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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haha no fricking chance. Enjoy Madrid v Betis

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This in itself should be enough to never ever sell rights to NBC again.
      Of course the premier league suits will see dollar signs but everyone else should be prepared to invade in order to protect our heritage.

      >I want all the economic benefits of globalization in my sportswashed league ran by sheiks and consortiums but you can't play league games in other countries because.... because you cant okay?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a red line and you can't cross it. Go and cry in the corner fat lad.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Aww is the wittle baby gonna cwy when Aston Villa vs Arsenal happens in Los Angeles?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Seethe on fatty

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody in the UK wants sheiks or israelites owning our teams fatman

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Go watch League One football then. EPL is a global league for customers, not for "english" fans.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anglos can't even watch their own league legally because of some 3pm cuck rule so they all flood onto foreigners streams to watch

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >still calling an island full of britons, celts, normans, danes, romans an anglo country
            only thing more moronic is saying the USA is just an anglo country

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there are extremely few Normans or danes in the uk

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go read a history book you moron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's just a larp because you don't want to accept that you're Celtic

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's less Celtic heritage on the main island, if you want to claim Ireland is mostly Celtic sure, but in England, definitely not. Especially eastern England which was a landing spot for invaders.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          shoulda got 50+1
          Alas you're now cucked forever to the slavery of sports capitalism

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Every top team has been owned by those two groups since around 2009, stop living in the past. Most people have accepted it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          City fans don't care. Newcastle fans don't care. Chelsea fans don't care (unless they are doing badly in the league).

          Cry about it. Your masters own you and your clubs and there's nothing you can do about it. At least the Germans have self-respect enough to enforce 50+1 fan majority at their clubs. You don't.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The only fans that do care are teams that lack the same funds, Newcastle fans were whining about Arab owners until they got one themselves

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh no the Super League will definitely be happening then

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >at least the Germans have self-respect enough to enforce 50+1 fan majority at their clubs. You don't.
            >you dont have the self respect to jack in 150 years of practice and follow the Germans
            ABEism is literally a mental disease.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          must’ve dreamt all those Newcastle fans celebrating the Saudi takeover then

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This in itself should be enough to never ever sell rights to NBC again.
      Of course the premier league suits will see dollar signs but everyone else should be prepared to invade in order to protect our heritage.

      There's a red line and you can't cross it. Go and cry in the corner fat lad.

      You know it's inevitable right?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't wait for ad breaks every 5 minutes. Fricking Americans

      This in itself should be enough to never ever sell rights to NBC again.
      Of course the premier league suits will see dollar signs but everyone else should be prepared to invade in order to protect our heritage.

      We own you

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        good. keep sending us all your nuclear weapons and fighter jets, my colonial cousin. love you <3

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Make me watch NFL then

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't wait for ad breaks every 5 minutes. Fricking Americans

      hey, get me another beer!

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't wait for ad breaks every 5 minutes. Fricking Americans

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have to replish my snacks and insulin

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only possible way to show ads during a match is when there's a VAR decision being made, which makes me think VAR was more about ads being implemented than any other reason..
      The absolute worst case scenario would be picture-in-picture ads as the game is being played

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The absolute worst case scenario would be picture-in-picture ads as the game is being played
        I see this sometimes in streams, don’t remember if it was on burger channels tho

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ive seen it on mexican and South African streams

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Super league is dead, next year there will be Girona and Bologna in CL while Chelsea and Man United will not be there, communism won in the end

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Communism won being rich clubs spent hundreds of millions on shit players?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hey should we strengthen each others sports in our respective countries?
    >nah we should instead host nfl games in europe and epl games in america
    i fricking hate israelites and the irish (gingerjews) so much it's unreal

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This in itself should be enough to never ever sell rights to NBC again.
    Of course the premier league suits will see dollar signs but everyone else should be prepared to invade in order to protect our heritage.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually Todd Boehly who is pushing for it the most

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what a legend

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone else should be prepared to invade in order to protect our heritage.
      You sold all your teams to Arabs and corporations. All your teams are overpaying and going defunct left and right. There is no heritage left.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't sell anything mate

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao. The heritage is fine. Your fat c**t suits tried shenanigans the other year and got told to do one by fans of big clubs fans of small clubs, players, pundits, journos, MPs from every party and the Royal Family - and everyone here hates each other. Keep paying your tv money so we can buy top dadda players, or don't, nobody cares.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        brutal but fair
        the Anglo doesn't like this truth
        the yank owner cucked him

