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Super League 2 months 8 hours ago #432668

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Money has taken over.  Some clubs are owned by billionaires, most by millionaires, all hell bent on getting richer.  Some have taken on huge amounts of debt to either fund new players or new stadiums.  Player salaries are ridiculous.  Outrageous transfer fees.  Agents fat & happy.  TV contacts, sponsorship deals, naming rights...  all about the money.  Fans get squeezed and forgotten.  Greed at UEFA, FIFA, every level.  This incarnation might have failed but will resurface in another incarnation.  They are determined to eat the golden goose, fans be damned.

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Super League 2 months 7 hours ago #432677

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Interesting how much of the blame and vitriol is aimed at American and petrostate owners.  General belief that the Americanization of football is the end aim and would be most destructive to European football in general.

While this is generally Type A greed on display the other elephant in the rooms is, as others have said, many of these teams have accumulated a lot of debt and, however unlikely it is, if any of them missed the CL or god forbid got relegated the hits to their revenue would be calamitous so the Super League represented guaranteed income, even if one of them became, say, the NY Jets of Super League.  (Thanks Ted Lasso Season 2 trailer for that joke).

 

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Super League 2 months 5 hours ago #432688

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Ubi Caritas, Where charity and love are, God is there.

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