Saints Help Scupper Big Six Greed Plan
Thursday, 5th Oct 2017 08:08
Saints have played their part in making sure that the big clubs were not able to go through with their plan to make themselves richer.
When the Premier league started in 1992 the writing was starting to become visible on the wall, it was all about making the bigger clubs richer and getting them a bigger share of the cake and casting adrift the smaller clubs.
But the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool had a fatal flaw in their plan back then, they needed some other opposition other than themselves to play, so they could not cast everyone adrift.
But over the past 25 years the goal has never changed for the so called big six and the latest proposal that was on the table was again about letting them share a bigger part of the cake.
This is very short sighted by them, the strength of the Premier League is its strength, the fact that 90% of the league teams in any one season are usually competitive, you can never totally predict the result of any game.
But that is still not good enough for the greedy six, they want more cash as having continually squandered what they have by sacking managers and buying over priced players who underperform they have found themselves falling behind the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG.
So they wanted more money, but Saints stayed firm and like the majority of the premier league teams turned down the proposals.
This is bringing more talk of break away leagues etc, personally I'm sick of the Premier League greed and I like many would not be afraid of Manchester United etc disappearing into a European super league, that would mean the Premier League could return to a format where the majority of clubs could challenge for honours rather than being groomed as merely fodder clubs for the armchair fan to be able to watch being slaughtered by his team.
I am god that Saints have stuck up for themselves and voted against this proposal, perhaps it is the first step in the game being reclaimed from those that care for nothing other than TV rights and a step into money being filtered down the leagues to make sure our game survives.
After all surely something is wrong when the team that finishes bottom of the Premier League receives £100 million more than the team that finishes top of the Championship, it does not make for competition.
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