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      your sport is dominated by oil money owners from another continent who neither understand nor care about soccer other than being able to pose with their purchased trophies

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        arabs love football, it's the americans who are clueless and need kicking out of the sport

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Foreign owners don't give a frick about your heritage
          All they care about is how much money they can milk out of the brands

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Americans, yes. The arabs and the Russians, no
            As a result, the American run clubs are generally shit on the pitch and a joke. Villa are an exception but they have a towel head making the decisions

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The towels voted for the Super League

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As did abramovich but they were junior partners in the scheme, FOMOing

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Villa are an exception because they have a God tier manager that can make average or shit players over perform. Arsenal letting him go was a massive mistake

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Arabs are mental about footy and they know how to run a club, unlike the yanks at united, arsenal and chelsea

          absolute state of english pride

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            absolute state of seething americans that can't accept your kind can't run a successful football team.
            the amount of money chelsea spent should have them in the top 4, bare minimum

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Trust the process. Boehly's in control

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Arabs are mental about footy and they know how to run a club, unlike the yanks at united, arsenal and chelsea

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The EPL already tried to do this with the 39th game before NBC was a bidder

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You guys have been selling your heritage to Americans for at least the last two centuries. This is just another step in that process.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >heritage
      >under globalized capitalism

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dem teeth
        klopp?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i went to the liverpool dortmund friendly a few years back in charlotte and watching soccer in NFL stadiums is EXTREMELY grim
    could be kinda cool if they played in soccer specific stadiums but you know they wouldn't because they want to fill a huge nfl stadium.
    but regardless this is evil and any (soccer) league that plays ANY game in a foreign country, even charity shield type games, is a fraud league.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's so bad about it? I mean, the pitch size isn't a real problem, right?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the seats are built more outwards than upwards so the sightlines are not optimal for soccer.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would anyone want to watch jf teams play in their country? Bizarre. Watch your own leagues you weridos.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomers hate MLS

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're not your team. Hated foreigners own them.

      You're a number in their accounting books.

      You can never have 50+1

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody cares who owns football clubs apart from krauts and butthurt ABE Americans

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You were seething for years about kneeling and it was all because of your owners

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >50+1

        Admit it: you guys would absolutely love it if some meme American billionaire (Silicon Valley nerd, Texan oilman, 9th generation Astor, etc) bought Schalke and started pumping crazy money into the club and basically acting like Mark Cuban

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Schalke fans would riot and everybody else would be mad as well (but make tons of memes). Nobody minds people putting in money in general of course, but buying the club is impossible and fans would not tolerate it

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are Hispanics so assblasted about this
    Its not happening

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate America so much.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey this isn't just us
      The Yuros have been trying this for a while

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moors*
        it's only the Spanish who want this garbage

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Britbros... this is your future. The American money did not come without strings attached. The economic colonization of little Britain will only accelerate from here.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We sold you London Bridge again. Ta very much. And pay your Peawiener subscription

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NBC Sports executed their opt out clause months in and the games were auctioned off to trash tier platforms…why even post nonsense like this?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wtf are you talking about
      NBC still has the rights and paid a lot of money for it

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >heh at least my Arab bull is better then your yank bull
    beyond the pale
    did the kneeling truly mindbreak them
    did the multi-year humiliation ritual for rorke with a manlet Indian ruler truly break him?

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1 billion UK dollars for 12th? I can do it for 1.5

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The entire point of the league format is that all teams play each other home and away. If you start playing certain matches abroad in the US then it completely undermines the purpose of the league.

    It's not even like you could arrange any of the other English fixtures in the US either. There would be riots if you tried to ruin the FA Cup with this bollocks. People care less about the Carabao Cup, but midweek fixtures probably won't result in the best financial returns for Americans. And with domestic cup competitions, the lower-division teams thrive on the additional money they receive when they host one of the big boys at their own stadium. So it would frick the rest of the pyramid too. The only possible fixture that could logistically be arranged to be played abroad is the Community Shield, but the entire point of that is that the revenue gets donated to charity. So there's little point in playing it in the US for financial reasons. Not to mention that USA timezones would mean the matches are played at an incredibly inconvenient time for English fans.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >then it completely undermines the purpose of the league
      M8 the point of the league is to make money
      Sport is just the medium to sell tickets

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're thinking of american sports

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not saying our sports aren't and even worse
          But I mean your jerseys has ads on them
          It's a commercial league

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >then it completely undermines the purpose of the league
            M8 the point of the league is to make money
            Sport is just the medium to sell tickets

            >the point of the league is to make money
            yeah?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Club valuations have exploded
            Most of those clubs are worth over 400% more than they were 10 years ago

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And a valuation is meaningless until you actually sell.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And Boehly will make a ton when he does

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >
        >

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe in America where the commercialisation pre-dates the formation of the sport and leagues. In Europe the opposite is true.

