Well, I’m sure you’ve all seen the news by now.
It was certainly something that sent shockwaves through English football, and we just happen to find ourselves in the middle of it. According to a report in The Telegraph, us and Manchester United are at the centre of a bit of a shakeup when it comes to the state of English football and its future.
It’s a very lengthy report and I wouldn’t dream of trying to properly ‘sum it up’ in a few hundred words, so I urge you to click on for the full report if you haven’t already, but whilst there are some good measures in there (such as money going to the EFL and FA) the whole crux of it seems to be circling around the idea of nine clubs taking over the majority of control of English football.
And taking to Twitter, journalist Henry Winter summed the whole thing up pretty well with three pretty damning words:
Some good in the MUFC/LFC/Parry plan (£250m to EFL, £100m to FA) but let’s be quite clear: it’s a blatant power grab, allows the big 6 to run English football and will lead to a European Super League.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 11, 2020
Will these proposals come to fruition?
And I personally agree on the matter. Whilst as I said there are some positives to the new proposals, I don’t think the sacrifices that we’d have to give up to make it happen are worth it. Taking out the League Cup, a competition we’ve won more than any other club for instance just isn’t going to fly, and I know a lot of the other measures won’t.
What about you? What do you make of these measures? Do you think the proposals will come through?