11 Feb 2018 13:42:22
{Ed's Note - shawthing has posted a new article entitled, Complications with a European Super Champions League

1.) 11 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018 14:07:09
Football has turned into a more fluid version of chess. A european super league would be extremely successful, but the essence of the game will be lost, it will only be a shallow reminder of the excitement and passion the game once brought. Dissapointing really, one can only hope that a few "top" managers will relish the challenge to develop a team in the lower leagues into a superpower. but that's too idealistic i suppose.

2.) 11 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018 17:41:23
The only people the European super league would benefit would be the greedy players and agents who are already bleeding the sport dry.

{Ed002's Note - And the fans who want it. And the sponsors of course. You do realise that this is fundamentally no different to what the Premier League did?}

3.) 11 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018 18:45:27
Absolutely, and look at how poor that is. More and more empty seats, even City the best team by far can’t fill there ground. As for the fans wanting it, really? It’s those same fans getting priced out of football. I go and watch Nice every now and again, costs me around 10 to 15 quid. Not the 60 to 70 quid it costs me here.
If that happens in Europe the league will be like the league stages in the Champions league. Bloody pointless and boring.

4.) 11 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018 18:11:16
The premier league was just a rebranding ans sponsorship of division 1. Would the European super league take the place of the champs league. I thought it was more of a move away for the top clubs from their domestic leagues and champs league?

{Ed002's Note - The premier league took all of the sponsorship money away - hence the original comment.}

5.) 11 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018 18:55:35
Absolutely Ed. But there are possible scenarios that do weigh on both sides of the discussion. eg When Wimbledon morphed into MK Dons. ie moving for a bigger fan base. In theory Man City (for an example I pick them) could see that when a European League is formed, they would be better off located in say Paris or another European city. this could apply to Man Utd, Liverpool or anyone. The traditional club side of the game would be lost. It is slowly evolving anyway. I understand that. but unless there are specific rules about location that I don't know about it is possible. Certainly the Premier League benefitted the 20 teams in it and the Champions League benefitted the ones in that. Certain clubs managed to find other investment prior to the formation of the Financial Fair Play rules. Chelsea stick out most to me. but then the Financial Fair Play rules were introduced when a "top 4" had already been established. Thus preventing other clubs doing it in such a quite decadent way. Grass roots football and lower league clubs have sort of had a small benefit, but the monies involved in the Premier League are quite disgusting. I don't know the answers to these problems, but am pretty sure a European League will come and it is almost cartel like.

{Ed002's Note - They are not franchises, that is not actually possible and no one is looking to do it. You perhaps want to read up on FFP.}