        If they try this it'd cause 10x more outrage than the super league and there's a significant chance the government would get involved. They're already working on creating a regulatory body to look over football as they no longer trust the PL or FA to run it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You do realize it's not the 19th century anymore, right?
          Sports aren't a goodwill measure from the rich to the people
          The point is to make money

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tell that to Sheik Mansour

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just a rich guy trying to divest his country's riches before the oil runs out

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Again your speaking from an American perspective.

            Every time football tried to push too far: MK dons, ticket prices, super league. They ended up getting BTFO by fans and the government. If they tried to do this it'd be an even worse backlash and probably result in government legislation banning overseas competitive games in the PL

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You still have fricking ads on the jerseys
            Still play in the Emirates FA Cup
            Still play in those shitty preseason tours in foreign countries

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you still have things that don't interrupt the game
            >this is the same as ads stopping the match every 5 minutes
            frick off you dumb c**t

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They're commercials to be sold either way

            It was still the working mans sports less than 20 years ago, go be a dumb yank subhuman somewhere else. You people worship money and push for things that don't benefit you at all it just makes other people money, truly a pathetic group of people

            >It was still the working mans sports less than 20 years ago
            That's naïve
            Your teams have just sold out more

            Because nobody gives a shit about sponsors on shirts or pre season stuff

            So it's not an ad if no one cares?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because nobody gives a shit about sponsors on shirts or pre season stuff

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            None of those things cross the line. There's obviously money in football. Thays just a fact of professionalism.
            These thinga would cross the line:
            >in game ad breaks
            >closed shop super league
            >english matches played abroad

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >english matches played abroad
            See the league already fricking tried to do this in 2009
            And you're blaming the yanks now lmao

            In your culture, not for football fans here

            If that was true then billionaires wouldn't be interested

            A sponsorship is not an advert. If you can't comprehend the difference then there's no point discussing this further because you're a clueless moron.

            >A sponsorship is not an advert
            >This are different if I define them that way

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tried being the operative word

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There are parasites making money out of football (not you Roman or Mansour) but that's not the point of it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >that's not the point of it
            It is the point of professional sports
            It's a product
            It's just a victim of capitalism

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody forces you to watch it. I support a lower league team which has no money and loses all the time. Don't like the show, stop watching.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your local mom and pop store is still a capitalist franchise
            Doesn't mean the same rules don't apply

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            your mom is a capitalist franchise because she sells sex to black men for meth

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Most football clubs are money pits mate

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As I said, the goal is in the valuation, not the actual revenues
            Sports clubs are basically property in the real estate market

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But that's not the point of football. It's a financial game that megarich speculators are playing with the big teams because JFs watch our league for some reason. No football fan cares if they win or lose and if they bugger off looking for "value" somewhere else in ten years time nobody will care either. If making money was the purpose of the sport and the owners were actually in control theyd've got their super league.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >No football fan cares
            If you don't own a stake then you're practically irrelevant

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do you really not understand or is it an "im a spacker" gimmick?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A sponsorship is not an advert. If you can't comprehend the difference then there's no point discussing this further because you're a clueless moron.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Sports aren't a goodwill measure from the rich to the people
            It was never this, poor people created the clubs and created the leagues. There was no money to be made over 100 years ago from this shit

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The entire point of the league format is that all teams play each other home and away
        wrong in the very first sentence. grim

        This isn't American sports. Football leagues are designed to determine the objectively best team in the country, and the round-robin format is the best way to achieve that. The fact that English football has turned into a financial behemoth is just a happy accident.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That might have been the point of the old English First Division but you can't even claim that with the Premier League

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It literally is the point of the EPL. It's why people watch

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's to create drama while the owners make profit

            >Sports aren't a goodwill measure from the rich to the people
            It was never this, poor people created the clubs and created the leagues. There was no money to be made over 100 years ago from this shit

            Is it the 1800s? Do clubs still employ amateurs?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It was still the working mans sports less than 20 years ago, go be a dumb yank subhuman somewhere else. You people worship money and push for things that don't benefit you at all it just makes other people money, truly a pathetic group of people

