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Super League 3 months 2 weeks ago #432282

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Need to see all the details but on the surface I'm not really a big fan of the Super League idea.  (Hold all Arsenal jokes about being in the Super League)

But in all honesty I can easily see myself supporting them less in a Super League.

Seems like so far Bayern and PSG haven't committed yet.

Thoughts?

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Super League 3 months 2 weeks ago #432326

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My recollection is Bayern is totally opposed to the "super" League.

I am personally not in favor as it would likely give even more power to the oil sheik and other rich clubs, to the detriment of the other other. I think it kills the spirit of football. 

Update: UEFA Issues statement decrying planned European Super League - Bavarian Football Works
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Super League 3 months 2 weeks ago #432328

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I'll put my bias up front: long-time West Ham supporter. Predictably, I'm not excited about the notion of one more exclusive competition that can only damage the EPL, Champions League, Europa.

But it's the nature of business: the big and rich need to keeping inventing ways to get bigger and richer. Can't be angry at them for trying.

That said, I hope it goes nowhere. I don't believe it will improve the game for the long term.
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Moose post=432282 wrote: Need to see all the details but on the surface I'm not really a big fan of the Super League idea.  (Hold all Arsenal jokes about being in the Super League)

But in all honesty I can easily see myself supporting them less in a Super League.

Seems like so far Bayern and PSG haven't committed yet.

Thoughts?
 

I read something today that in general the German and French leagues/teams are not supporting the idea yet.  I wonder how many guys are willing to give up World Cup, European Cup, anything else UEFA and FIFA aligned for this.  I know the owners are going to make out like bandits with less teams/organizations to share with, but how big are the pay increases going to be for the players?
 

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Super League 3 months 2 weeks ago #432370

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Greed. Simple as that. 

As a guy who just took his out of shape ass and ran 90 in my men’s league, this is insane. And claiming my club should have a part in this shows you it’s all about money. 
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You know it’s bad idea when Arsenal and Spurs fans are united in their hate of this. 

feedback is overwhelming negative 

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It is huge news over here.  It was the lead story on the news this morning.  I look forward to seeing what my colleagues say when I talk to them later today.  Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal and all London based so I have a ton of colleagues that support those squads.   

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Super League 3 months 2 weeks ago #432404

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Maybe Klopp to Munich isn’t that far fetched after all. He’s come out pretty strong against this Super League, said he was blindsided by it. Rumors are floating around that Mourinho might have been sacked because he disapproved also. It’s kinda cold to sack him right before a Cup final so there might be some truth to that but I think he’s getting the boot on results alone. 

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If you have 6 minutes to spare, watch James Corden’s rant about this league on YouTube or twitter. I’m not a fan of his at all but he’s pretty spot on. I do think footie has been corrupted for a lot longer than he romantizes about the sport but I really don’t disagree with him at all. 

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Sky News understands Chelsea are preparing documents to formally withdraw from the super league

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