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April 22, 2021

The downfall of the European Super League: what it tell us about the future of football

The downfall of the European Super League: what it tell us about the future of football

The European Super League is officially suspended, but what does the collapse of the proposed league mean for the future of football? What are the lessons we learned? Join us as we dive deep into the downfall of the ESL, and where it puts the footballing world.

Topics Covered:

  1. What the European Super League is and how it collapsed (Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham)
  2. Why the European Super League would ruin the competitive integrity of the sport
  3. How fan protests amongst Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea helped bring the project down
  4. How social media backlash (#SayNoToSuperLeague, #BoycottTheEuropeanSuperLeague) affected the downfall of the league.
  5. The player, manager, and smaller club protests (Klopp, Guardiola, Jordan Henderson, Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Leeds United)
  6. Why the European Super League will always potentially happen as long as the status quo level of spending continues.
  7. Should we still punish the clubs involved?
  8. Are we giving too much power to UEFA and FIFA?
  9. What does this mean for club leadership (Ed Woodward, Glazers, Florentino Perez, Stan Kroenke, FSG)
  10. What does this mean for club owner's relationship with the players and the managers?
  11. What does this mean for the relationship between the 12 clubs and smaller clubs?
  12. What does the downfall mean for "new fans"? Are "Legacy fans" getting ignored? What's the difference between the American view of sports and the European view of sports?
  13. How do we keep this from happening again? (50+1 rule, more fan protests, salary cap/FFP and more spending rules)

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