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European Super League - Dead on arrival

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by milo, 18 Apr 2021.

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Les Howe

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    This I think is just opening moves in a longer battle!
     
  2. DubSpur

    DubSpur Ramon Vega

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    Wasn't insulting you, think you misinterperted my "stupid" comment, was meant that the auto-change is stupid.
     
  3. Legohamster

    Legohamster Johnny Morrison

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    It will expand to being bigger than the CL.

    If you automatically have 6 clubs from England and Spurs is the size of the club being invited, it’s going to be about 40 clubs.

    Anyone paying billions for that is going to want more games

    If it ends up being a league type system how many games are you going to end up playing? Can you get relegated?

    The PL will be stuffed with reserve team players.
     
  4. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    Part of the original proposal,and I believe a long term objective, is to have weekend evening games because it is peak time for TV and would command the most in rights.
     
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  5. ringo

    ringo Tim Sherwood

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    Either this is a negotiating position in order to get their own way re having the CL reorganised to their liking. (As opposed to EUFA's proposed revamp). Or, driven by the US owners' love of stability and guaranteed revenue streams, with no promotion/relegation ever, they are serious and it will destroy the current structure of the game as we know it.

    The players ought to have a long hard think though, salary caps will be next.
     
  6. nerdved

    nerdved Ilie Dumitrescu

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    1) No
    2) Certainly

    This abhorrent idea is purely financially motivated. Media/TV/capitalist horsebrick that should be laughed out of the room and never mentioned again.
     
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  7. AdamB

    AdamB Barry Daines

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    Ok, no problem. Didnt seem like you to do that
     
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  8. AdamB

    AdamB Barry Daines

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    I think there will be a negotiation around entry rights. Not sure where it will end up but my guess is the final position will be somewhere between this, and where we are now
     
  9. djp82

    djp82 Andy Sinton

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    I think Neville is spot on with his comments. It’s a Money grab and driven by pure greed.

    I’m disappointed in Mr Levy if he has signed us up and not surprised by it either.

    What right do we have to be in a European super league ? Delusion of grandeur springs to mind . We can’t even compete in our own league.
     
  10. Legohamster

    Legohamster Johnny Morrison

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    Problem is he works for Sky, who did the same to Help form the PL on the promise of more money.
     
  11. Crab.C.Nesbitt

    Crab.C.Nesbitt Luke Young

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    Not even opening moves, you know this idea has been bouncing around in various forms for a long time.

    I hate the idea but it's starting to feel almost inevitable I which case the question becomes whether it is better to get in at the ground floor or hope it dies a death. Don't know the answer to that but my preference would be to fight it.

    fudge this greed.
     
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  12. AdamB

    AdamB Barry Daines

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    Look at it this way - this announcement would have happened with us or without us.

    And given the sums involved, there is no way you'd want to be on the outside
     
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  13. djp82

    djp82 Andy Sinton

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    Yes that’s very true. He’s still not wrong tho. Even if he has benefited from it.
     
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  14. djp82

    djp82 Andy Sinton

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    That’s the problem the sums involved , pure money business. I love watching football of all forms. But this feels soulless
     
  15. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    It's about trying to recover money lost to Covid.
     
  16. AdamB

    AdamB Barry Daines

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    I think if this ESL in some amended format replaces the CL, and we stay in the PL, I'm not sure it'll feel that different
     
  17. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    They don't want the smaller teams in it and they want guaranteed participation for the founder members. That's a huge difference.
     
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  18. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Except that we wouldn’t care much about top 4 any more.
     
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  19. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Covid has accelerated something which has been brewing for ages, and which required significant political skill from UEFA to avoid. They lack that skill.
     
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  20. AdamB

    AdamB Barry Daines

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    my post said 'in some amended format' - that would be one of the key aspects which UEFA etc would push on. Maybe it expands to 30 teams of which 19 qualify? I dont know but clearly that would be the most sensitive aspect which people would want changed
     

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