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How Football Lost Its Soul Long Before Any 'Super League'

The news that 12 football clubs, including six Premier League teams, have agreed to breakaway from the UEFA Champions League and form a European Super League has shaken football to its foundations.
Supporters, pundits, and even players seem angry at football's billionaire owners - but 2021 is not the year in which football lost its soul or its sense of fair competition.
In this video, HITC Sevens takes a look at the gradual decay of competitiveness within the world game, the commercialisation of the sport, and why a European Super League was always a natural next step.

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  1. Richard Cory

    Richard Cory

    3 dagen geleden

    You can understand why it is felt that clubs such as Leicester City and West Ham United should be prevented, at all costs, from qualifying for the Champions League and embarrassing the wealthy under achieving clubs.

  2. Steve luckhurst

    Steve luckhurst

    8 dagen geleden

    Sky f*cked football. Is Neville thick or blinded by his wage?

  3. WELLBRAN

    WELLBRAN

    12 dagen geleden

    joke at the end but it was written in total seriousness...lol

  4. Pietro Pes

    Pietro Pes

    12 dagen geleden

    Great video... finally someone saying what I've been Thinking for a while now.

  5. Sean H

    Sean H

    12 dagen geleden

    Wow. If you are reading this you are one of the lucky ones. You have discovered the best analysis of the game on NLcameras. Bless you, Mr. hitc sevens.

  6. Anmol Soin

    Anmol Soin

    12 dagen geleden

    Frogs have been redeemed. Football has not. What a time to be alive.

  7. elnick1000

    elnick1000

    15 dagen geleden

    Absolutely correct. I would suggest that a Liverpool fan, Manchester United Fan is no were as good as a fan of a lower division team. Are perhaps some of these so called fans afraid that if there team in such a super league won't be as good as they are now? Also if ou think about many of the top leagues in Europe, and certainly now champions league, ti can really be argued that this is really the pinnacle of the sport, not the world cup. Also look at these clubs, how many Englishman do these clubs have. I remember reading that the Glasgow Celtics when they won the big one back in the 60's, and all there players no further away than 30 miles from the stadium. Perhaps also the real crime of the SUPER LEAGUE, was not that it was being formed or thought of, but it did not include clubs from Netherlands, or some other smaller countries. In this day an age, it is really these smaller countries, and their clubs that suffer more now. Many probably don't remember when the Dutch teams seemed to dominate the European competition in the 70's.

  8. achim Sinn

    achim Sinn

    16 dagen geleden

    If fans don't like the superleague - or the new reformed champions league - they can always decide to just not watch the games. And that will subsequently lead to that league either change to win the fans back or collapse under the pressure of needing to be financed withour income from fans and without huge TV deals if fans on TV also decide to not watch. But what many forget about is the situation of the players. At 16:14 he showed an overview with said that there will be more than 200 matches per season. That is just insane. Best example for how bad that is would be Eintracht Frankfurt - they went in euroleague part the group stage for the 2nd time in a row and to the semi finals in DFB-cup, but they also finished 9th in the league as the players just got tired due to having to play in 3 competitions for the most part of the season. This season they don't play internationally and they dropped out of the DFB-cup in second round - but in the league they are currently 4th and have good chances of playing champions league next year. If having to play "just" the extra games of current euroleague and your national cup worsens a team from being championsl league or at least close to champions league to being mediocre, just imagine what twice as much matches will do to the quality of the teams.

  9. Rivelino

    Rivelino

    17 dagen geleden

    Grew up watching the premier league in the 90s and I grieve the loss of that era. Granted the money and pizzazz had started to flow in but it was still very much a homegrown league with homegrown clubs/owners/players. There was a real connection between clubs and fans. We now just have a big money circus in its place. Its soulless. Destroyed by money.

  10. Bigboy69

    Bigboy69

    18 dagen geleden

    Day 87 of saying you should make a video on how individuals become referees and make it to the pro level. I'm currently going through the ranks in the US and think it's more interesting, more difficult, and more complicated then people think.

  11. P B

    P B

    18 dagen geleden

    Fantastic video, being a Wigan fan in a world surrounded by armchair sky sports watching plastic United/city/Liverpool fans that live 100’s of miles away from their clubs, I am so disenfranchised with top flight football. Fans are quick to moan on Twitter, but when it comes down to it they still go to the games and put money in the pockets

  12. RushiesBoots

    RushiesBoots

    18 dagen geleden

    When the players took the knee, that was it. Football is dead to me.

