Socialism never existed among the rich. Many of us agree on that mate.
"Charity" is the term they prefer.
Super League? Top Clubs?
- Juventus has been eliminated in the CL in the last 3 seasons by clubs they consider not deemed to be in this Superleague, Ajax, Lyon and Porto
- Tottenham has never won a CL...actually they have many more seasons that they played Europa League/Uefa Cup than CL
- Arsenal is even worse, they have one Cup of winners Cup and a Uefa cup.
- Chelsea and Man City are clubs with less tradition than Nottingham Forrest or WBA and have had some success in the 2000s only
- Atletico Madrid has been relegated (and not due to corruption as Juventus) in the 90s in Spain.
Yeah its all said when this "Superleague" league of 12 best clubs is missing 5 of the top 12 clubs with the best accumulative record in Uefa competitions and has in it 2 clubs that do not make the top30.
I hope that Uefa basically takes these clubs effective immediately from the Uefa competitions, awards CL to PSG and Europa league final between Villareal and Roma. Consequently not paying any CL prices of TV rights this year also for these clubs.
Most players already said that if they cannot play in the National Team they will not represent these clubs. So good luck playing with a bunch of nowbodys in a 12 team competition with each one playing 15 times against the other club...
Even though I agree with all written, I would prefer a more "professional" dialogue without threats... Superleague is not the answer we want to a UEFA revision about the best club competition in the world, but we all know how UEFA arrogance is bigger than the universe.
PSG has not agreed on the the Superleague purely because they have tight connections with BeIn Sports, who has UCL rights, besides owners have serious ties to FIFA in Qatar World Cup... so no way they also deserve to win UCL right away, bosses would happily jumped ship if they had anything to gain from it... Bayern and Borussia though, they seem really genuine to deny ESL with respect to their fans... Anyway, there goes the 15 permanent members that ESL wanted.
All these clubs now try to move away from the "greedy image" they're being attached to, like Atletico who released a statement with nine reasons to join ESL
... Nothing has convinced me they are just using UEFA has a scapegoat to keep the profits for themselves and extend the gap between spanish top three and the rest.
In the end, it's like @Iulian
wrote, we need EVERYONE to have some pleasant surprises like LCFC or Atalanta "kicking" the status quo and ESL is only appealing to build 12 super squads... everyone loves to see the best of the best fighting each other, but only when MERIT is also in the equation, not lifetime free passes.
Quite proud to see portuguese players already against this new ESL, even when some are playing in those 12 teams... I saw how would Portugal team would become without the players from those teams and it wasn't that bad actually, I'm sure all would give their all to replace Ronaldo, Bruno, Bernardo, Felix or Cancelo.