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Super League is an abomination but Spurs must be at the table
By Bruce Grove -

This European Super League plan is an abomination as far as I am personally concerned, it genuinely makes me feel sick, however, we have to get real here.

If this thing collapses I will be ecstatic but if it does not and it goes ahead then sadly, Tottenham must have a seat at the table.

Not to be a part of it automatically means the club will shrink in size, the finances simply will not be there, the top players will not be there and we will have to get used to a diet of mediocre matches.

We may not like that but that is the reality of this awful idea.

I never thought I would see the day where there would be no jeopardy, where what you do on the field of play will have no effect on whether you qualify for Europe’s elite competitions.

But that is the choice, isn’t it?

Either we are part of a competition that we do not have to qualify for and face no risk of relegation or we are confined to second-tier football.

Given that choice, then it is the super league that I would choose. An awful choice to have to make but that is what is facing us right now.

Fingers crossed that somehow this abomination is stopped in its tracks but I fear that is unlikely.

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago

A lot of those clubs are in serious debt because they couldn’t control their spending, Real and Barcelona paying Galactico wages and World record transfer fees of over a hundred million on Coutinho and Dembele by Barcelona.

They all refused to have a wage cap or control agent fees. Now they have wrecked their clubs they want every other club and football fan in the world to bail them out.

Because it will be every person who wants to watch this League or attend these games will have to play inflated prices. And there will be no trickle down of money to lower Leagues. Crumbs maybe.

They present themselves in the words of the Real Madrid president as wanting to save football. They are the ones who have helped destroy it.

They present themselves as great business men, when really with their cartel football and closed shop monopoly they are no less than modern day robber barons.

Soon, you’ll be paying £200 for that replica Jersey and a tenner for that pint of beer.

Last edited 7 months ago by James McKevitt
justin
justin
7 months ago

One thing that has surprised me is the mock outrage from Sky. I wonder though, is the fear there that the clubs will cut Sky out? The infrastructure is there for clubs to sell direct to punters, or to mix and match deals with Amazon, BT, Sky, etc. Clubs now have better developed commercial departments for sponsorships, and you don’t need traditional TV companies to sell subscription TV anymore. A coincidence Amazon picked Tottenham for the documentary, or a foreshadowing?

Real and Barcelona have definitely be watching with envy the Premier league, as have the Italian teams. It showed that even 30 years ago clubs pulling together can strike better deals with broadcasters.

Last edited 7 months ago by justin
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago
Reply to  justin

There are no coincidences in this game.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago

I think you’re right there’s more going on than we’re hearing. The end game is for Man Utd and Liverpool with a worldwide fan base to sell their own games, each game maybe bringing in a hundred million or more.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago
Reply to  justin

They see the money made by the pay per view boxing matches, hundreds of millions for one event. Man United say they have over a billion fans worldwide and think they can get a tenth of them to pay for games, even at £1a game that is potentially £200 million a game. That’s where this is heading, that is the real goal, not a Super League at all but the chance to sell their own games and f*ck everyone else.

Kevin Freund
Kevin Freund
7 months ago

If it goes ahead we’re in the top euro comp every year .

if it doesn’t we’re not .

i choose the 1st option

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago

Once all the huffing and puffing and outrage is over, it won’t be so bad. Who knows Levy may even get to like it and show some ambition?

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago

Sit at the table yes, but what is being created here is a world that has nothing to do with the game we all love and nothing to do with the true meaning of sport .
Therefore the sacrifice is not only a gamble on each clubs future but it’s completely changing what the game is supposed to be about.
If ever there was a time for genuine football fans to stand up and be counted then it has to be now, so many clubs have been hijacked and sold to people who just see making money as the incentive.
The spiralling out of control of players wages is the main reason for clubs to find themselves in such a financial mess, players who are already earning millions will have to decide where they want to be, even richer and play in one competition or remain an international and play in all domestic competitions.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago

There is no THFC anymore, just the abomination build in Levys image. It’ll be perfect for them to slink off into an Americanized nightmare with a quarter filled stadium losing every match. You reap what you sow. Sadly, Spurs fans were giddy for ENIC and their ‘brave new world’ and allowed the club to be finished off completely. It’s also West Ham who will suffer, having sold their soul for absolutely nothing cos they aren’t a part of this, nor Everton, who’s plush stadium plans will also be pointless. They have a chance to salvage their club cos Goodison is still standing and every true Everton fan should make sure it stays standing cos there is NO promised land. We had the promised land. Football is the communitys, the pyramid, the small clubs and the elite with the right to dream and compete. Lewis and Levy should rename what they’ve created and f#_k off and rot in the place they build it for. It’s not a football club, it’s an entertainment complex. Take the Spurs name off it.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
7 months ago

I think that is a tad unfair.
Many said they were bad news from other ventures. Probably the silent majority hoped for some pots and a minority would still cheer if he announced “from 1/8/21 Tottenham Hotspur will be renamed the Atlanta Hotsteppers”

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago

That’s got a nice twang….

Harry Hotspur
7 months ago

Chicken Badge Moosekateers

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

😋

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago

Yes a number of us have known from the start.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago

Cocky Cockeralettes

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

We’ll take the cockerel too…they can have another beast.

matt
matt
7 months ago

I would rather be in it than not. But having no relegation stinks. I hope this is all some kind of negotiating position and actually some kind of relegation mechanism that is favourable to ‘founding members’ is introduced. If a relegation mechanism is added to the mix then everyone needs to get over it because this ESL will happen.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 months ago

100% agree with you, Bruce. Of course, a principal reason for this new structure is the frightening amount of debt some of these clubs have racked up. For me, in an ideal scenario, the chairmen of Spurs, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd etc would be thrown in a debtors’ prison! Somewhat Victorian in my attitude to money, don’t believe in all this leverage: it’s immoral. The American disease: anything to make the sale!

For Myself, I’ve seldom used a credit card. A few years ago, the Post Office suggested I apply for some travel card and I was rejected. Didn’t have a credit history! By this stage of my life I was probably, in actual fact, far less of a risk than the vast majority of people they were giving one to!

Myg
Myg
7 months ago

Not just Yanks unfortunately geezer, America might be the operating base of a lot of the faceless transnational ruling class but it’s exactly as it sounds, transnational.

Lot of the money in this competition is speculated to be more reputation laundering from Gulf Slave States like the UAE, Qatar, Saudis etc. and I’m sure there’s more than a few Billionaires rubbing their hands together the world over.

And let’s not forget the fact that Fiorentino Perez with his Madrid cabal and the entire Barca board are using this to get themselves out of their billions of debt between them!

As much as I don’t always agree with Bruce and his penchant for spotting Marxists under the bed at every turn despite not being able to identify one in a prison line-up, he’s spot on here, not being at the table would be the most damning indictment of Levy, Lewis & ENIC since they came to this club.

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