  13. Michael Anderson

    Michael Anderson

    20 dagen geleden

    This actually exists - Having recently moved to Germany and getting into local sports more - The Hamburg Basketball team is on an absolute tear getting to the end of the season. So although their position is middling in the playoff spots, they've won like 11 of 13 of late, meaning a hot team going into the playoffs is dangerous. Obviously, I started to look into European qualification possibilities annnnnnd...there are none. The European competition is contested by license holders of 5 years, 1 years, and 2 invitees. Fuck that. Open everything up.

  14. Peter Stevenson

    Peter Stevenson

    20 dagen geleden

    Communist comments coming in 5. 4. 3. 2. 2. 1.....

  15. dave dennison

    dave dennison

    20 dagen geleden

    Money can't buy me love??? John Henrys squeeze suggests otherwise...

  16. Bilius Maximus

    Bilius Maximus

    21 dag geleden

    It’s a sign of the times. Money talks. We all make a pact with the devil to earn more money. Don’t think you would be any different. Look at NLcameras it used to be a platform of free speech and exciting content now it is being ruined by greed and suppression. There are so many ads that sometimes I just don’t finish watching. This channel complains about the super league but still takes money from NLcameras channel despite its greed. Everyone is complaining about how greedy football clubs are but none of you would complain if a billionaire took over invested one billion and won the champions league would you? Look at Man City. They constantly criticised Man Utd until their sugar daddy turned up with the money! Let’s be honest we are all to blame. English people who owned the clubs sold them for a quick buck when they could have kept them. We all paid the extra to go to matches instead of boycotting them. We all paid for the expensive shirts and subscribed to Sky and BT sports. We have got the football league we deserved.

  17. Travis Thornton

    Travis Thornton

    21 dag geleden

    So we need a football revolution?

  18. jp b

    jp b

    21 dag geleden

    I gotta say, you're pretty based my dude

  19. Nest

    Nest

    21 dag geleden

    Why do people keep on confirming the notion monetisation would work? If so, why then still the need to look for closed competitions indeed? But also, why the need to fix matches? Why do media have to ‘defend’ and normalise the fact richer teams get favoured by the referees? If big money would guarantee succes on the pitch, don’t you think they wouldn’t have wasted that much cash outside of that pitch? If you want to understand and properly tackle the underlying problem of the Superligue, begin with criticising the media. They’re the ones trying most to ensure the biggest budgets will deliver. They are the one who failed to ‘properly’ sell us the pitch for a superleague. As they successfully did before with installing and defending the big 5, the nations league and even the fact we stepped away from having European competitions consisting out of European champions/cup winners. Consistently less and less countries got represented on the European level regardless of the Superleague One small mistake you made. Juve did relegate to the lower divisions. Why? Because they showed a bit too obvious one of the few ways money could secure results. Football is a group sport. It’s more important to form a team then adding up individual talents. Psychology is so much more determining then the paycheque but as you rightly said most rich owners don’t even try to understand the game. I wouldn’t mind them regularly trowing away money to make space for new talents to develop with the ‘lesser’ teams they bought them from at all. Especially since more often then not we see those hyped up players fail to deliver with that bigger team. If only the media and the football establishment would allow those bigger budgets to fail when they need to, this sport could easily restore itself. Just like in real life, journalists have to learn to be most critical about the ones making the biggest claims.

  20. Adam Burton

    Adam Burton

    21 dag geleden

    Cancelled it all, rip off

  21. Aza Zhel

    Aza Zhel

    21 dag geleden

    It’s like you guys are barely grasping the reality.. football its not in the hands of the fans anymore ..epl it’s almost American owned .. and that’s have been uefa’s fault ..the point was not to destroy football but to take uefa out .. before the put the new champions league format that will put the final nail on the coffin ...

  22. Tracking the core of stuff and more Lol

    Tracking the core of stuff and more Lol

    22 dagen geleden

    I understand your worries and all but still these owners do care bout the performance of your club they do care about giving out to people the football that they want their team to see . SUre they are bankrupting your team but debt in of itself isn't anything scary . Every single country in the world has a debt. ANd in regards of minimum wage, it isn't its on market value of their productivity

  23. aaron corbett

    aaron corbett

    22 dagen geleden

    A bit like ISIS...loul.

