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European Super League is completely ridiculous

7:00 pm
Premier League Cif Executive Peter Scudamore is the latest to express his rejection of the idea of a European Super League.

European Super League is completely ridiculous


Clubs in one team leagues like Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus are frightened of the revenue being generated by the Premier League. We have a competitive competition and thus the world wants to watch it. TV companies, therefore, pay big money to do so.

There is no competition in France, Italy and Germany and audiences are therefore not interested in watching the football so they can't get anywhere near the size of TV deal. The Bundesliga in its first season being shown in America has been a flop. Spain is a two team league with Atletico Madrid always there but the fourth-placed team is usually miles away. Again there is the problem of competition and that is all caused by the disparity in income.

The Premier League dishes out TV money among all clubs and thus the Premier League is by far the most competitive. Shock results matter. If Bayern Munich or PSG lose it's almost irrelevant.

These clubs want to increase their revenue at the expense of other clubs in their country, they want big games that generate income and thus, a European Super League is their way forward. It would kill football in their countries as the European League would be a closed shop with no promotion or relegation.

Premier League clubs do not need it and Scudamore said the Premier League will remain a 'pure' league by which he meant the winners win, the bottom team are relegated, no play-off games to determine finishing positions or gain entry into the Champions League.

The Champions League was set up to stop a breakaway league, the big teams wanted guaranteed football against the other traditional top sides in Europe. Now that some of them are not qualifying again, manchester United have only qualified once in three years, the idea of guaranteeing their involvement is being mooted.

The same is happening in Italy where a side like AC Milan have a name but can't get Champions League football. Peter Scudamore has said he will fight any rule changes to help guarantee these sides participation.

“You know me well enough to know what my position would be. Clearly it’s an open competition in our view. We don’t have play-offs or anything in our league. 
“If you land in the first three places in you are in the Champions League and it is as simple as that. The idea you might average the qualification over a number of years just seems completely ridiculous. 
“The reason we don’t have play-offs is we have a pure competition. The winners win and the people who finish bottom get relegated. Harsh though that is, it is pure and simple and everyone understands and that is part of our core values. The reason we don’t need play-offs is that we have a mini-competition within for second, third, fourth, fifth place. There are 10 [clubs] worrying about relegation and 10 trying to get European spots and therefore it doesn’t need any altering.”

He isn't the only one to be dead against the idea. Lars-Christer Olsson, chairman of the European Professional Football Leagues, said on Monday that his group is ''absolutely against'' the idea of a Super League and that ''there are better ways to improving European football.''

"We would like to make it clear that we are absolutely against an introduction of a European Super League. We think that the European competitions should be based on the qualification from the domestic league competitions. 
"We must keep the dream alive for all clubs. We will work hard to protect the current calendar so that there is room for domestic club competition, in addition to European club competitions."
Spanish league president Javier Tebas has also been an outspoken critic of the Super League idea.

"The domestic leagues would be greatly affected by it. From the beginning, our position has been against the European Super League and other similar projects. The European Super League would be a complete failure."




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Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal making a mockery of the sport

10:30 pm

The European Super League logo has been released as certainly clubs only interested in themselves try to ramp up the pressure to get special treatment at the expense of football and football fans.

Talk of a breakaway league is designed simply to get guaranteed European places for clubs only intersted in themselves and their bank balance. Of curse if UEFA didn't sanction the competition and FIFA didn't sanction anyone not playing under the FIFA or UEFA banner from competing in the World Cup or European Championships, players would then have a decision to make.

i wouldn't buckle and I certainly wouldn't allow certain clubs to have special treatment simply because they arrogantly think everyone wants to watch them, they don't. I don't watch the Champions League for that very reason, it is simply a competition where th same teams play each other, it needs the new blood that Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City will provide. 

Why should a club like Leicester have their achievement of getting diminished by allowing Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to take their place regardless of whether they actually qualify for the compoetition or not. By doing so you totally devealue the sport. Taking away the competitive element reduces the sport to a meaningless spectacle, which will, in time, reduce in popularity with the injustice for the majority of fans who don't support the privileged few. It goes against everything sport is.

Familiarity breeds contempt and a lack of competition kills sport, snooker almost killed itself and had to be reinvented to rejuvenate interest. Everyone does not want to watch Barcelona, they do not want a guarantee of watching Barcelona, if they are not good enough to qualify on their own without special help then they shouldn't take part.

What is the point in playing a league season if the results are immaterial? If it didn't matter whether Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United or Liverpool lost or not then why bother to play the games in the first place? You are giving some teams a psychological advantage and disadvantaging the other side mentally before you have even kicked off. One side would have no pressure because the result doesn't really matter and the other would be fighting the injustice that the result affects their future and their position in the league.

The idea is so wrong and it shows the mentality of certain clubs that they are no longer interested in a sporting spectacle, they are no longer interested in the fans. 

It is bad enough that the Champions League was set up to avoid a breakaway league previously and has been designed to guarantee as much as possible that the same teams compoete in it year after year. 

To take it a stage further and guarantee places simply makes a mockery of the sport and the clubs involved should be ashamed of themselves.


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