rollo

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Now both Inter and A.C. Milan are looking to throw in the towel so it looks like the end of the road for this particular project but no doubt the same so called big clubs will come up with another money grasping plan in the not too distant future.
 

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The project has only been postponed i fear. Unfortunately money talks and they will be back with proposals in the future. Glad it is resolved for now though!.
 

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This was evidently the latest push to see how far they could go. The Liverpool owner's comment that the proposal could only succeed with the support of fans demonstrates an appalling lack of judgement if he thought that support would be forthcoming, or shows a naivety not normally found in a successful business person.

More pressure has also been put on UEFA to revise their European Champions League competition in a way that is even more to the liking of the so-called 'Big Clubs'. Reports in recent months suggest they were already well along that path.
 

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Does one class Leicester City as a 'big ' club? It was the exclusion of rising clubs from participating that irritated me, not the concept. Had Brighton and Hove won the FA Cup and consequently won the Europa to qualify the Champions League, would they be permitted entry?

Clearly not enough critical thinking has been done and would not be necessary if Uefa managed it's competitions to reflect changes as and when they occur!
 

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Leicester City would not be classed as a big club hence why many supporters like them. Supporters like them because they give hope for their own teams.

The long established big clubs Manchester Utd, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid Bayern Munich etc all have had their noses put out by the newer big boys notably Chelsea, PSG, and Manchester City. In otherwords old money does not like the threat new money brings so they are trying to pull up the drawbridge before anyone else threatens them.
 

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The established big clubs have done it by long periods of struggle mixed with success and have a record of tradition, whilst the new order have been bought by Russian and Royal houses with lots of unlimited cash with limited success. Was Birmingham City taken up by rich men but did not gain promotion? Now at West Ham and not really ready to push aside those above. Same with Charlton Athletic. Fan trust ownership tends to happen after administration when it is cheaper but is that really the way forward? A sound business is a requirement to receive the 'share' the leagues allocate each season to clubs but no mention is made of trusts being shareholders.
 

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