  24. Luca Buchignani

    Luca Buchignani

    22 dagen geleden

    I wish hockey fans would talk about this as well. NHL has been rigged and soulless since 1996 or thereabouts. If you think the Premier League is rigged, you should see the NHL. the difference is hockey supporters are apparently blind and just gobble up everything thrown at them.

  25. JordiTV79

    JordiTV79

    22 dagen geleden

    I am a Catalan FC Barcelona fan, and i'm completely against the Superleague, for many reasons, many of them already mentioned all over the place. Yet this "football is for the fans" approach is pure hypocrisy when it comes from UEFA, FIFA or in our case, the "Liga de Fútbol Profesional" or LFP, the board governing the Spanish league. UEFA has already ordered a completely insane new Champions League format for the 24/25 season, FIFA allowing world cups in winter so that the dictatorial Qatar regime can organize them, and the LFP boss (Javier Tebas, a disgusting far-right enabler) whining while games are set at crazy times (10pm on a weekday) for alleged global TV audiences while local kids are already sleeping.

  26. Drew Davies

    Drew Davies

    22 dagen geleden

    No one is going from bottom of league two to prem league championship...bournemouth arent finished yet 🤪

  27. supersasukemaniac

    supersasukemaniac

    22 dagen geleden

    Stan Kronke owns a soccer team? Hopefully he doesn't decide to randomly move them with zero planning.

  28. Geroff Milan

    Geroff Milan

    22 dagen geleden

    On point. "Premier League is cool, but not this? Mkay and you still give them your money...? Wanna buy a bridge?"

  29. Cool Daddy

    Cool Daddy

    22 dagen geleden

    Don't blame the Super League bosses, blame the likes of Sky tv for handing out sickening amounts of money to teams for nearly three decades.

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      22 dagen geleden

      @Cool Daddy Yes they're all to blame but the rich club boards are the worst.

    • Cool Daddy

      Cool Daddy

      22 dagen geleden

      Yes, both are to blame but Sky tv started this whole mess by handing out millions..

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      22 dagen geleden

      Don't blame the super league bosses? They've been running European club football for decades. The Champions League was their idea. It's their fault.

  30. abdelkaderelbrazi

    abdelkaderelbrazi

    22 dagen geleden

    I wish there was a computer game like FIFA but filled only with fan-owned teams. It would be just perfect.

  31. Willie Duitt

    Willie Duitt

    23 dagen geleden

    Change "Religion is the opiate of the masses" to "Professional Sport is the opiate of the masses."

  32. Willie Duitt

    Willie Duitt

    23 dagen geleden

    I think the whole super league was a stunt staged by billionaires to see how much they could get away with. A few thousand fans in every city were allowed to feel as if they saved Football. Now the elites will figure out another way to get what they want.

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      22 dagen geleden

      Agree, these sociopaths never give up.

  33. Jamie Stewart

    Jamie Stewart

    23 dagen geleden

    But where were you man when they brought in VAR? You man are pathetic bmt

  34. Tue Lindholt

    Tue Lindholt

    23 dagen geleden

    The problem with football is the problem with the world as we know it: unregulated capitalism.

  35. Adge Rantz

    Adge Rantz

    23 dagen geleden

    There's only one jimmy bullard one jimmy bulllllllard

  36. IfYouAreNotFamous At14YouAreFinished

    IfYouAreNotFamous At14YouAreFinished

    23 dagen geleden

    As a rugby league fan in Australia, just the term, "super league" brings back horrible memories. I mean REALLY horrible memories. X-P But hey, we got through the 2 years (1996-97) of the divided competition (Australian Rugby League & Super League). And everything's just fine, now... well, er, sort of... :/ In recent years, I have started to focus much more on my local suburban sports & teams, rather than travel into the city centre to watch the elite level sports. The value for money is so much better. And there's much more of a sense of community. And to sum it up, I'll finish by quoting an old football song that many clubs from various sports still sing: "Sure, it's a grand old team to play for It's a grand old team we know And if you know your history It's enough to make your heart sing, wooo-oah! We don't care if we win, lose or draw What the hell do we care? Because we know there's gonna be a show And the (team name) boys/girls will be there!"