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You people worship money

            The UK is the home to the City of London, one of the global centres of money worship. Glass houses and all that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >one city defines at entire continent
            shut up you fricking moron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The UK is a continent now?! God damn my geography teacher was lying all along

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not just the UK involved in the super league idea, fricking mong

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're not European
            Brexit means brexit
            You're just London now kek

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            russia starting the biggest war in europe since 1945 has been great for brexit. carry on sucking anglo wieners for weapons LMAO

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if you don't want to be German's Cum sock you're no longer European

            Nice try hans. EU =/= Europe

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In your culture, not for football fans here

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If we just wanted to maximise entertainment, we would have scrapped the league format and shifted to a Superbowl-style setup because knockout competitions are objectively more dramatic than a format where the winner can be decided with two months to go. As commercialised as modern football can be at times, there are still core principles that won't be abandoned. Even the European Super League got mass protests by fans whose clubs were invited, simply because promotion/relegation is the heart and soul of this sport.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >If we just wanted to maximise entertainment, we would have scrapped the league format and shifted to a Superbowl-style setup because knockout competitions are objectively more dramatic
            There are now, but saying this the champions league has never been as boring as it is now. If you want to shift to that format you need to have forced parity with a drafting system and college leagues, which would make all the investors back out and sell their teams. You can't have a superbowl style league when one or two teams just buy everyone good

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You haven't accounted for some teams playing extra non-league games during the EPL season (champions league etc) nor have you mentioned the mid-season transfer window, both of which throw a wrench into your idea of objective analysis because a team can change dramatically from August to May. There are also teams like Everton that are randomly deducted points (mid fricking season), which would cause an uproar in the states.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the league doesn't determine the best team because there's a January transfer window
            What waffle is this?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hes coping and desperately flailing around because he wants to see Luton vs Burnley at the George Floyd Arena

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cup competitions are a bonus, they don't change the fact that league position is solely dependent on points earned in league matches. Mid-season transfer windows are also not a problem, it's about determining the best club and not the best group of 25 players (which can be prone to change like you say). And the reason Everton are deducted points is because they cheated and didn't play by the same rules as everyone else.

            If you did want to play PL matches in the USA, they would have to be additional fixtures in addition to the usual 38 matches home and away. And since you would have to have each team playing each other the same number of times to keep things fair, that would mean another 19 games for each team at a neutral venue (which is impossible to fit into the current calendar). Alternatively, you could scrap the home/away concept and just play 19/38 games all at a neutral venue. But then you're completely destroying all those local businesses that thrive on matchday customers.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Americans literally can't comprehend the idea of a balanced schedule where everyone plays everyone the same amount of times, its beyond their ken. Thats why they came up with the 39th game idea and then acted baffled when everyone said >this can't possibly work.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The entire point of the league format is that all teams play each other home and away
      wrong in the very first sentence. grim

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wouldn't mind this. maybe if MLS really takes off we could merge the british an american leagues and seperate from UEFA entirely. it would be worth it just to watch the spanish and italians seethe and their leagues fall further into irrelevance

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kek didn't anglos shift their precious kickoff times just to accommodate yank viewers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And chinese. Kick off tines aren't precious tho

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we invented the entire fricking game. and no amount of european cope and seethe changes that fact.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The NFL has games in London, I don't really see the harm of having a few matches per season played in the States. If both teams agree to it, what's the harm?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kys overseas yanktard

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact yanks bragged about this shows the disconnect in culture.
      It's shit because fans would have to travel to watch and teams need to play home games at their home

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PL is currently shitting its pants over the regulator that will be agreed later this year. This is just about the last thing they'd be risking to push for right now, so I wouldn't take this report too seriously

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You realize that regulator isn't about what you hope it is but is part of your continuing humiliation ritual as a rorke, right?

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'll be kneeling forever and going to jail for tweets
    that's your fate rorke

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Say one positive thing about the Nazis, you're going to prison

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You go to jail for an emoji

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This would be a catalyst for the government regulator, which is already inevitable, and would be the first thing they would undo in a hurry.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >single German currently sharting his pants across every thread on the front page

    Grim, its 2am there

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >league is overrun with pay to win saudi owners
    >brits pretending their league isn't compromised
    I picture modern Manchester as essentially andalusian Iberia. Newcastle too, wherever the frick that is located.

