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If reports are true that we got a massive pay bump from UEFA, the yanks have played a blinder, financially.

 

Not condoning it, but these FSG guys ain't mugs.

 

To have gone through all that for nothing makes no sense to me.

 

To have kept it away form everyone and coordinated the announcement like they did, makes no sense to me either...

 

Unless this was the plan all along.

 

Rinse UEFA and leave the Spanish and Italian cunts high and dry.

 

No wonder we had 6 PL clubs involved, and the only 6 to have pulled out like this.

 

All within a matter of hours of each other.

 

A sting of epic proportions, me thinks.

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3 minutes ago, m0e said:

If reports are true that we got a massive pay bump from UEFA, the yanks have played a blinder, financially.

 

Not condoning it, but these FSG guys ain't mugs.

 

To have gone through all that for nothing makes no sense to me.

 

To have kept it away form everyone and coordinated the announcement like they did, makes no sense to me either...

 

Unless this was the plan all along.

 

Rinse UEFA and leave the Spanish and Italian cunts high and dry.

 

No wonder we had 6 PL clubs involved, and the only 6 to have pulled out like this.

 

All within a matter of hours of each other.

 

A sting of epic proportions, me thinks.

Yeah, I think so too. Can't see that many powerful people in key positions fucking up at the same time. Might not have got everything they wanted, butcsome sort of financial windfall and guarantee will have been handed over.

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20 minutes ago, SasaS said:

I still can't believe almost 20 percent of people on this forum want the ESL.

15 minutes ago, Josef Svejk said:

Anonymous poll unfortunately. Would be nice to name and shame! 

 

A number of people expressed frustrations with how football is being run.

 

I voted no, mainly due to the lack of relegation, but I don't think the idea of breaking away from UEFA is a bad one, This alternative was not the right answer either. 

 

We've fucked it now though. The whole concept will just go down as one massive embarrassment.

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11 minutes ago, m0e said:

If reports are true that we got a massive pay bump from UEFA, the yanks have played a blinder, financially.

 

Not condoning it, but these FSG guys ain't mugs.

 

Where have you seen this?

 

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Just now, MegadriveMan said:

 

Where have you seen this?

 

Mundo Deportivo are reporting it.

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3 minutes ago, MegadriveMan said:

 

Where have you seen this?

 

 

2 minutes ago, aRdja said:

Mundo Deportivo are reporting it.

For anyone wanting to read the article - Mundo Deportivo

 

Total commotion in the Super League, to which the Premier League clubs have dealt a critical, not fatal, blow. Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and United have decided to leave the idea of the Super League that they had all formed with Madrid, Barça, Atlético, Juventus, Inter, and Milan.

 

All the pressure that these clubs have received from England, in which they have faced rivals, organizations, and even their own footballers and coaches, seems to have been enough.

 

But it's not the only motive. Mundo Deportivo has learned that UEFA has played a fundamental role in that decision. Not because of the threats, but because he has offered a significant sum of money to the 'big six' for leaving the Super League, which seriously threatened his way of life.

 

This offer, however, has not reached Spanish clubs, which from the highest European body are seen as the main enemy, led by the ideologue Florentino Pérez.

 

Even so, from the Spanish teams, they see this departure of the Premier League teams as a step backward that is not definitive and they are convinced that the magnitude of the project will make them come back. There is tranquility in the surroundings of Barça and Real Madrid, aware that for the survival of all it is better to continue with the Super League.

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17 minutes ago, Josef Svejk said:

Anonymous poll unfortunately. Would be nice to name and shame! 

I was one, no shame here. 

The principle I agreed with, the plan I did not, not least because there wasn't a recognised plan.  Well, they could almost copy and paste UEFAs CL reforms, would be close enough.  

 

The ESL was a cry for help to fight against City and PSG. Its relatively obvious some of the 12 are soon going to the wall.  But that's ok, they didn't 'earn' a right to keep more of the money they helped UEFA generate for the past 20 years by piggybacking on huge support and the glow of the names.  No?