  37. mexicanblondplayer

    mexicanblondplayer

    23 dagen geleden

    In my opinion the day Bosman's law was stated was the real day football died.

  38. A Lunatic

    A Lunatic

    23 dagen geleden

    Covid 19 broke football

  39. rmcduarte

    rmcduarte

    23 dagen geleden

    !5:00 It will be just another nail in the coffin, and as any mortician the super league CEO's will profit a preatty penny out of that corpse...

  40. rmcduarte

    rmcduarte

    23 dagen geleden

    ALL OF THEM WOULD BURN THEIR MOTHER FOR AN EXTRA MILLION! No doubt about it, Greed is their angel and MONEY is their GOD!!!!!!

  41. Thomas Coughlan

    Thomas Coughlan

    23 dagen geleden

    Excellent vid mate. Nice bit of courage shown, cuts through the bullshit

  42. David Caledonia

    David Caledonia

    23 dagen geleden

    Four english champions in the champions league, and teams like Celtic have to play 6 qualifying games to try to get into the so called champions league lol

  43. Blue Czar

    Blue Czar

    23 dagen geleden

    Absolutely bang on, they don’t give a shit. The only way to hurt a rich person is take away their money. So stop buying season tickets, stop buying football shirts, stop watching football don’t subscribe to Sky.

  44. Apophis

    Apophis

    23 dagen geleden

    I love the hipocrisy of these fans from the top 5 leagues who said they saved football. Saved it from what exactly and for what? For what it's already a Super League (Champions League). If you're not from these top 5 countries you were already living the Super League. It's called ''Champions League'' but a 4th place in a country can play in it. Heck, it even can win it (look at Real Madrid or Liverpool). How can you be crowned champion of europe if you can't even win your national league. European competition died in 1991, with UEFA giving more power to these elites. Maybe for you, ''elite'' fans, you think you saved football but for the rest of us, we already lived outside of the Super League for a long time.

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      23 dagen geleden

      I wonder how many supporters of "the big 6" etc are even aware of how many (former) fans are out there who feel and think exactly what you posted.

  45. Paul O

    Paul O

    23 dagen geleden

    Those guys in the thumbnail look like complete goobers who were picked on in school

  46. -TruthSeekerUK-

    -TruthSeekerUK-

    23 dagen geleden

    Fuck fifa fuck uefa and fuck var!

  47. Angelo Pozzi

    Angelo Pozzi

    23 dagen geleden

    It died with foreign players, football is very tribal, we identify with people who come from where de do and speak like we do. Football just became a multicultural mess. Players felt no loyalty for their team for not being from there, moving to another club was easy, so there became a lot more indifference and a lot less pride in your club. People then having lost their pride and identity in their team just looked for success. So people from barnsley become real madrid fans, and It took the real passion out of the Game which is key, mix that with foreign investors, Sky and BT. Too much money....

  48. Classical Carpet

    Classical Carpet

    23 dagen geleden

    The Glazers are all extremely ugly people, just saying.

  49. terrortorn

    terrortorn

    23 dagen geleden

    Someone had to say it.

  50. William Morgan

    William Morgan

    23 dagen geleden

    Do a video on the best premier league XI of player who never played for one of the “big 6”. For example Jamie Vardy and Alan Shearer

  51. Christopher Bentley

    Christopher Bentley

    23 dagen geleden

    Probably the worst idea since Jim'll Fix It. Probably the most pain felt by a dozen arseholes since Jim'll Fix It too.

  52. Andrew JG

    Andrew JG

    24 dagen geleden

    UEFA sucks now. They want to ruin football for the fans and supporters that don’t want European Super League football to happen. And glad they are boycotting UEFA for ruining football in the 21 Century. UEFA should go bust.

  53. Will McC

    Will McC

    24 dagen geleden

    You speak the truth brother.

  54. Dominik Nowaczyk

    Dominik Nowaczyk

    24 dagen geleden

    Super League worse than 9/11? What a disgraceful thing to say...

  55. Gsmoove Dagmus

    Gsmoove Dagmus

    24 dagen geleden

    So Football is rigged because teams can acquire the best players and coaching. Ronnie O'Sullivan and Selby are too good at snooker, so its rigged. Serena Williams wins too many Tennis tournaments. Rigged! This is poor video with it's dumb equality of outcomes message.

