This Super League has really got the world talking and those who are in support of it are few. Jurgen Klopp has thrown his views out there, throwing his club owners under the bus really by saying he’s against the idea. Good for him. It’ll be interesting to hear Mikel Arteta’s views. Will he be bold enough to admit it’s nothing short of a disaster for Arsenal to be involved in a tournament which would boast many great teams? Barring the Toots of course.
Perhaps Stan Kroenke sees this to be a quick way to make money, money he wants to invest into the squad? Yeah, right. But the clubs who do play in this new competition should it go ahead, could receive a cheque for £250m-£300m and that’s just for starters.
So yes, for Kroenke and the other already mega rich owners of the clubs reported to become a part of this breakaway league, I can see why it’s an attractive prospect.
However, what about the fans, what about the players?
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned players from the 12 breakaway clubs should be banned from all UEFA competitions “as soon as possible”. What about this summers Euros?
We’re still assessing the situation with our legal team. It’s a bit too early. We will take all the sanctions that we can… and we will inform you as soon as we have a clear answer. My opinion is that, as soon as possible, the players have to be banned from all our competitions.
Can UEFA hold the Champions League without the 12 clubs?
Yes, of course. In Europe there are many good clubs. We will do it with or without them.
Thinking about Arsenal only, if players like Partey, Tierney, Martinelli, Saka, ESR and those coming through the academy don’t like the idea of this stupid Super League, surely they’re going to ask to move on. Most players feel privileged to play for their country so if UEFA ban them, they’re not going to be happy. Imagine how they’ll feel if Arsenal manage to beat Villarreal and make it to the Europa Cup Final, only to be told they can’t play in it? Imagine how Mikel Arteta would feel, you and I too.
When UEFA make these threats, I don’t think for one minute that they’re idol. They’re real.
A Super League isn’t good for the game, the fans and certainly not the players because getting beaten week in week out by the likes of City, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Liverpool will be no fun. Nobody wins from this proposal other than the club owners, most of which have never kicked a football in their life let alone played in a League like the ones in England, let alone Europe or a top international competition.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had his say:
Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action. They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country. The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps.
I’d love to hear Kroenke’s rational for Arsenal being a part of this new League. Mind you, nothing he says can justify his decision.
See you in the comments.