Everton owner, Farhad Moshiri, has branded the decision by 12 European clubs, six of them from the Premier League, to form a practically closed-shop Super League as "preposterous arrogance" and called for disciplinary measures to be taken against them.
Meanwhile, in a statement from the Everton Board of Directors and an email to supporters from CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale, the club outlined its commitment to the football pyramid and principles of open competition and sporting merit.
The 14 Premier League clubs excluded from the Super League have also unanimously rejected the plan and said, in a statement, that they are considering all options to prevent it.
The messages from Everton, the first public reaction of its kind since the announcement of a new 12-team league of permanent members, with a desire to expand to 15, that includes Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham was made on Sunday night, come as reports suggest that at least two of the English six are wavering in their commitment to the controversial new venture.
Following a tweet to that effect in the early hours of the morning by Oliver Holt of the Daily Mail, The Guardian claim that “a well-placed executive at another club approached to join the breakaway league” says that Chelsea and Manchester City, the last two clubs to commit to the Super League on Saturday, are already having second thoughts following the fierce backlash to the plan, particularly in England.
The same report, however, cites another source as casting doubt on whether any of the clubs who have signed up to the league that essentially breaks with the Uefa Champions and Europa Leagues will actually reconsider while The Telegraph say that according to their source, legally the clubs now can't reverse course without being sued for billions of pounds due to the "binding agreements" they signed.
The opposition to the Super League continued today, with Fifa president, Gianni Infantino finally breaking his silence by saying that, "there is no doubt whatsoever of Fifa's disapproval of this,” but while he warned that, "concretely, ... you cannot be half in or half out of [European football],” he stopped short of threatening action against the rebel clubs.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola decried the Super League, saying: "It is not a sport when success is already guaranteed. It is not a sport when it doesn't matter if you lose.
“And it is not fair when one team fights and fights to arrive at the top and cannot qualify because success is already guaranteed for just a few clubs.”
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, meanwhile, offered "unwavering support" to the football authorities in their fight against the Super League and, in a statement from 10 Downing Street, said that it, “was clear that no action is off the table and the government is exploring every possibility, including legislative options, to ensure these proposals are stopped.”
Moshiri, who sold his stake in Arsenal before his business partner Alisher Usmanov did the same after failing to gain entry to the North London club's board under their owner, Stan Kroenke, was speaking to TalkSport today where he voiced his disgust at the betrayal of the Premier League.
“Every facet of this is against the very idea of British football," he said. "Football clubs are community assets, they belong to fans and their communities. This just takes much of their romance away. It just makes it a money game — it's not football any more.
"This is six clubs attacking the very heart of the Premier League, and I think they should be disciplined.”
The statement from Goodison Park, meanwhile, urged their rival clubs to withdraw the proposals for the breakaway league that "[disenfranchises] supporters across the game — including their own — by putting the very structure that underpins the game we love under threat.
"The backlash is understandable and deserved — and has to be listened to. This preposterous arrogance is not wanted anywhere in football outside of the clubs that have drafted this plan.
"On behalf of everyone associated with Everton, we respectfully ask that the proposals are immediately withdrawn and that the private meetings and subversive practises that have brought our beautiful game to possibly its lowest ever position in terms of trust end now.
"Finally we would ask the owners, chairmen, and Board members of the six clubs to remember the privileged position they hold — not only as custodians of their clubs but also custodians of the game. The responsibility they carry should be taken seriously.
"We urge them all to consider what they wish their legacy to be."
The "rump" of 14 Premier League clubs convened today in a meeting led by the League's chairman Richard Masters and issued their statement afterwards that said: "The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition. The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.
"The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately."
In a separate memo sent to the 14 clubs, Masters reportedly wrote:
"This venture cannot be launched without English clubs and we call upon any club contemplating associating themselves or joining this venture to walk away immediately before irreparable damage is done."
🇬🇧 “Every facet of this is against the idea of British football.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 20, 2021
😡 “This is six clubs attacking the PL & should be punished.”