  56. gokuxavi270

    gokuxavi270

    24 dagen geleden

    yo this dude can actually be hilarious

  57. Baummann

    Baummann

    24 dagen geleden

    As a German football fan this video is music in my ears!! The english started the whole commercialism in football and now they complain about it. Weak up! It is time to make this pile of horse shite crumble, but the only way to do that is to boycott. We finally have to understand that, just continue like before isn't gonna work anymore! Stop to give these cash grabs your hard earned money! Fans take back YOUR football!!! To these people we are just a tool, an asset of their "product". We are supposed to go to the grounds to produce atmosphere for the Americans, Chinese and Indians in front of their teles. Yet at the same time we are to swallow all the horse shite decisions without criticizing them. A back to normal cannot happen. The new CL is a Super League light! Uefa isn't the good one here, although they want to portray themselves in that light. The whole system needs to crumble snd we could make it happen if we would just stand together snd show them our power.

  58. Calebmufcthompson

    Calebmufcthompson

    24 dagen geleden

    The Super League is dead 🤣

  59. jtnufc

    jtnufc

    24 dagen geleden

    Could be worse you could have had Mike Ashley as a owner for the last decade

  60. Car Parking Multiplayer

    Car Parking Multiplayer

    24 dagen geleden

    Immigration and the EU

  61. Son of Skeletor

    Son of Skeletor

    24 dagen geleden

    Didn't you make a video two days ago saying that Harry Kane 'deserved' a transfer? Presumably to City or United? You're part of the problem, Alfie.

  62. ethan b

    ethan b

    24 dagen geleden

    Love the video, hate how full of holes the "arguments" against the super league are, pretending this is still the working man's game. Sure the Leicester title win was a great spectacle and very impressive from the players and Ranieri but in my eyes it's not a win for the people or football when the club owned by a Thai billionaire win a trophy over those owned by Middle Eastern, American or Russian billionaires

  63. Kipros Lofitis

    Kipros Lofitis

    24 dagen geleden

    FINALLY. A take on this that is smart and not hypocritical. You are definitely an underrated voice. God bless you.

  64. Skeleton Champion

    Skeleton Champion

    24 dagen geleden

    Champion League is Super League before it was announced. ENG,SPA,GER,ITA,FRA get way too many spots there,qualify without being champions or playing single match it is not CHAMPIONS league but ENG,SPA,GER,ITA FRA & few worthy champions League.

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      23 dagen geleden

      Big 4 rich clubs from big 4 rich leagues mostly.

  65. GokuSSJ3

    GokuSSJ3

    24 dagen geleden

    A little brave today Alfie.

  66. Chill Introvert

    Chill Introvert

    24 dagen geleden

    As an American citizen and NFL, NBA, and MLB fan, welcome to the party, my non US/football brethren. Now you know what we deal with over here. Worst part is, the smaller teams/"clubs" in these places will almost never actually be able to win, it's just an illusion. Get some money from the small team/club, go to LA/California, NY, Miami/Florida once you've "done all you can there." Boycott? We're too indoctrinated in it at this point, top to bottom. Rich old money owns most of these franchises (and they're not giving up any power/ownership) or the young upstart tech analytics guys with zero soul for the people that play or the fans. I respect the fans worldwide that heard about the Super League and made sure they were heard about it.

  67. Ivrish con-Abarth

    Ivrish con-Abarth

    24 dagen geleden

    There is a positive side to this Extra Shitty League (hehheh), at least for a moment the eternal covid-1984 -propaganda isn´t the only, or even main issue, for a moment. I´m so f£@€ing tired and bored of hearing about it. Could we football fans please destroy the damned lockdowns whilst we are at it with american owners and disintegrating that ESL?

    • Affected Area

      Affected Area

      23 dagen geleden

      Don't you know we're in the middle of a fake pandemic?

  68. suttscraig

    suttscraig

    24 dagen geleden

    I think this backlash is the perfect opportunity to introduce a 50+1 rule into the premier league

  69. Koopa Library

    Koopa Library

    24 dagen geleden

    it ended with the creation of the premier league after the bosman arrest. i think the bosman arrest is a good thing in and of itself. but the monetization of the sport is a result of it.