    Implement a salary cap and free agency system if you want to be taken seriously.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I picture modern Manchester as essentially andalusian
      Yes you're a fat foreign moron who doesn't know what he's on about

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do Americans always take such pride in ignorance?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same reason yuros do

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that you think the only purpose of English football is to crown the champions just shows that you are completely oblivious to the true purpose of English football. The title race is only a tiny part of the bigger picture.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thread chant:
    https://youtube.com/shorts/PU7fuCz8oT8?si=835qOC4XCUPhRjpc
    Love the man. He generates so much seethe.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans trying to grasp the concept of principles in the face of making money

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >principles
      >in face of making money
      >that flag
      m8...

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Generally these type of people overestimate the value of the product, every small inch like that further erodes Premier leagues good will. Built in the 2000s as a certain market product, now just continously chipped at by vultures trying to sqeeuze a little extra money here and there.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I think the Super League is a good idea but that's because Europe is a big continent with great infrastructure, that makes you transit between countries quickly, the problems (at least the ones I see) are how local leagues and cups would be affected by this and if the European calendar is big enough for another competition of this magnitude. Another problem would the one exposed on OPs picture, playing competitive games outside Europe which is honestly stupid and obviously a ploy to make even more money which truth be told, the teams of the Super League don't need.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PL games being played in the US will never happen.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bet?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i hope you're right but aren't those sort of things put to a vote for the 20 clubs? >we already own or have a stake in like half of them

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if you want english games in the US, i'd say the only realistic prospect is cup games which are normally played at a neutral stadium (usually wembley). the fans would be seething if a home game was moved to US, but it's different for cup finals etc. an FA cup final like man city vs liverpool being played in the US might be feasible.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >an FA cup final like man city vs liverpool being played in the US might be feasible.
          im sure some english fan would be malding about this, esp the older crowd since this is THE english heritage competition

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            but the FA cup semi finals are also played at wembley. maybe if one year a nice juicy fixture like man utd vs liverpool was the FA cup semi final they could hold it in america without too much uproar. sure some people would be mad but if the FA agrees to it there's not much they can do

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The government wouldn't allow it, just like they banned moving teams after mk dons fiasco

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It won't be the FA cup
            NBC wants league matches because they air league games

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            good point actually
            read an article earlier on the athletic (not sure why i have a subscription tbh i think i got it free from something else but anyway) and it was talking about how NBC has no interest in the champions league or whatever else, they only want the premier league because they want to be the home of the premier league
            espn has fa cup now i doubt they're pushing for a cup game here because they seem to not really give a shit as it stands about the fa cup based on the quality of their presentation

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not on ESPN but ESPN+

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            semantics but yes you're right and that actually further proves my point that espn doesnt really give a shit about their FA cup rights because if they did they'd put the games on their actual channels and not their shitty espn+ streaming service
            although i think the final is on a real espn channel? i cant remember

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No the games are advertised as "streaming exclusively on ESPN+"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes i know but i'm not sure what point you're trying to make. ESPN+ is still under the ESPN umbrella if they wanted to put every FA cup game on espn 2 they could if they wanted to, but they don't want to

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they only want the premier league because they want to be the home of the premier league
            They don't want the champions league because the champions league plays midweek during US working hours
            Meanwhile the majority of EPL games are in the mornings US time where there is basically no competition

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            also a good point and i think that article mentioned that as well that premier league games are basically free money for NBC because it isn't competing against their other sport offerings since they are morning games
            that being said, champions league games are tuesday/wednesday in the afternoon so it isn't going to steal viewers from their other sports but you're right that the games being during our workday is probably a part of it. but then why did CBS invest?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >but then why did CBS invest?
            Just because NBC wasn't interested doesn't mean there isn't any value

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            true. and i meant that why did CBS invest question as kind of an open one.
            all that being said i'm tired of CBS's coverage they're trying too hard with richards carragher etc
            gimme rebecca lowe and the 2 robbies any day of the week. tim howard i'm indifferent towards he's pretty shit

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Travelling for European matches is seen as a massive inconvenience for clubs. Flying to the USA would be 10 times worse, especially if they're playing an FA Cup semi-final on the weekend and they have a Champions League fixture the following Wednesday.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if they really want to do it they'll make it work, NFL has found a way with the euro games... if anything the 2 clubs coming to the US would get like a "bye" week after so they can recuperate which would lead to more problems cause they'd have to force more games into a shorter window afterwards
            but the powers that be don't care about that they just want money

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          im not saying you're wrong i'm saying that it doesn't matter what the supporters want because if a critical mass of ownership in the clubs is american (or just greedy as shit) who is going to stop them?
          i know the fans revolted when super league was announced and the clubs had to back down but you know they want to do something like that again