🙏 “Football's about competition, every club can outperform the other.”
Farhad Moshiri says the PL must deduct points from teams signed up to the ESL pic.twitter.com/uuPVuvCNrQ
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1 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:03:29
2 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:06:08
3 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:10:34
4 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:24:58
5 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:25:16
6 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:27:35
This was a naked grasp for power,- akin to a military coup and it looks likely to fail. In most cases that only ever leads to one outcome for the leaders of the coup.
I don't se this being any different.
The interesting thing though, as has been pointed out elsewhere, is that they are unlikely to have taken such a bold step without guarantees in place from their supposed backer (JP Morgan bank) and that, if they do now renege on that deal, they could be sued for billions each.
So, it may be that, instead of gaining untold riches, in some cases this could lead to ultimate bankruptcy.
Spurs, for example, had a huge government loan to tide them over Covid 19 because of the cost of their new stadium.
What happens if, as part of the backlash, promised by the government, that loan is immediately called in?
Spurs could be the first major financial casualty of this debacle.
7 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:35:12
Andy, I wonder if that depends on the basis on which they came back into the EPL. If it was because of the threat of sanctions (from various quarters, in various forms), then wouldn't backing down from the super league proposal leave them in a weaker bargaining position?
8 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:36:10
9 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:36:25
10 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:43:54
11 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:44:15
Let's keep the focus on the man in the title of this report. Moshiri seems a humble man. He is learning the ropes at Everton and many can point to mistakes. I wouldn't say mistakes, he's probably put too much faith in the wrong people. But as an astute businessman, he has a vision for Everton Football Club. And, he genuinely appears bought into Everton Football Club, our supporters and our heritage. There is a right way to do things and we are showing that class now. You could argue leading the way for the 14.
It may have frustrated us over the years as we have watched these clubs do things another way. Well they are now exposed for what they are.
There are 3 possible scenarios here as I see it:
1. They break away and become a global franchise. Self-licking and indulging themselves whilst the rest pick up the pieces and get on with it.
2. They force through change in the Champions League format closer to what they want but give a little in terms of compromise. It may even get renamed the Super League. I don't have issue with that as I've always had issue with the name Champions League.
3. They come crawling back, but as Andy says, they get improved status on TV rights associated with them and more voting powers.
Either way, they have absolutely destroyed their relationship with the other clubs, national associations and even with their own fan bases. Certainly in the short to medium term.
12 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:45:06
If scientists could remove the gene that causes the Greed complex, I'm all for it. Greed is ruining everything in life at present. Its about time it was dealt with in schools as to how it undermines everything we hold dear.
13 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:49:14
Their only solution as I see it, is some form of back-tracking with the remaining 14 of the Premier League, allowing them to remain because when the likes of Pep and dare I say it Klopp, come out against this ill-advised enterprise, you begin to wonder if this is all going to have a rather messy end.
One final point I would like to make, is if such as RS, MU, MC and the rest do proceed with the ESL, what are they going to say to their supporters who are obviously, in the main, so set against it?
14 Posted 20/04/2021 at 15:56:35
15 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:01:56
If the former, there is nothing they can say that will change things now - it is too late - they have shown their true ambition.
16 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:05:06
"The conspirator clubs have obviously failed to see that their status today was not achieved in isolation, but rather was part of a dynamic European system where big, medium and small clubs have all contributed to the successes and losses of everyone. It is an affront to European values and sporting merit for them to assume they are entitled to “separate” and lay claim to the legacy that everyone built"
17 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:05:21
However if they and the others dig their heels in and are forced to depart the Premier League because of their greed, I'd get over it. I don't blame the teams or their fans one jot. They didn't know it was coming. It is as though the war draft has come and they are expected to go. Well done to my Club for being on the front foot and behaving professionally. A class act... NSNO
18 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:07:24
I'm likely to get lynched for this and will definitely go to mass and confession. But, given our cousins do like a good protest and, in honesty, they're pretty good at them, I think I'd encourage Evertonians to march with them on this one.
