Why don’t they just buy clubs in Asia or America and sign whoever they want. Leave us here with our legacy clubs.
Premier league is as much to blame as these owners. They let the leeches in and the only reason they blocked the Saudis was because they pirated football and not because they had a man killed in the Turkish embassy.
Champions league in the last few years has been good to watch. Some of the groups can be boring, but there are other groups that can be entertaining. We had two of the founder clubs, Dortmund and Shakhtar in one group. Inter finished last. The Man United, PSG and Leipzig group was good too. I just don’t get this urge to change it. Yeah you going to get a few teams that are not going to be as competitive, so what you going to do? Throw them out or something. They got in the tournament by right. The knockouts have always been good.
This super league is just meaningless friendlies with no consequences. How will that be entertaining? Klopps right that nobody wants to watch Madrid vs Liverpool every year. The fixture loses its spark. Plus how many times is Man United vs Liverpool going to happen in a season as a result of this or Barca vs Madrid.
I also don’t think some of these clubs have thought about the impact of their brand with this super league. A lot of these clubs besides Spurs have won stuff. Some of these clubs will be laughing stocks in a Super league. Man Uniteds brand got bigger because they kept winning. In the premier league they are going to win most their games. In a super league that won’t be guaranteed. How is that going to generate new fans or even sponsors? I know United have been shite in recent years, but in the premier league they still are favourites for majority of games, where as in the super league they could be potential whipping boys for the rest. That goes for Arsenal and Spurs too.
This is driven by two Spanish clubs that have been jealous of the prem money. One that needs to fund a new stadium and the other that has been mismanaged for a decade, somehow managed to waste £200m that they received from PSG. Looks like the government isn’t bailing them out, so they looking to this for the solution.