After reading the proposal I'm actually quite comfortable with this, especially,
"Midweek fixtures with all participating clubs continuing to compete in their respective national leagues, preserving the traditional domestic match calendar which remains at the heart of the club game."
So what I'm seeing is the big European clubs thumbing their noses at UEFA and their European competitions - but that they are still committed to playing in their domestic leagues. Of course they expect to make much more money out of it, and the lure is definitely the financial certainty of top tier competition every year - just look at how much it hurts us not to be in the UCL.
The non-founding members hate it because it will widen the financial gap, and the ESL clubs will be even more financially dominant in their respective leagues than they are now. But just look at the way the big clubs are being gobbled up one by one by shady mega-corporations who think legitimate business transactions involve attacking rivals with cattle-prods - it's not like the money coming into some of the dominant clubs is less tainted than this idea.
The FA and the FL will have to back down because they know that a competition without us is a watered down competition that will have less appeal and less money.
Of course given time the ESL may become more important to Arsenal than the EPL - but that isn't guaranteed.
And let's not forget women's football - this looks like exactly the sort of competition that will help the game.
Big Wengz said from the start the goal is to destroy the Premier League....
100% There's a breakaway clause in there. These people aren't (that) stupid. At least not when it comes to their own money.
Genuinely worried now we’re getting taken for a ride by Perez.
Read today that the American owners are more committed to breaking away because they don’t understand relegation.
Flo is such a sly little ****** I bet he saw Vinai and Stan coming a mile off