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            and let be honest, those protests from the english fans were kinda tame compared to the german or french

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >German fans protested the super league

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i should be more clear about protest in general, in the case of bundesliga it was about more outsider investment
            but from a conversation with a german anon it looks like they are slowly losing as well

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they are slowly losing as well
            We didn't lose. We protested the super league - the super league got cancelled. I'm sad the demonstrations didn't measure up in your eyes and give you the emotional frission you were looking for. Maybe try Italian or Argie football instead.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They didn't need to be any less tame because the English clubs all reversed their decision within a few hours. If it ever actually came closer to materialising, things would be far worse and the UK government would probably step in because English football is considered culturally important enough to protect (plus it's an easy vote-winner for all the politicians here, even if they don't actually care about football).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >and the UK government would probably step in
            is there any mechanism for this to happen relating to laws?
            technically speaking it is independent and private companies right? (which is the typical american argument)

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well the UK government stepped in when they sanctioned Abramovich and effectively seized control of the club until it got sold to Clearlake.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >is there any mechanism for this to happen relating to laws?
            Parliament

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the UK government wouldn't give a single shit if a premier league game was held in the USA

            Well the UK government stepped in when they sanctioned Abramovich and effectively seized control of the club until it got sold to Clearlake.

            yeah that's because russia started a giant war. kinda different you muppet

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the UK government wouldn't give a single shit if a premier league game was held in the USA
            Stopping it would be piss easy and an instant vote winner with bilateral support

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            football is a sport mate. nobody really cares when it comes to politics when they can't get a doctors appointment or whatever

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The super league sent the country mental for two days. The onions boy who does the Novara Media current affairs podcast did an episode on it and said "I know nothing about football but it feels like a revolution" kek

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you have autism

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cheers

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The point is that if the UK government didn't care about maintaining a "culturally important institution" like Chelsea, they would have allowed the club to be liquidated.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, they're currently working on a regulator and there's legislation being written to stop teams joining a super league.

            They also created a law to stop teams being moved locations following the MK dons/Wimbledon situation

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >MK dons/Wimbledon situation
            oh i saw this mentioned last month by a brit poster
            gonna find some video to learn about this more

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >who is going to stop them?
            The government regulator

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >>who is going to stop them?
            >The government regulator
            Private Eye has been running pieces for months about how the Premier League is wining and dining MPs at football matches and other exclusive VIP events in an attempt to water down the inevitable legislation.
            Same as the gambling industry and a bunch of others, and they're gonna succeed with New New Labour just like all the private interests did with Old New Labour.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People forget that despite all the money in footy, the amounts are actually quite small in the scheme of things and certainly compared to how much people care about the sport. Man United's market cap is about a third of JD Sports. Footy is way more valuable politically than commercially.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't forget paying off the National League to support scrapping FA Cup replays

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mate there's no way that happens. They won't even play the cup final in Manchester or Birmingham

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see how this will be more valuable than the already existing pre-season tours
    Unless they get Man United-Chelsea on primetime the week before the super bowl

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      teams used to do asia tour and shit, now everybody and their mom want the american bucks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't see how an actually competitive game that will be charge ticket prices as such will be more valuable than mediocre exhibitions between reserves?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't see how Manchester City-Brentford would more attractive even if it was a real league game

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Clubs get all the money from ticket sales when they play a match at their home stadium. If they played that same match in a US stadium, they'd be splitting the profits with whoever owns that stadium. Not to mention the additional cost of transport and all the associated logistics. And to top it all off, American pitches are terrible compared to the properly-maintained English football pitches. So teams would be worried about their star players getting injured.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >properly-maintained English football pitches
          Kek

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We fricking own you and you'll do as you're told.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mad how Yanks absolutely own bongs on this
    they literally own them too kek

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >went to sleep
      >wake up to more replies in here
      >this guy is still obsessing over england

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like soccer but England seems really fricking snippy about soccer being a way to make money. I don't get the problem. You try to grow the brand, you see what happens. The sport is still there for you when it returns.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't get the problem
      Yes, you don't get it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i don't understand why fans that don't benefit in any way don't want all of these shitty changes that do nothing but line the pockets of advertisers and corrupt officials

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fans will never allow it to happen. we saw what happened when the big six all casually tweeted they were leaving the EPL. fans immediately took to the streets and within a few hours, they backed down

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sports?

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'll be cool if european football leagues have drafts like American sports

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