Man City have binned it, Chelsea to follow.
Probably Spurs next - Brit owned.
The other three are spam owned.
But I understand you have problems
But what if the 51% of fans are from the Far East and want this super league ?Watching Sky sports last night and listening to the pundits. Two things struck me. One is the point Graeme Souness made about the fact that the 175 page contract for the ESL which all the owners signed was not drawn up over night. It would have taken months (especially with Yank lawyers involved) which means that the owners kept the clubs in the dark whilst plotting behind their backs. There is no way back from that and the fans will continue to press for resignations. Hopefully it will cost the individuals a few million in breaking contract clauses.
The second is how eloquently and passionately Gary Neville spoke about the whole thing, especially the need to reform the laws about ownership etc. There will be alot of naval gazing by the FA and UEFA in the next year or so and I can see the likes of Neville at the forefront of the negotiations.
There would appear to be a window of opportunity to completely overhaul football for the better. Maybe go down the German route of 51% fan ownership, with maybe wage caps which can allow clubs to reduce ticket pricing.
I'm not holding my breath, but there is a chance some good could come out of this.
That's a huge difference, I read that in the Premier the TV cash is divided up with the top getting 9x more than the bottom team. In La Liga it's more like 40x.Come on football is always open to abuse, just look the the money Barcelona and RM get, then look at how much the others in the league get.
And Real Madrid are finacially in trouble. This was his way of guaranteeing RM's future. I hope he gets personally stung by this attempt to screw yet more money for his vanity project.But the driving force of this Super League comes from Madrid's President Florentino Perez who has huge a economic empire and the ear of the establishment.
Exactly. Agree with that. Also over the last few years RM hasn't been playing the quality of football that he dreams of. The other day they beat Barça by playing like a lesser team. Bus parked and hope to score on the break. If Barça hadn't had an off day they wouldn't have lost.And Real Madrid are finacially in trouble. This was his way of guaranteeing RM's future. I hope he gets personally stung by this attempt to screw yet more money for his vanity project.
The past several days has been dominated by alarming Barcelona news of the club’s precarious financial position and rising club debt. Now we also know the financial figures at Real Madrid which show a concerning rise in the club’s debts, although not to the same extent as the Blaugrana. Read...www.football-espana.net
Unless Perez is telling the truth and Madrid's debts are much lower than anybody outside the club estimates, big decisions will be needed to ensure the club evade a period of financial crisis at the Bernabeu in coming years.
Perez couldn't give a stuff about saving football, just Real Madrid.
Depends on how far back, as well as who you consider a spanish Leicester. Deportivo La Caruna won the league in 2000. Valencia also won it twice in the 2000s.The Perez interview a couple of days ago when he said he wanted to "save football" was very telling. In it he said that Real Madrid and Barca were losing fans and more importantly viewers beacause they didn't have the quality of matches, week in week out.
Basically the two biggest clubs in Spain have ruined the Spannish league by knicking all the money for stupid player wages. They have even had government help in achieving this. So now the Spannish league is uncompetetive and boring to watch. The Spannish equivalent of Leicester will never achieve anything.
Perez thought that he could continue down this route by stealing the best clubs from other leagues.