If UEFA and FIFA can’t squash this idea then they lose control of football. The next target would be international matches, and when established they would probably pull out of national leagues all together (if they aren’t banned).The more I think about it the more I think the situation is a win win for USM.
If the Top 6 leave and the PL becomes strong again over time with Everton as one of the front runners - USM own one of the biggest clubs in the leagie.
Or if the league flat lines and this mythical Super League expands over time then Everton would be invited at some stage certainly if they had some 52k world class stadium and the fanbase size etc.
For me I cant see this not going ahead as scheduled regardless of what happens. Usmanov is a VERY wealthy man and whatever is needed to be paid towards the £500 million stadium isnt massive money for a bloke worth over £12+ billion if the banks start getting funny over what they are willing to lend etc.
There has to be a combined regulatory and political response to stop this happening.
If it does successfully go ahead, the revenue streams will dwindle significantly for the rump clubs and we will have a much poorer squad as a result. Schniderlin and Davies will be as good as it gets!
The risk associated with spending 500m on a stadium will probably not be worth it. The current financial forecasts are based on relatively stable PL money secured into the future, not Championship levels of funding This move puts the stadium at considerable risk.
A second SL division is as likely to be made up of other global teams as another round of European teams. Once the structure of football is broken there is nothing to hold them back. There is no guarantee we would be invited.
I think it has to be fought tooth and nail right now. If they form the league, they will leave PL at some point In the future. We may as well face the consequences now before they have it established. It won’t get any easier to stop.
I hope the PL expels them. We will have to deal with the catastrophic loss of revenue at some point so it may as well be now while we can still financially damage them enough to make them think twice.
If FIFA can impose the international ban Whilst governments make anti competition moves against them there is still a good chance to stop it.