18 Apr 2021 18:23:12
Gary Neville speaking the truth in regards to clubs signing a letter of intent. They/ we should be seriously punished for this.

Iv been a fan of United my whole life. My dad, his dad have been fans. It's one of the constant joys iv had in my life, but if the club does decide to play in a Super League, I'll be done with the club and probably the sport.

Disgusting behaviour from the owners of these clubs.

1.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 18:31:53
Completely agree. If this happens I will be finding another club. These owners know nothing about history and tradition, the pyramid means nothing to them. It makes me feel physically sick that this is even being considered, Money is God.

2.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 18:45:08
On the plus side, I could see the glaziers selling if they go ahead with it and it pushed the share price up.

3.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 18:47:04
In my opinion a breakaway European Super League would be the death of our great Club.
A closed shop with guaranteed revenue yet no pressure to win anything in order to safeguard income would be absolute panacea for the Glazers but purgatory for the fans!
I’m all for modernisation but a breakaway is not the way to do it.
At least the qualification process keeps the Glazers moderately honest and interested imagine where we’d be if they had a licence to print money yet no incentive to spend it?! Whipping boys for Real Madrid!
Modernisation is coming but surely not like this?

4.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 19:30:00
Completely the emotions in this argument but surely its just the natural progression of the sport as a commercial/ financial entity.

A similar way to how the premier league was developed in 1992, or maybe i am reading the whole thing wrong, as not too many are complaining about the premier league as a concept?

Surely a european super league is just a progression from that.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, the whole structure needs a shake up.}

5.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 19:48:26
It just seems to me that the more the game "grows" the duller it becomes.

6.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 19:49:11
There's a difference to changing the top tier or re-branding a league in the domestic pyramid and going off and having a closed shop for the European Elite to compete against each other with nothing at stake. League titles won in 1920 were still league titles when the Premier League wad introduced.

In theory it will be a "better" competition but if you think our owners will pump money to compete in it you're wrong. They have no ambition to compete with City and Liverpool domestically, they certainly won't try and compete with 19 other elite clubs.

This isn't about trying to evolve the game of football, this is simply owners wanting a bigger slice of cheese.

7.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 20:21:54
Will the Euro Super League end up like the NFL, with owners having a franchise that they can move to the most lucrative market.

8.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 20:28:46
Just my reading of the situation. We will see if there is going to be a European super league, however, it looks to me like the big clubs have tried to change the status quo for some time but have been thwarted. The premier league has a set number of clubs who will not vote for change, they would lose too much money. They won’t change the TV money or the number of teams in the league. The TV money has likely not been split in the way the top clubs want, they likely want to receive what they see is their true value, after all they will know Liverpool v Real Madrid will coin in far more than Liverpool v Fulham. No disrespect to Fulham.

May be wrong but one way to get change where there are what the top teams will see as intransigence to change after trying everything is to pull the pin and chuck a grenade in, maybe not having the six clubs and far far less money is worse than having them but with less money and a smaller number in the league.

Times change, those screaming like Gary Nev were not shouting that loudly when the Premier League started. Change happens, will it be a European Super league, I don’t know. Personally we know there are too many games now yet no one is willing to grab the issue, maybe now they will.

{Ed002's Note - It would not b a vote for the Premier League.}

9.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 20:52:06
I really don't know the concept as such but just reading the posts makes me wonder is it really such a bad thought. I mean instead of facing Astana or a Turkish unknown would it not be better to compete against Juve or Real Madrid? As such we are not competing to win the Champions League and as Mumbles says we won't be competing to win that. So what difference does this make to us. I may be completely wrong here so inputs are appreciated.

10.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 20:54:32
Football is dead, long live football.

This is all about money. Manchester United, Liverpool Chelsea etc they all know the truth, people around the world tune in and pay a premium to watch them and not Fulham, Sheffield United, or West Brom.

It just so happens that this week the "big clubs are playing one of the smaller clubs this week.

When 30 or 40 million people world wide watch an EPL game, who do you think they want to see? Manchester United or Liverpool or are they watching to see the team they have never heard of.

So you can see the big clubs logic, if it is their name the prestige of their club which is drawing in the audience then why should the other club receive half of the revenue?

It's unsavoury and we don't like to talk about it, but this is just the natural progression. When is fans want to see our club sign the next world star for 100m such as Haaland, then those fans must accept that the money needs to come from somewhere.

We wear United shirts made by poor people in far flung corners of the world, paid a pittence or in some cases not at all.

Same for all the merchandise with a United badge slapped on it.

You're kids Manchester United wallpaper, their Manchester United pajamas, your Manchester United coffee mug or key chain.

People taken advantage of and we are the consumers of that. All to bring glory to our club, to sign the best players and have the best chance to win titles.

So we can hardly take the moral high ground and tut at the next money spinning step like it's gone too far.

When we say we are the biggest club in the world that is though selling our club worldwide.

11.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 20:55:47
This is getting a bit farcical, why is gary neville on the verge of tears on live television lamenting greed when he's own half of manchester and part owns a football club who through massive investment relative to their competition have leapfrogged into league 2.

Also why is the prime minister of the country commenting on this, surely he has more important things to worry about 😂.

12.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 21:23:31
The club's are crapping themselves because the top 4 is no longer guaranteed. We can no longer raid Spurs, Everton, Villa of their best players like we could in the past.

It was all Rosie when football's top table was small enough for the elite clubs to keep getting their slice. Now with major foreign investors and T. V money, competition is a lot higher.

Some of the so call elite can't keep up. A. C. Milan have been brutal for a over a decade, Arsenal have never won the Champions league and are nowhere near good enough to pitted against the elite. Liverpool weren't invited to these talks for the last decade. Take our own club. Havnt won a league in 8 years, consistently embarrassed in the champions league when we do manage to qualify.

This isn't the evolution of the sport. This is rich owners picking up and moving their clubs where they can make more money.

I have no doubt that the structure of the game needs addressing. But moving 20 "elite" clubs to their own boxed off competition will do nothing to improve the sport.

I see responses saying they would rather watch United v Madrid on a Monday instead of United v Burnley. What happens when this becomes the norm? People enjoy the spectacle of a big game, but if there's 10/ 20 big games a week it loses its appeal.

It's like that guy who loves Christmas so much he celebrates it every day. Celebrating it every day is actually counterintuitive because it's no longer special.

Again, this isn't football scholars trying to improve the game, this is vultures fattening up a cow before the strip the bones.

13.) 18 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021 21:25:37
Football is boring without success or failure, its crept in gradually the need to not necessarily be successful,
Last season we finished 3rd 33 points behind the league winners and 32 points above relegation, that got us into the champions league, we were knocked out of that at the first hurdle possible but we weren't out of Europe, we just changed competition .
It sounds so bad a super league and such a bad idea, but the idea of you don't get punished for failure has been tolerated for quite a while now.

14.) 19 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 00:28:16
No fan welcoming this is a match going regular. Something thought up to appease people that are thousands of miles away from these clubs traditional heartlands. Another slap in the face for the working class. Utd will never see another penny from me if this goes ahead.

{Ed0666's Note - hear hear

15.) 19 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 07:42:28
Surely it's all just a wind-up to gain some footing in today's UEFA announcements? Why announce it the night before otherwise?

16.) 19 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 07:56:52
Working class and people and football became detached strangers a long time ago.

17.) 19 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 08:07:53
I blame Michael Knighton and his ball juggling skills, its been all down hill since then.