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downendcity last won the day on November 12 2020

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    Deepest Fenland -where the locals have 6 fingers and could probably make a decent fist........of managing a championship club.
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  1. Thinking about this I'm finding myself torn. Do I want the authorities to find a way of stopping the ESL happening? Or might I prefer it to go ahead, but with football authorities to ban participating clubs from any ties to, or participation in the domestic leagues from which they came and players banned from UEFA or FIFA competitions? I'm increasingly finding myself drawn towards the latter.
  2. If Watneys Red Barrel did European Club competitions!
  3. Might be finding out very soon.....
  4. Ah, but that’s only if there’s not enough money in it for them. If there’s enough dosh on offer then you can bet that there can never be too many matches for their players.
  5. .... with us missing out - as usual!
  6. I presume you are thinking about fans being able to travel to away games in this new super league? I suspect that fans travelling to games was the very last thing on the minds of club owners ( that’s if it was ever on their minds!) when putting this new league together. The only things on their minds were money and control.
  7. The formation of some sort of “super league” has been mooted for some time now, but this seems different, with a feeling of finality about it. Yes, it might just be the big clubs posturing in order to gain further financial concessions from UEFA as far as the champions league is concerned, but the problem is that if UEFA do concede anything now ,how long will it be before they are fielding demands for further concessions from the very same clubs? Similarly, how long before the likes of Man City, Man U and the likes are making demands of the premier league or FA for more favourable treatm
  8. .... And has been since the formation of the Premier league. You reap what you sow!
  9. There’s a bitter irony about the Premier League being up in arms about clubs looking to maximise income by breaking away to form a new league!
  10. ....and kick the ladder away after they have clambered up into their new league. A move like this should carry jeopardy. For any club making a move to a super league there should be no ties to English football, so no second team being squirrelled into the premier league or EFL. I’d even go so far as to stop their academy, U18s and U 23 teams playing any English premier league or EFL equivalent teams. If these clubs are prepared to make a break with the established football structure in order to gain huge financial rewards, then make it a full break with the English football establish
  11. You can bet the PFA and every top agent will be able to give numerous reasons why it can’t be done!
  12. My comment was very much tongue in cheek sarcasm, as you were and are completely right - it was always only ever about money!
  13. You’re wrong Deve, that was about forming a new premier league that would be to the benefit of the England national team - well that’s the justification that was being trotted out by the great and good at the time.
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