The proposed Super League offers the owners of its founding member clubs the only product they are currently denied: certainty.
The essence of competitive sports is that you don’t know who is going to win. Even today, no matter how predictable the game is, how big the resource gap between the richest and the poorest clubs, football still has this element of danger.
European Super League: how would it work?
But the uncertainty so appreciated by supporters makes owning a sporting institution a deeply risky business, which is why so many big European clubs, and some who are not so elitist, want to join a league in midweek closed.
Instead of having to qualify for Europe’s current elite competition, the Champions League, via domestic football, the 15 founding clubs will have a free pass for at least 23 seasons to a competition promising to pay them even more than the current system.
A glance at the current Premier League table explains the enthusiasm of English clubs. Of the six who signed up for the Super League – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – only the two Manchester clubs are in the top four places guaranteeing Champions League football.
Leicester City and West Ham, the clubs in the other two Champions League spots, have performed better so far this season and deserve their places, but their relatively smaller fan base and global footprint mean they don’t. are not invited to the permanent club of the Super League.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 11:21:00