    • Koopa Library

      Koopa Library

      24 dagen geleden

      @pesxbarca in english it's called the bosman ruling. In Belgium we call it the Bosman-arrest or arrest-bosman

    • pesxbarca

      pesxbarca

      24 dagen geleden

      @Koopa Library I know but why's bosman arrested ?

    • Koopa Library

      Koopa Library

      24 dagen geleden

      @pesxbarca Bosman was a footballer who wanted to change clubs after his contract expired. But his old club did not want to let him go without receiving transfer trees. At the time there were restrictions on player movement. Bosman took this to the European Court of Justice. Which ruled in Bosman favor. Thus allowing for the freedom of movement of players we know today. This, in combination with the newly created Premier league a few years earlier allowed for further global commercialization. Players like cantona, Bergkamp, ... were attracted and the PL and its clubs became global brands.

    • pesxbarca

      pesxbarca

      24 dagen geleden

      How did bosman get arrested and why

  70. HistoryFan476ad

    HistoryFan476ad

    24 dagen geleden

    When your local football club stadium now has a shop that looks like some highstreets fancy cloths shop. Maybe it has stopped being about the fans.

  71. jermaine austin

    jermaine austin

    24 dagen geleden

    Football died in in 90s, the Premiership the teams broke away. Look at world cup and Fifa corruption fans did not moan then. Look at racism in football wish people made as much noise and passion for that

  72. Bruhstoise

    Bruhstoise

    24 dagen geleden

    There’s a thing I’ve heard bankers say “I sold my soul to the devil a long time ago but I god a damn good price for it” football is letting the richest, aka most sadistic and ruthlessly aggressive, basically psychopathic bankers run the game. They will never stop trying to change it into something that they can control both politically and financially

  73. Tobi P

    Tobi P

    24 dagen geleden

    Funny, just a few years ago folks were saying that the Bundesliga should drop the 50+1 rule so they could be more completive with teams from England. This is the result. Owners who dont care about the club or the fans. The 50+1 system is the only way.

  74. TheForeverChild

    TheForeverChild

    24 dagen geleden

    Also Everton were almost relegated twice in the premier league

  75. TheForeverChild

    TheForeverChild

    24 dagen geleden

    Farhad Moshiri, gets what it means to be a blue and if he didn't care he wouldn't of fed the Liverpool community through his EITC charity.!

  76. Alexandre Rezende

    Alexandre Rezende

    24 dagen geleden

    Football died with Bosman Law and inequality.

  77. Finbar Ó Bruadair

    Finbar Ó Bruadair

    24 dagen geleden

    Alfie v Jennings in a hair Vs hair match

  78. Maurice Matla

    Maurice Matla

    24 dagen geleden

    For me it lost the charm with the inception of the Champions league. Over commercialization drove me further and further from the beautiful game. Even National team football is losing it's charm rapidly.... So soon I will likely opt out of it all unless major changes are at hand.

  79. DavidUKesb

    DavidUKesb

    24 dagen geleden

    Football fans are not known for having much independent thought, and what I found hilarious about this whole affair is that if the initial reaction from these club's supporters had been positive, then all the sheep would have jumped on the bandwagon loudly proclaiming their support. Instead, as the initial reaction was negative, all the sheep jumped on the bandwagon loudly proclaiming it to be 'the death of football', whilst blindly ignoring the fact that football in England died years ago and ceased to be a sport at that time. Football in England has been a business ever since the rebranding that created the Premier League.

  80. ngc 5139

    ngc 5139

    24 dagen geleden

    Lost its soul???? Quit talking bollocks.

  81. Cho Da Great

    Cho Da Great

    24 dagen geleden

    It died with the 100 million transfer of Bale

  82. Big Smoke

    Big Smoke

    24 dagen geleden

    Its about defending whats left

  83. QuinnyFM

    QuinnyFM

    24 dagen geleden

    6:30 The only owner I know did this was the former owner of my club Nottingham Forest, Nigel Doughty, who was a fan of the club before he took over. He wasn't a 'super-owner' but he did have money. He cleared most of the extra income every month.

  84. e J

    e J

    24 dagen geleden

    Usually like your channel saudi isn’t perfect but you don’t need to impose your western beliefs as what is right and just.