There, said it. Off to do my Hail Marys.
19 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:08:36
20 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:09:59
€$£ as it is being called they should all be relegated to Div 2 and start on -10 points. What a shot in the arm that could give to the lower leagues for a good few years as the six of them scramble for promotion through the leagues giving every lower league team 6 guaranteed sell outs each season.
21 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:13:23
The game has become rotten to the core and corrupt as hell. Time to clean house and rid us of this vermin.
They didnt do It after they got rid of Blatter and Platini. If they miss this opportunity then we may as well give up and watch croquet.
Hats off to Moshiri and EFC.
22 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:13:34
In fact, l'm pretty sure the American owners would love to take their franchises and move them to play in the MLS on weekends and the European Super League midweek.
23 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:14:04
24 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:14:52
I see they are calling their local fans 'legacy fans'.
25 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:17:22
26 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:18:39
27 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:18:51
Plenty will fall into the second category.
28 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:19:32
29 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:20:22
A brilliantly worded statement from Moshiri, which was absolutely first class, and right on the “money.” “Money” which should never be allowed to take over from the proper values and integrity that should always exist in football!
30 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:22:16
The reds I've seen on rawk are all 'yes it's bad, but lets not pretend the current situation is ideal'. they seem to think this is where it ends. They don't realise the danger they are in. Cos these horrible bastards will now want to go on endless tours with games all over the world. Will the Liverpool Redsocks still be based in Anfield in 20 years time? don't bet on it.
31 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:22:27
32 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:23:02
33 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:23:35
34 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:25:41
Those like Foden and Mount need to have a conversation with their agents.
35 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:25:51
No suprises that you cannot find one piece of the Everton statement, anywhere on the bbc website, as I speak, why am I not suprised.
Well done Everton Football club, and especially Moshiri, for speaking up, not just for Evertonians, but every single football fan
36 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:28:15
For most of 'em, no way. No way. They'll refuse to play SL games, or put in transfer demands.
37 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:30:41
The World Cup is no longer the priority for a lot of top players and coaches plying their trade in Europe.
38 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:36:09
Its just the start
39 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:39:18
40 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:39:56
And by the way it's Red Sox.
41 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:45:15
The outcry has been unanimous from fans and clubs.
All that remains is for the FA to whip the 6 like disobedient pups.
(That was an analogy, please do no whip puppies or any animal for that matter)
Let's see if they and UEFA have got the balls for it.
42 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:47:06
Here in the U.K. I think most of us like to be associated with our clubs and we wear our support with pride. Yes, our team may get hammered one week and we have to go down the pub to face our mates who support other teams, but we still will stand by our team. Our loyalty and pride in the teams we support is born out of different things for different folk. It could be heritage, or values or family loyalty, whatever it is, its always positive attributes, which I think most fans like to be associated with.
Switch it on its head and do U.K. fans of the traitorous 6 want to viewed as a supporter with no such self perceived reflected positive values? I think most fans wont and this is why I think the Super League would fail, at least in the U.K.
Just think how easy it will be to take the genuine moral high ground with any fans against any from those 6 clubs.
43 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:48:07
Although that European ban may be suspended depending on the ESL actually getting off the ground.
44 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:50:13
45 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:50:17
I say, 10 point penalty to all 6 clubs involved now with a further 15 point penalty applicable to any club who doesnt pull out by 1st May.
Then a 25 point penalty for every subsequent season they are involved until the thing actually starts, then they get booted out.
That would mean that next season they would need around 95 points to win the league, and at least 60-65 points just to avoid relegation. Wed definitely see new teams in the champions league.
As for this season, 25 points would put Arsenal in grave danger of going down.
