moneyball and the real teams play football.

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