 

Football is now an entertainment industry, for better and for worse.  And the likes of us add a sheen to proceedings, we put bums on seats, we sell-out their venues, we bring A-list credibility to whatever we enter. We 'earned' that, through decades of defining moments in football. Through millions of fans desperate to watch us play.  And now we're destined to become wallpaper, an extra, a Walk-On role in the CL to give credibility to the sportswashing procession when City or PSG win the trophy. 

 

I don't feel good about any of this, I'm just resigned to watching everything we've built now erode, season by season.  Football is currently held together by sticky tape.  Covid isn't going away.

 

But yes, FSG handled this incredibly poorly, though I don't think they now care how they're perceived, they're selling and they don't care who buys. 

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44 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

Martin Samuel, bring in legislation to Govern English football now!

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9493203/MARTIN-SAMUEL-battle-isnt-won-end-sordid-beginning.html#comments

 

Yes Martin, we've all said pretty much the same thing to prevent oil nations and dubious Russian oligarchs or any one else, using dubious money sources to run English football clubs to the detriment of others. But you're firmly of the belief an owner should be able to pump as much money, from whatever sources, into their club no questions asked.

 

Most people seem to think a football club should 'earn' the money it gets rather than be spoonfed billions of pounds to turn them from no marks into champions at home and abroad.

 

But when clubs rightly or wrongly want to generate more money via the actual sport itself, that's wrong and therefore needs legislation to stop it being attempted again?

 

You and your colleagues are now promoting the idea mansour and abramovic are the saviours of English football.

 

What a warped sense of proportion you have, Martin.

 

I posted this on this fat cunt's Wail or should that be 'whale's' page. But the cunt likes to censor comments on his articles so it appears the vast majority agree with him and therefore always has his finger on the pulse of fans. Instead, he's got his foot on their necks. I dont expect he'll post it either.

 

He's actually glorying in the billions and billions of £s that have poured in from the lands and communities stretching from the Caspian fields to Sakhalin; from Umm Shaif to Bu Hasa. Glorying in all those hands covered with blood that have ferried the resources into UK football clubs. A bastard as slimy and odious as Samuel must, without shadow of a doubt, be on the take.

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5 minutes ago, Dynamite said:

 

For anyone wanting to read the article - Mundo Deportivo

 

Total commotion in the Super League, to which the Premier League clubs have dealt a critical, not fatal, blow. Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and United have decided to leave the idea of the Super League that they had all formed with Madrid, Barça, Atlético, Juventus, Inter, and Milan.

 

All the pressure that these clubs have received from England, in which they have faced rivals, organizations, and even their own footballers and coaches, seems to have been enough.

 

But it's not the only motive. Mundo Deportivo has learned that UEFA has played a fundamental role in that decision. Not because of the threats, but because he has offered a significant sum of money to the 'big six' for leaving the Super League, which seriously threatened his way of life.

 

This offer, however, has not reached Spanish clubs, which from the highest European body are seen as the main enemy, led by the ideologue Florentino Pérez.

 

Even so, from the Spanish teams, they see this departure of the Premier League teams as a step backward that is not definitive and they are convinced that the magnitude of the project will make them come back. There is tranquility in the surroundings of Barça and Real Madrid, aware that for the survival of all it is better to continue with the Super League.

Would be interesting if Barca/Real/Juve/Inter/AC decided not to back down.  The CL would become a bit of a joke. 

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I had a real dilemma today. My Dad’s funeral is this Friday. I live in New Jersey and can’t be back home for it. 
 

I ordered flowers this morning. LFC. He loved the club, Keegan, Toshack, Dalglish, Rush, Robbie, El Toro, Suarez, Mo, Bobby and Mane. Even though he just passed before this Super-League nonsense, I’m not sure how he would have felt about it all.

 

I decided to proceed notwithstanding. I almost cancelled them. But no.

 

Because we love this club, what it really stands for, below all the corporate bullshit.

