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1 Posted 28/10/2020 at 22:16:54
2 Posted 29/10/2020 at 00:23:48
I'm afraid that they will probably succeed as they will have greased the palms of anybody who can stand in their way, ie, the Government.
3 Posted 29/10/2020 at 16:35:14
4 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:05:19
I looked at that a couple of times, thinking... "Hmm, is Phil really meaning that as some form of despicableness of which I am unaware?"
I did have to check the definition to make sure. I think he must have been looking for something a little stronger.
5 Posted 29/10/2020 at 17:44:26
6 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:36:08
Obviously the FA has been aware of the threats of Manchester United and Liverpool to restructure the share out of TV money etc and it explains why the lap-dog approach of the FA towards those two clubs for the last two decades has diluted its power to govern for the good of the game.
I actually believe that, post-pandemic, we'll see a Premier League One and Two, with a European Super League alongside it, which will be very difficult if not impossible to access. I also believe that it will only be a matter of time until this 'super league' will occupy the weekend TV schedules and the domestic matches will mostly be played on weekdays.
It was such a clear story, the big bad US billionaires backroom plotting with Parry, the original Premier League breakaway architect, to carve up English football to their own advantage, the redistribution to the EFL mostly viewed with total cynicism. The reality turned out to be that the FA chairman initiated and worked on the plans throughout, then sprinted away when they leaked, leaving his invitees to be attacked. That was where our most senior English football man ended up, with his “Big Picture” bid to reclaim the game and the “moral authority” of its historic governing body.
7 Posted 29/10/2020 at 23:59:01
8 Posted 30/10/2020 at 00:46:31
Being “involved” is far removed from initiating the whole plot.
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