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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Yeah they didn't read the room too well with this one.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    I know very little about the machinations or what this leads to, but from an outsider looking in all I can say is: What a balls up.
    Sounds like UEFA is going to give them a bigger slice of the pie so they got what they were after.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Sounds like UEFA is going to give them a bigger slice of the pie so they got what they were after.
    See my earlier comment about the rich being mollycoddled.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Ahh well....it was a dream whilst it lasted. To be rid of having to play these lesser sides and no more bus parking.....

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Ahh well....it was a dream whilst it lasted. To be rid of having to play these lesser sides and no more bus parking.....
    I think you might have been having less of a dream and more of a delusion.
    Back to Dinamo Zagreb next year for Spurs I guess.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    This whole thing has me genuinely baffled.

    I could possibly make a case for the big 3 from Spain wanting in, but the English and Italian clubs? This was always going to go over like a lead balloon.

    All they are left with now is an embarrassing backflip and a hell of a lot of bad press.

    When Kerry Packer built World Series Cricket, he did so over genuine discontent from players about the amount of money they were getting out of the game, given the revenues at the time.

    The same surely cannot be said here.

    Europe hasn't even reached a stage where they're fully recovering from the pandemic, and these clubs pull a stunt like this?

    I'm scratching my head to try and figure out the endgame here.

    Surely this is more than a case of 'not reading the room'. This blew up in a way I've never seen before.

    If I'm a manager of one of these clubs I'm *!*!*!*!ing furious with the owner/ executives right now.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Ahh well....it was a dream whilst it lasted. To be rid of having to play these lesser sides and no more bus parking.....
    Yes unfortunately Leicester still have to lower themselves to Spurs and Arsenal.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    See my earlier comment about the rich being mollycoddled.
    I guess they know they are the cash cows for the FA/UEFA/FIFA and want more out of it for themselves rather than lining these CEOs pockets.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Pretty amazing achievement by the owners of the breakaway clubs to make UEFA/FIFA look like the champions of the people.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Pretty amazing achievement by the owners of the breakaway clubs to make UEFA/FIFA look like the champions of the people.
    “Hey let’s see if we can come up with an idea so unpopular it turns a universally hated cartel of corruption into the good guys”

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Ahh well....it was a dream whilst it lasted. To be rid of having to play these lesser sides and no more bus parking.....
    The most boring games year after year are between the big teams. City vs United, Chelsea vs Liverpool, Liverpool vs United

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topdog View Post
    The most boring games year after year are between the big teams. City vs United, Chelsea vs Liverpool, Liverpool vs United
    Leeds under Bielsa have been the most entertaining this season along with City. I love KDB.

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    I guess they know they are the cash cows for the FA/UEFA/FIFA and want more out of it for themselves rather than lining these CEOs pockets.
    They knew what they were doing - they wanted more dollars and they will now get it.
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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Will there be any backlash or penalties for the breakaway clubs? The EPL shouldn't allow acts of treason to go unpunished.

    The interesting part for me was that based on a number of people I know who support the likes of United, and Liverpool etc their fans were livid and wanted their clubs to cop their lumps. City and Chelsea fans not so much.
    "Lets put the mouthguards in and get to work"

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    Re: Break away European Super League.

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Will there be any backlash or penalties for the breakaway clubs? The EPL shouldn't allow acts of treason to go unpunished.

    The interesting part for me was that based on a number of people I know who support the likes of United, and Liverpool etc their fans were livid and wanted their clubs to cop their lumps. City and Chelsea fans not so much.
    Did you not see the protests at the Bridge?

    Im involved in a couple of forums and it was condemned by all.

    Maybe the Pool and Man U fans were livid as those two clubs plus Real are the masterminds behind it.
    The curse is dead.

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