Would a European Super League Destory Football?
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Leaked documents from German news magazine Der Spiegel on Friday show that several big name European Clubs have been working on plans that could change the face of football for good - A new European Super League. The idea would entail the 11 named clubs, such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and two Manchester Clubs breaking away from there domestic divisions and forming there own league. The plans suggest the league could have 16 teams, with the 11 founding members and then five guests. Would it actually happen, it would have a damaging effect across all the major European Leagues. The idea wold mean clubs would have to breakaway from current domestic leagues and FA's. The Premier League would lose five of the current top six, with Spurs not a named club whilst La Liga would be facing life without Barcelona and both Madrid clubs. Furthermore, the Bundesliga would have to get used to life without both Bayern and Dortmund whilst in France powerhouses PSG and Marseille would be the clubs missing. Italy would also be heavily hit, with Juventus, Roma and both Milan clubs on the list of the integural league. There is no doubt, that if this was to happen, however long off, it could completley ruin football for what we know it as today. For whilst this isn't exaclty a new idea, it does seem this time the story does have some legs and due to the vast amount of money that now exists in football, for clubs certaintly, there has never been a better time to do it. This can hardly be a popular decision amongst fans however as we have seen for so long now, do fans opinions matter in football anymore? Has the sheer greed just taken over?
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