Super League Football?

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Oligarchs looking to sqeece the sport and the fans for a few more bucks, rubels, pounds and euros. At the expense of the beauty of the future of the game
A true low point in soccer. Shameful idea... Cartel like inbreeding, no thanks.
Damn, your descriptions seem bang on the money.

I'm still with the it can never happen mindset. But, we know money talks.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
As a very casual fan who pays attention only once every four years (guess during what tournament) I've been reading up on this bombshell and still don't see how one can justify this spectacularly shortsighted, self-serving move by the fat cats. Why aren't Messi, Ronaldo and other superstars speaking out against this shameless power grab which will destroy international football as we know it? Silence is simply not an option at this critical juncture in their sport's history.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
As a very casual fan who pays attention only once every four years (guess during what tournament) I've been reading up on this bombshell and still don't see how one can justify this spectacularly shortsighted, self-serving move by the fat cats. Why aren't Messi, Ronaldo and other superstars speaking out against this shameless power grab which will destroy international football as we know it? Silence is simply not an option at this critical juncture in their sport's history.
Ander Herrera is one of the first to speak out about it. Bruno Fernandes made a cryptic sort of comment, although it was clear enough what he was talking about. I'm thinking more will speak against it but can't be sure. Maybe there could be fear.

This is what Herrera said.

 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Ander Herrera is one of the first to speak out about it. Bruno Fernandes made a cryptic sort of comment, although it was clear enough what he was talking about. I'm thinking more will speak against it but can't be sure. Maybe there could be fear.

This is what Herrera said.

Imagine ATP year round instead of a tour.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Been hearing that Ed Woodward held an emergency meeting with the ''seriously unimpressed'' Man Utd players yesterday. Probably giving them a warning.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: You will be sent to Doncaster reserves if you oppose.

Yeah, I can still joke for the time being. Until it comes off. :p
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
It's outside the official channels for a start, and it's a European-wide competition and not a merely national one.
With "official channels" you mean UEFA, in this case? Is that inane officiality? And I'd say NBA, NHL, MLB are "trans-national", if you like to view Canada as an independent country...
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Cross-national involving two nations is still rather parochial compared to this proposal.

And I think official channels involves the national level as they do want to take up room in the football calendar.

With "official channels" you mean UEFA, in this case? Is that inane officiality? And I'd say NBA, NHL, MLB are "trans-national", if you like to view Canada as an independent country...
 

MurraysMetalHip

Professional
Won’t happen. They’re just using this as leverage against the governing bodies to try and get an even larger slice of the pie.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Luke Shaw sent a tweet earlier. He didn't want to be harsh on United despite opposing the plans. To be fair, I guess it is difficult. When you think of the pundits and all that, they are free to say whatever they want. They can urge other players to speak up but they are not in the same situation. The players are still getting paid by the club.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Does that mean United are also about to pull out of the Super League?
Perez is on the phone with Coventry and Bristol Rovers now. Emergency time.

It does seem likely that United will be pulling out. I can't be sure yet. Looking like the whole idea has been shot down quickly, unless I'm mistaken once again. I'm thinking Woodward has come to the realization that it is not going to work and no way back now since he is one of the main ringleaders.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Football is already elitist so making it more so is not going against trend. Opposition to it is an exercise in nostalgia weaponised in a conflict between powerful rivals.
 
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