46 Posted 20/04/2021 at 16:58:27
47 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:02:17
48 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:03:35
“Im appalled and embarrassed. When you talk about Liverpool Football Club and its history and its roots, you could reference seven, eight or nine of grandads quotes which are all appropriate to the current situation – socialism, greed and the Holy Trinity – but I also think about one of the less well known comments. Its from his book, when he spoke about wanting to bring the football club closer to the fans and the fans closer to the football club. And he achieved that. Its not an understatement to say he would be spinning in his grave at the current situation because it couldnt be further removed from his ethos. Given the chance Id happily see the statue removed.”
49 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:08:05
Since the only countries' clubs that are involved are England, Spain and Italy, there is no particular reason for the French, Germans, Greeks, Portuguese, and even the Scots to offer anything much in the way of reward. UEFA can impose some very interesting restrictions. Indeed, there is every reason to penalise the Dunghill Dozen - not so much that they actually withdraw, but sufficiently that they are seriously hurt for a significant time.
Likewise with the EPL and the 14. There is every reason to tell the would-be leavers that their TV rewards will be significantly reduced.
I would hope to see very severe punishments levied on the 6 (and the Italian and Spanish teams in their leagues), which would have the entirely beneficial effect of evening up the competitions.
What appears to be becoming clear is that the 12 have far less actual clout than they think. There is certainly going to be no interest in a continuous set of matches between the 12 of them. If they are relegated to second or third tier in their own countries, there will be a terrible financial reckoning, and if the external revenues (TV, sponsorship) are restructured, then the kind of financial domination we have seen will notbe possible. (Well, City may be OK, but the rest don't have the liquid assets required, most are technically bankrupt).
50 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:08:08
They are more concerned with the fan that will subscribe and pay to consume the product. They want consumers of their product, not necessarily supporters.
I want to be mindful here that we don't alienate our many and very loyal overseas supporters, many of whom provide great insight and contribution on here. As an exile in London, I don't get to Goodison regular these days and when I do, it costs me the best part of £250 as a round trip. But even then, I go as a supporter, not a consumer. My point here is we have many non-local supporters who are as genuine and passionate as any of us.
I have to admit, although I wasn't thinking this at the time, I wonder if Covid has accelerated this. I've been saying for different reasons since football welcomingly came back to our screens in the summer, that they top clubs have proven then can actually survive without match day fans. I don't like that, but they have proven it, even if in the short term. TV revenue and sponsorship is where it's at for them.
51 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:16:02
The number of players picking up injuries just before international breaks who are back and fit for their clubs a few days later, the lack of top level managers going into international management and the significant drop in quality and passion in international football.
Champions League is the number one priority now, ESL will take over from it for some but not for others.
52 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:16:34
Martin #39 respect on your Damascus statement.
53 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:27:05
54 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:27:11
55 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:31:11
Some won't but those 12 teams will field squads packed to the rafters with international footballers if that league gets under way, ban or not.
56 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:33:27
57 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:35:15
58 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:39:45
There has to be severe sanctions against any team that signed up to leave the EPL.
They need to understand they don't exist without the collective / League. They need to reassess and understand they are part of a League and as such should do work to improve the league.
Because without the League they will be castrated and exiled into some obscure wasteland of footy that is irrelevant.
Punish the crap out of these Clubs. Mutiny must be squashed.
59 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:45:01
I promise you, not a single player from Mexico, the USA, or anywhere in South America will play in the ESL if that rule were implemented.
OK, maybe a handful, but the VAST majority of players would never play. This is something the British, due to their huge Club loyalties, can't comprehend.
The rest of us, and the players too I'd argue, live to see our country's compete. It means the world to the vast majority of players to represent their country, and frankly most fans around the globe.
Patriotism - that one thing that the English don't quite fully grasp how massive it is for the rest of us. And the English are right, it's damn silly in it's way. But it's not logical, and it emotionally gobbles you up.
No player on this side of the water would miss representing his country to play in the World Cup. They'd find another Club where they weren't excluded from the competition. North, Central, or South American - it won't happen.
