New £4.6bn plan revealed for “big six” – Bad news for NUFC’s slim Saudi takeover hopes?

Another ludicrous plan has emerged today following the failure of “Project Big Picture”, this time being a brand new ‘European Premier League’ worth a massive £4.6bn.

A quick spoiler, and one you could have guessed, it will massively favour the ‘big six’ clubs!

Here’s some information Sky Sports have released about the proposed tournament so far:

  • Liverpool, Man Utd in talks about joining new FIFA-backed tournament; Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham reportedly also approached
  • As many as five English clubs could sign up
  • More than a dozen teams from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain said to be in negotiations
  • Format would comprise up to 18 teams, with home and away fixtures played during regular European season
  • Top-placed teams would play in knockout tournament
  • Provisional start date as early as 2022
  • Wall Street bank JP Morgan in talks to provide £4.6bn in funding
  • Tournament could usurp Champions League

So a tournament that could potentially ‘usurp’ the Champions League, with ‘invitations’ for the big teams in the Premier League – instead of the classic qualification process. How convenient for the big boys, who don’t want any other club coming to eat with them at the top table!

This essentially ensures that the ‘big six’ remain the best in the land, as they’ll always be the ones with the opportunity to earn football’s greatest club prize.

This would undoubtedly impact any slim hopes that remain of a Saudi-backed takeover at NUFC. After all, why would someone plough so much investment into a side that isn’t going to be involved in Europe’s biggest ties?

Even with a takeover, it could mean teams like us, as well as the current top-performers Everton and Aston Villa, will no longer be a worry. The top six don’t have to fight for their place in Europe – they will be gifted it.

Also, the ‘European Premier League’ would only create a bigger gap between the ‘big six’ and the remaining 14 teams from a financial perspective.

Just like the ridiculous ‘Project Big Picture’ I really can’t imagine this plan comes to fruition. It’s clear evidence that the big clubs want to eliminate competition – and it’s not fair.

Hopefully, this plan will eventually join the multitude of other disgraced FIFA/ Premier League ‘projects’.

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3 thoughts on “New £4.6bn plan revealed for “big six” – Bad news for NUFC’s slim Saudi takeover hopes?

  1. SO much for the Premier League’s Fit & Proper owners checking…

    …as it turn’s out to be the American’s that will take the beautiful game away from them!

    They PL seem to be sleeping and just skimming the profits into their own pocket!!

    The whole business is shameful

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  2. I think the American owners of these clubs are misreading fan opinion.

    Only they want this.
    The mega-rich imposing their will on the locked-out and locked-down financially struggling fans.
    It`ll make the Premier League a prestige and prize-money only competition at the top.
    This devalues the “Premier League” as a product.

    More good work from Mr Masters.
    Everything he touches turns to ….

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  3. That’s fine, let the big 6 go it alone in Europe. The FA should then boot them out of the prem. Let’s get back to grass roots football.

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