European Not so Super League

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  1. Drew

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    I don’t see it myself.

    The PL will be under significant pressure from UEFA to oppose this, at the risk of alienating the whole relationship for international and continental football in the future.

    I think either this happens or a compromise is reached between the big clubs and their Champions League rights and no super league is formed.
     
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    Sky refusing to comment on the ESL until they know what's in it for them, got a feeling that Gary Neville might be looking for alternative employment soon.
     
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  3. Ron Burguvdy

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    I was wondering if Disney might be involved...

    Some joke I can't think of yet...
     
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  4. PUDSEYTIGER2ND

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    Sky have been approached and are refusing to comment on that they have been in contact with the ESL regards tv rights.
     
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  5. Edelman

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    It makes you wonder where some of these games will be played .
    They certainly wont all be played at the Franchises own ground
     
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  6. Edelman

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    They own ESPN and ABC so it wouldbt be a surprise
     
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  7. Kalman

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    They'll have games in Singapore and Beijing and Tokyo so all the plastics who've never set foot in Old Trafford can finally see 'their' club.
     
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  8. Edelman

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    95% of them havent anyway
     
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  9. Kalman

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    When Liverpool Reds and Manchester Devils finally become a franchise based out of Singapore, all the soft ****s in Hull who supported Utd and Liverpool can swallow decades of shame and finally support their own club.
     
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  10. Ernie Shackleton

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    Couldn't think of six clubs I'd rather wave bye-bye to, to be honest.

    Let them go and never darken our door again.

    The Premier League might even become interesting again.



    Knacks our chances at the Euros and World Cup, mind.
     
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  11. tigerscanada

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    Magic wand my arse !! Empty the well and everyone drowns...

     
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  12. Kalman

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    If Golden Boy Harry Kane would rather play in the Super League over captaining his country, he can get to **** with the rest of them. He'll go down in history as a mercenary who scored a lot of goals but won **** all. He'd actually be less of a mercenary if he joined Pochettino at PSG than if he stayed at Spurs or went to Man City.
     
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  13. bradymk2

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    the audacity to think they can still play in their respective leagues
    they need to be kicked out immediately
    **** them all
     
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  14. DMD

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    Have they mentioned where they'll get the refs and linesmen from? I can't imagine the better ones would want to miss out on officiating at a world cup.
     
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  15. Plum

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    This ESL seems to be gathering a head of steam and you can't help but think it might happen in some shape or form. As pleasing and satisfying as it might feel to ostracize those clubs joining it I can't really see that happening. There'll be so many compromises, legal challenges/issues, etc that we'll probably end up with some sort of watered down arrangement where ESL clubs and players are not completely cut off from where they are now. It'll likely be unsatisfactory but the pigs whose snouts are currently in the trough will still be in there at the end and **** everybody else.
     
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  16. NeverDullInUll

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    This isn’t going to happen unfortunately, I would love it if they buggered off, but I really think this is just posturing so they can leverage a greater share of PL and CL money.
    The remaining PL clubs and board need to show some balls - say that they have until the end of next season to resign their ESL membership or they will be thrown out of the PL with immediate effect.
    No self respecting footballer, unless looking for one last pay day, will want to be playing in a closed franchise league where only one team can win a trophy
    Couldn’t care less if they still allow ESL players to play internationals, as long as they can’t play in any other club competitions within Europe
     
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    We've yet to hear from any of the players and I find it very difficult to believe that they had a say in this. Hopefully they'll be given the choice of leaving without much opposition. Older players will stay for one last pay day, younger ones will want a more varied career and wouldn't want the stigma of being hated for playing for one of the ESL teams.
     
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    If they leave and it goes tits, they should be made to start at the bottom of the pyramid like the others have to.
     
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    Why give them that long? Give them until this June to resign their ESL membership or they won't be playing in the Premier League come August.
     
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  20. NeverDullInUll

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    I would agree, but giving them notice now for 12 months time will allow for the various legal challenges to go through due process.

    And if they can’t be expelled from the league, the remaining 14 clubs should just refuse to play them ... ok, that means one of the 6 will finish top, but dropping TV revenue may hit them where it hurts
     
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