 

He loved beans on his fry-up, (yep). He loved LFC. Even though we are a couple of wools, (South Wales), he loved LFC and his heart flowed when we got #19.

 

Anyhow, I’m rambling. Common sense I think has prevailed.

 

YNWA.

 

(Even you no-beans fascists)!

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1 hour ago, Josef Svejk said:

Anonymous poll unfortunately. Would be nice to name and shame! 

No shame here. The shame is you would like to suppress discussion by doing so. 

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It's all good saying drive FSG out but who's going to pay 2 billion to take over. Either a hedgefund, a dodgy fuck that can really finances it, some other cunt like Hicks or another sport washing gangster/state

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5 hours ago, aRdja said:

Mundo Deportivo are reporting it.


I can’t see that myself. Considering we were due to get a share of billions, it’d have to have been some pay off.

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So what happens now then? LFC will be even more despised by Neanderthal opposition supporters and the general public.  The team still needs an overhaul in key areas all whilst still battling for 4th spot and against teams vastly richer than we are?

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5 hours ago, m0e said:

If reports are true that we got a massive pay bump from UEFA, the yanks have played a blinder, financially.

 

Not condoning it, but these FSG guys ain't mugs.

 

To have gone through all that for nothing makes no sense to me.

 

To have kept it away form everyone and coordinated the announcement like they did, makes no sense to me either...

 

Unless this was the plan all along.

 

Rinse UEFA and leave the Spanish and Italian cunts high and dry.

 

No wonder we had 6 PL clubs involved, and the only 6 to have pulled out like this.

 

All within a matter of hours of each other.

 

A sting of epic proportions, me thinks.

We’ve just lost a 300million plus sign on fee plus billions over X amount of Years.  All that for a supposed meek payoff in the grand scheme of things from Uefa for non existent FFP and just for Uefa and the PL to get there hands on huge proportions of the money we bring in to distribute into their banks accounts and cunts who dictate rules against the good of the game.


This was the only chance to sort FFP out and wrestle football back from the likes of Sky.

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8 minutes ago, Pete said:

So what happens now then? LFC will be even more despised by Neanderthal opposition supporters and the general public.  The team still needs an overhaul in key areas all whilst still battling for 4th spot and against teams vastly richer than we are?

Back to crying over having no money to spend, VAR conspiracies, chest clubs in finals and everyone hates Liverpool/Scousers.

 

Oh and the Saudi’s buying Newcastle.

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3 minutes ago, J-V said:

Back to crying over having no money to spend, VAR conspiracies, Cheat clubs in finals and everyone hates Liverpool/Scousers.

Oh joy. 

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For al the reasons Alex K brilliantly outlined on the previous page, I was looking forward to UEFA being sidelined for all their corruption and greed over the years. Having a closed shop was no way to do it though.

 

Why not have the same format ( why was good) of two leagues of 10, but do it on merit ie top 4 from England, top 3 from Spain and Italy, top 2 from Germany & France, and then 6 other national champions through qualifying rounds.

 

Set up a separate body etc and allocate the funds between the Clubs involved with a 25% grassroots tax.

 

The only upside of the last few days  is exposing FSG for the greedy mercenaries they are  - no real difference to Hicks & Gillett...just better PR which our more gullible fans have fallen for over the years, assisted by FSG's complicit mouthpiece, The Echo.

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Glad that whole farce failed but what are we going back to?
 

FIFA corruption. ‘Slave workers’ building stadiums for a World Cup in Qatar. UEFA Giving tiny ticket allocations to teams in their finals. Televised matches only on (Multiple different) costly subscription platforms. The youth being priced out of ticket sales. The elitist breakaway PL. Rich club domination. Corporate hospitality. £300K per week salaries. All this while dads and mums pick up dogs shit, broken glass and needles on parks so their kids can have a match on a Saturday. 

 

Bollocks to the narrative that we have got the beautiful game back. That ship sailed long ago and will continue to gradually get further and further away. 

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