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Premiership two

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  1. kiwiqpr

    kiwiqpr Barnsie Mod

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    If the Leeds chairman has his way
    Would we be good enough to make it
    Will post the article tomorrow
    Just seen it but I don't know how to post it from the phone
     
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    Leeds United: Owner Andrea Radrizzani calls for creation of 'Premier League 2'
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    By Richard Conway

    BBC sports news correspondent
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    Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani took over at Elland Road in May 2017
    Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has called for the creation of a 'Premier League 2' to help Championship clubs receive more television revenue.

    Leeds earned £7.5m in 2017 under the EFL television deal, compared to a guaranteed £100m for the team that finishes bottom of the Premier League.

    Six of Leeds' 12 league games this season have been moved for TV coverage.

    "We lose money and we are creating a show that is high-interest for everybody," said Radrizzani.

    Last season, 19 of Leeds' 46 league games were selected for Sky TV coverage, which Radrizzani says puts the club at a disadvantage.

    The Italian says clubs like Leeds being "watched by 500,000-600,000 people live on Sky" but only getting £2m-£2.5m from the league for having their games televised - the rest made up via the EFL - "actually penalises us".

    "We're always on TV, maybe more than 20 times. It doesn't work," he added.

    Leeds are third in the Championship, with 23 points from 12 games, but the Yorkshire club have not been in the top flight of English football since being relegated in 2003-04.

    Clubs relegated from the Premier League currently receive £75m in parachute payments over the subsequent two seasons if they remain in a lower division.

    Radrizzani says he is yet to discuss the idea of a 'Premier League 2' with other owners of Championship clubs, but believes there is a consensus for change.

    "I think the other chairmen would love to open a conversation," he said.

    "The time is getting ready to consider what to do to move forward so we don't have a crisis every two years when a club go bankrupt or changes ownership every other year."

    Radrizzani 'has rejected Leeds offers'
    Radrizzani, who became sole owner of Leedsin May 2017, says has received multiple takeover approaches for the club, but values it at "double what I invested in it".

    Speaking at the Leaders Business Summit in London, he said he was not interested in selling and wants Leeds to become one of the "top-eight brands in the Premier League".

    It was reported that Radrizzani, who is also the owner of sports broadcaster Eleven Sports,paid £45m to buy Leeds.

    He initially obtained a 50% stake in January 2017 before buying out compatriot Massimo Cellino's remaining 50% three months later. He went on to purchase the Elland Road ground in June, bringing it back into the club's hands after 13 years.

    In August 2017, Radrizzani said he was committed to investing £100m into the club
     
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    kiwiqpr Barnsie Mod

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    Cheers steelsy
     
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    Sooperhoop Well-Known Member

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    No chance, the fat cats want all the cream. The TopSix have already stiffed the other 14 clubs on global rights so there's little chance of sharing anything further. Leeds will just have to do it like everyone else who goes up, on the pitch...
     
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    The FL love voting against the interests of most of their members so I wouldn’t rule it out.
     
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    Didley Squat Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy with the title of, Championship, I'll even settle for the old name of, Division 2 but they can stick the title of Premiership 2, right up there Jatz Crackers.
     
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    Pretty sure Bolton wanted the same when they were in Premiership. Also sure there was someone who didn't want teams relegated from the Premiership at one stage.
    Hopefully, this will just be another non-starter
     
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    sb_73 Well-Known Member

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    The points he makes are spot on, but I don’t know that a PL2 is the answer.
     
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    I think that any club being successful in the Championship will make their own reason for having a PL2. Just think that when the Premiership started, Coventry, Sheff Utd, Wimbledon (not the franchise team in Milton Keynes, Oldham, both Sheffield clubs were integral parts of it. Maybe there should be more money available for Championship Teams, but are the Premier League teams really going to want to give their piece of the pie up?

    Even money filtering down to the League 1 & 2 clubs, plus those in lower leagues needs to be increased as well.

    not sure what the answer is but a PL2 is not the answer
     
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    What is really needed is for the European super league to finally be created and for the 'big 6' from England to join the other media giants such as Barca, Real, Milan, Paris, etc in the new competition which will have no promotion/relegation. This will make the top English division a much more competitive affair again and a much more realistic goal for the likes of Leeds and possibly ourselves (but not while FFP persists).
     
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