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11 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Haha.

1. PL don’t want to share their money with any more clubs

2. Big, fashionable clubs with global market presence PL don’t really want to share it with the unfashionable teams in their own league

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That's more like it.

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12 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Haha.

1. PL don’t want to share their money with any more clubs

2. PL don’t really want to share it with the unfashionable teams in their own league

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Agreed- what's the incentive for the PL to spread the wealth further? I keep hearing of PL 2 or it comes up every so often, but there's a theory that TV rights are approaching peak value. If that's the case, PL definitely wouldn't want a PL 2!

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Finances in football aren't my strong point but it's not a good article I don't think. The article doesn't really do much to support it's argument that it'd reduce the financial gap between the championship and premier league and money within the game would be distributed more evenly.  There's no research in that article regarding TV money or the likes of FFP or parachute payments. Ground sharing and making L2 part-time is going to annoy a lot of readers too. Surely making L2 clubs part time for this would kill off clubs and therefore fan bases, careers at that level etc. 

 

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Reading that, assuming promotion to PL2 for League 1 clubs, doesn't this just shift the financial chasm from promotion to PL1, on to promotion to PL2? Given the already quite large gap between L1 and the Championship, both in standard and finance, doesn't this plan just pass the problem on to even smaller clubs?

A high % of current Championship clubs bounce back post relegation to L1 now, surely this would make it even more of a 'closed shop'? 

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Everything about the game today smacks of football being prepared to kill the goose that laid the golden egg as clubs. in their attempts to improve their lot and share of the money in the game, are prepared to dismantle everything that made the game great in the first place.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Seneca the Younger said:

This reads like a guy that doesn't follow football 

It was actually written by a woman but that shouldn't detract from its lack of journalism.

Football is eating itself, the FA are yet again to blame for selling its most marketable asset to the highest bidder that is now an animal out of control...

 

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Louise Taylor has been the Guardian's reporter in the North East for a long time.

Knows her stuff.

Not sure I agree with her though. Heavy whiff of the entitlement of fans of Newcastle, Leeds, Sunderland and Boro to a permanent existence on the sunlit uplands, no matter how poorly run. And not a mention of us!

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This comes down to a lot of Championship chairman believing the EFL's deal with Sky was vastly undervalued.

In terms of the domestic TV deals, The Premier League gets £1.7b pa, whereas the EFL is £120m pa. From all of this, each L2 club gets around £1m, L1 get £1.7m, Championship £7.5m and Prem £100-150m [rough estimates]

Average viewing figures on Sky are over 300k in the Championship, with the odd game getting close to 500k. Premier League games average 1.5m, but have been lower than 500k on a number of occasions, balanced out by topping 3m for a couple of games over the past decade.

There's also the 5 year deal which limits the 3 divisions when technology is quickly advancing, which will leave us trailing further behind.

One league being advertised considerably more than the other, resulting in the equivalent to 4 times as many viewers per game, but receiving almost 17 times more money (exc parachute payments). See why there's talk of a split from the EFL?

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All the usual garbage, focussing solely on money in the short term and ignoring what makes English football so appealing. I don’t suppose that clubs living within their means might be an option, rather than destroying the lower levels in search of a few extra pounds.

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