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Football Supporters Association Oppose European Super League
Friday, 23rd Oct 2020 08:28

The Football Supporters Association have been at the forefront of many campaigns for the good of football and those that watch it, their initial reaction to the news of a European Super League is not one of Joy, read their statement here.

it was reported earlier this week that Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester United are in talks with Europe’s biggest football clubs about on their secret plans to join a new FIFA-backed tournament that would create a de facto European Super League.

The FSA has long opposed the idea of a European Super League chief executive Kevin Miles has issued the following statement:

“The latest reports of plots, allegedly involving Manchester United and Liverpool, to create a European Super League, expose the myth that billionaire owners care about the English football pyramid, or indeed anything other than their own greed.

“This has to be the last nail in the coffin of the idea that football can be relied upon to regulate itself: these billionaire owners are out of control. Football in all its forms in the UK, from grassroots to the top tier, occupies far too important a place in our society, our culture and our communities to be jeopardised by an even greater concentration of wealth in the hands of half a dozen big clubs.

“Decisive action is now needed to protect the game we love. We have already been promised by government a fan-led review of the governance and regulation of football: that process needs to start as a matter of urgency before the super-rich custodians of the biggest clubs can do any more damage.”

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underweststand added 09:15 - Oct 23
I'm certain there are mixed views on this subject, but I'd be quite happy to see the likes of ; City ,United, Spurs and Liverpool go off and play in their own Euro Super League and let the rest of us get on with some good English football of the traditional sort. Let's face it - any club that can finish 20 points ahead of their nearest rivals is surely mismatched in terms of playing against any sort of " fair opposition". For many their greatest success will be categorised as coming away from Anfield with a point-won against Liverpool reserves.
The standard of the Prem. is high enough to show that 1 or 2 of the newly-promoted clubs are relegated after their first season, so how do you categorise the Top Six?

The "big Six" with billionaire owners are clearly " in a league of their own " and regularly spend £100-200 million every window, whilst continuing to "cherry pick " the best of English talent from lesser clubs who are forced to sell in order to stay solvent.
In many cases, the sale of one or two players ensures that the ordinary clubs are effectively " emasculated " and diminishes their chances of breaking into the top six.
Saints have yet to replace the likes of ; Mane, Pelle and van Dijk and our only success in signing Danny Ings was because he was"written off " by Liverpool - as injury-prone.

A league of "well-matched " sides would be more entertaining , and even those Prem. title-winners who eventually move up into the "Super League " will find - that like the successful Championship side who get promotion - that the competition is still too fierce for long term sustainability without a billionaire "sugar-daddy" to help them.


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