60 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:47:23
I guess its the environment they grown up in. The modern younger fan can obviously be influenced by Sky and; let's be honest, the Premier League has contributed to this momentum.
My son has been educated right. Not just in the values of being an Evertonian, but being a football supporter.
61 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:55:43
I'll tell you. None of them. Not one. None of the five Yanks at SL clubs. None of the Brazilians, Colombians, Argentines or Mexicans.
Of course, all this is predicated on FIFA banning the SL players, and let's face it, any theory that depends on FIFA or UEFA doing the right and proper thing is on swampy ground. (It's amazing that the SL has managed to make these two amoral organizations look moral by comparison.) But if it happens, the SL will be gutted.
62 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:56:31
Anecdotally I think he's right I've been saying for years footy is dying before our very eyes as it morphs into a humungous unentertaining piece of crap. His solution is nonsense but something needs doing.
The problem is space.
Pitches are the same size but players are bigger, faster and more athletic effectively this has killed one of the most exciting components of the game - dribbling.
Reduce teams to 10 men and create space for skill to return entertainment and excitement will follow.
The immediate solution for our domestic league and the cesspit 6 is to ban them as soon as humanly possible they need excising as a cancer
63 Posted 20/04/2021 at 17:59:54
64 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:01:04
I think it's true not only of the Americas but most of the world that players would bite off a leg rather than miss a World Cup with their countries.
65 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:02:36
Not only have the twelve vastly overestimated their power they have underestimated the interest the UK and other Western European governments will take in this matter. This is not the 1980s when a Thatcher style regime was all too keen to wash its hands of football as well as many other industries. The climate has changed significantly in recent years, not least owing to the impact of the pandemic.
We now have an interventionist government very willing to operate according to the preferences of voter focus groups. Intervention to block the Super League plan will be a vote winner. Failure to do so would be a vote loser.
66 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:04:29
Not so fast after that! Which goalkeeper said he'd give his right arm to play for his country - or something like that?
67 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:05:18
68 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:05:31
69 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:05:44
Carlo could move between 4-5-0 and 4-4-1.
Not as daft an idea as it sounds Barry!
70 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:06:53
71 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:08:33
72 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:11:24
Now I've never been a big international follower or England supporter, but I'm a product of this unique nation in that I'm British not English. I don't have a British team to follow!!
But you're right, due to our approach to the International game (generalising again), a lot of Brits / English won't see that as punishment for our players in comparison to those of other countries where playing for their country is still the pinnacle. That is a very powerful threat that UEFA and FIFA have at their disposal.
Interesting language on the injunctions. UEFA / FIFA / national leagues "must not" punish the clubs until the plans are finalised.
Get out of jail / gaol with the last part of that sentence.
73 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:23:16
74 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:23:40
"I'll tell you. None of them. Not one."
How could you know that?
75 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:29:15
I'm with you.
76 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:30:24
Agreed. Can't imagine any of our American boys OK with being banned as long as the money's good.
77 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:42:43
78 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:44:06
79 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:44:53
I think they have said it already.
Clubs from both countries have rejected the idea
80 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:50:44
81 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:50:48
82 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:51:40
83 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:52:10
84 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:52:12
85 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:52:22
86 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:53:34
87 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:53:34
Fuck off rs
88 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:54:27
89 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:54:34
90 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:55:25
91 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:55:26
92 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:55:49
Very proud to be a blue and to have such a fantastic owner.
93 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:56:06
94 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:56:15
95 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:56:30
If the price is right it will be a question of "Come on down"
BTW; we did'nt march with the lodge, but we sneaked on the train with them to go to southport for the piss up...Half of Scottie was there.
No point in letting insignificant differences get in the way of a good shindig
96 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:56:58
97 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:57:51
98 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:58:41
99 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:58:46
100 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:59:31
101 Posted 20/04/2021 at 18:59:33
Some concrete action still needs to be taken against the recalcitrant clubs, the less of them the better. But be under no illusion, the likes of Liverpool, United, Arsenal will be back again. And again.
