"The proposed breakaway European Super League may have ended, for now, in an embarrassing defeat for ultra-rich clubs, but it has revealed how close English football is to the brink. Our nation has no real control over our national game. Our great clubs could be taken from us in a heartbeat. This is our last chance to act."
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1 Posted 23/04/2021 at 11:34:47
2 Posted 23/04/2021 at 12:48:43
The line saying that Tracey Crouch should go no further without guarantees from the PM that the reviews findings will be legally acted upon and put into the Queens Speech is telling.
Hes worried that the greedy six will make their falsely sincere promises and that the government will foolishly accept them as good enough. Then kick the ball into the long grass for someone to deal with in a few years time.
3 Posted 23/04/2021 at 12:56:30
Theres all sorts of rumours that Real Madrid will be kicked out of the CL semifinals and the dastardly 3 remaining renegades (Madrid, Barca and Juventus) might be banned for up to 3 years from European competitions.
The game changer might be the independent regulator. This person will could change English football for ever, and the better.
4 Posted 23/04/2021 at 13:18:26
I also fear that all this clamour to have a review of the game in England might hurt Everton FC more than it hurts the Pig Six, don't forget they already have massive sponsors and a global audience in the bag, we've only just begun to make some inroads but we're miles behind those clubs commercially.
Plus there are calls for tighter 'fit and proper' tests which may result in USM being unable to fund the new stadium via its sponsorship or naming rights.
As with most things Evertonians might have to be careful what they wish for when it comes to legislation and tighter rules.
The only solution is for the world of football to embrace wage caps. How much does Messi earn? Is it realistic for debt-laden clubs to carry on paying ridiculous wages forever? If a salary cap is utilised the Dirty Dozen won't have to continue to look for ways to enhance their own income at the expense of the game itself.
5 Posted 23/04/2021 at 13:30:24
6 Posted 26/04/2021 at 09:19:02
7 Posted 26/04/2021 at 10:02:47
So we will have these 6 for possibly another year, as Perez has said this is not dead just on hold till they can come up with a more agreeable format. So Everton and the rest of the 2nd tier Premier clubs don't rely on Sky money for to much longer.
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