Yes owners love twist words dodge questions. I'm really not asking anything big just we all want a honest explanationOf course not. It’ll be careful, apologetic with a smattering of lies leading to a bright, competitive Kroenke led future.
The whole things going to be on Zoom ffs. Couldn’t be more tame if they tried. Whoever’s representing the fans will be flacid and quiet. Pointless.
motherf*ckers closed the thread right while i'm in the middle of my epiphany.
The whole talk since Sunday has been about fans, "there's no football without fans" etc. And that's absolutely true, although tbh certain categories of fans are increasingly less essential to the game, match-going Arsenal fans for example are in reality not particularly essential to the sport.
But there's not been enough talk about the players. I saw some American takes being like they don' understand why we have so many leagues in Europe and so many clubs. And others respond like "it's our tradition, it's our connection to our community!" And that's true, but it misses the essential point that all those clubs in all those leagues are necessary to produce the elite footballers at the top of the game.
De Bruyne started at KVV Drongen in the Belgian lower leagues, before going to Gent and then Genk. You simply don't have Man City star Kevin De Bruyne without lower league Belgian football.
I find it strange that so much noise was devoted to the fan element of the argument, but no attention was paid to the more important question of: how would a super league effect the football pyramid and therefore the source of the elite's talent?