102 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:00:59
Dont tell me nan
103 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:01:55
Exactly, Chris. As earlier, having to withdraw from this leaves them seriously weakened in their bargaining power.
104 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:01:58
Well done Everton for firing the first counter shots today and formally setting the tone of the universal response from English football.
105 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:05:03
106 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:06:42
107 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:07:41
108 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:08:06
This withdrawal talk isnt related to the previous comment about playing with themselves I hope?
109 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:09:03
110 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:09:13
Take your franchise model and stick it where the sun don't shine. This isn't NFL or baseball.
111 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:10:35
Despite my roots, I'm no raving socialist, but power to the people's game today.
I still think there's a lot of negotiating to be had but this is feeling like a victory for the fans.
112 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:10:45
113 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:12:15
114 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:13:02
115 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:17:59
"Having listened to our fans, who are the lifeblood of this club, and in memory of great managers who formed the history of the club we have decided to not join this league.
We look forward to bringing the 12th man the succes they deserve."
Guess the club
116 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:18:19
117 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:18:59
Points deductions need to be issued as a minimum regardless. I would start by deducting 10 points from Chelsea. Then tell the others that punishment will be increased, effective tomorrow, at the rate of 10 points per day until the deadline date is reached. Give them until Friday to decide.
118 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:19:01
119 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:19:48
120 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:20:04
It's going to be interesting to see how the genuine fans of these clubs position themselves now having been embarrassed by these forever tarnished clubs that they support.
One thing I do feel quite strongly about is that Government should not be getting involved in this. It is for football to sort out.
121 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:21:02
Perez is clearly the most desperate here.
122 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:21:51
123 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:21:57
124 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:24:18
Problem now is who they sell to.
125 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:24:19
126 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:25:22
127 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:25:45
Fingers crossed the rest of them follow-suit and that twat Perez from Real Madrid winds his horrible greedy neck in. I never thought I would be able to dislike Madrid more than I already do, but...
128 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:27:49
129 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:28:06
Ha ha ha ha.
130 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:30:14
131 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:30:18
Looks like they're gonna be the last ones standing.
Especially after Lewis and Levy get off the phone with Boris.
132 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:30:56
So I would imagine that JP Morgan have binding contracts that will cost Chelsea and City an absolute fortune to get out of.
Also I hope that the Premier league impose a points deduction on all the clubs whether they leave now or later. Because this is not the end of this and unless a points deduction is imposed these same clubs will be meeting again to alter the rules in future. A fine just wont cut it I am afraid.
133 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:34:35
134 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:34:56
135 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:36:58
Like the injunction earlier "once plans are finalised".
At the moment all they have signed up to is a proposal as I understand.
136 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:40:09
Not holding my breath though.
137 Posted 20/04/2021 at 19:43:08
Athletico £840 million
Barca £1. 030 billion
Real £651 milliion
Arsenal £405 million
Chelsea £224 million
liverpool £386 milliion
Man City £202 million
Man Utd £771 million
Spurs £1.177 billion
Inter £757 million
Juve £752 million
Milan £247 million.
Good luck clearing that boys 😁
138 Posted 20/04/2021 at 20:04:08
There's a number of clubs who must be having a real hard time, yet they stood together.
Well done and thanks to them all.
Most of all, Our owner has come out as being head and and shoulders above the slimy six.
Well done and well said, Farhad Moshiri
139 Posted 20/04/2021 at 20:04:30
140 Posted 20/04/2021 at 20:27:27
Where do the Liverpool owners go now to salvage their leveraged asset? Their share price will plummet.
I really hope that UEFA do not go ahead with their proposed discretionary places in the revamped Champions League. That would be an equally absurd notion and one worth fighting against as it has nothing to do with merit. That's an argument for another day, I suppose.
141 Posted 20/04/2021 at 21:38:01
142 Posted 21/04/2021 at 10:47:15
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