  85. Jason Casey

    Jason Casey

    24 dagen geleden

    They can make more money if the have a good team and win there leagues, cups and the champions league and then win the World Cup that’s it

  86. Jack Wheeler

    Jack Wheeler

    24 dagen geleden

    Day 11: South Africa 2010 World Cup team. Where are they now?

  87. Jason Casey

    Jason Casey

    24 dagen geleden

    Its not just the premier league it’s around the cup games even the nasty 6 don’t even get to the final each year but yes the nasty 6 are always at the top end of the league

  88. Josh Johnes

    Josh Johnes

    24 dagen geleden

    Football lost it's soul from the beginning. When business men realize they could exploit players. Example Pelé, restricting him from 'leaving' brazil and prioritizing the brazil league less and less while simultaneously going on tours to Europe just to make money. Its always been about money since the realization of how powerful the sport was.

  89. Skiltonjack Music

    Skiltonjack Music

    24 dagen geleden

    R. I. P. Football. I gave up watching when I had kids, can't stand the greed.

  90. will battersby

    will battersby

    24 dagen geleden

    14:26 city were 8th at Christmas

  91. John Dow

    John Dow

    24 dagen geleden

    They two in the picture just look like a pair a fannys

    • ngc 5139

      ngc 5139

      24 dagen geleden

      Don't talk about OGS like that.

  92. Nyan O'Brien

    Nyan O'Brien

    24 dagen geleden

    You're speaking word for word my views bro. But most don't see what we do.

  93. Klaus Brinck

    Klaus Brinck

    24 dagen geleden

    This point is too naive and invalid. There is sociopolitical reasons for owning a club. Or do you think that Putin has ever forgiven Abramovich for stealing $3,5billion from the Russian state ??? Also, we all know what happens with people trying to rip off the russian state... Chelsea is the one single barrier between Abramovich and his grave, so, he won´t sell, unless he finds something to buy in exchange, that grants him even more public attention, and thus, immunity from assasination... Putin will get Abramovich at the end, after all, nobody can trick him in the long run, but till then, Abramovich might have a happy and luxurious time with the stolen money on the shoulders of Chelsey-Fans...

  94. Where is my phonebook

    Where is my phonebook

    24 dagen geleden

    legit video Alfie, lots of hyperbole going on and really appreciate people who step back and stay objective 👍

  95. Daniel Evans

    Daniel Evans

    25 dagen geleden

    You say this, but Arsenal is my club, I've supported my club since I was a child. I don't want to see it removed from the English game. I'd rather see the club relegated to league 2. The big 6, for better or for worse are the biggest clubs in the English game and raise the profile of it, if they are removed I'm sure that the game would be negatively impacted for ALL within the pyramid.

  96. coolerthanrickjames

    coolerthanrickjames

    25 dagen geleden

    Couldn't have put it any better. Glad to hear someone who actually understands things

  97. Not MainManMané hth

    Not MainManMané hth

    25 dagen geleden

    all facts but people will keep deluding themselves. imo i don't think the super league project is dead they'll try it again

  98. Alex May

    Alex May

    25 dagen geleden

    Amazing video 👏👏👏

  99. DARKO MILOSEVSKI

    DARKO MILOSEVSKI

    25 dagen geleden

    This aged like a milk The super league is cancelled

  100. CRACK MILER

    CRACK MILER

    25 dagen geleden

    If you sit down at a poker cash game, say you have 9 players and everyone sits with £100, after every hand the house takes a cut known as the rake, if the players play continuously no matter how well they play the house ends up with all the money, this is football right now, the players and managers are the rake, the money they are paid is no longer in the game unlike ticket sales, merchandise or tv money, until there is a wage bill cap football will evidently run itself into the ground, the big clubs know this but they can hardly say from next season we are going to cap wages at £1 million a week for the whole team because they would instantly lose ground on the other big teams, Barcelona for instance pay Messi a million euros a week but are on the verge of going into administration, the year before the pandemic 9 out of the 12 confirmed super league teams were paying more in wages than they received through gate receipts, merchandise and media money then add last year when the pandemic hit, it takes a full year to realise just how economically badly a club has done as the books are always balanced in April, they knew it was going to be bad so had a contingency plan, so despite the kicking and screaming from relentless misinformation coming from what can be classed as a rival business in Sky sports (they knew the super league would be shown via a streaming site) to former players and managers who have taken huge amount out of football without putting penny back in, maybe just maybe it was the only way to save some of the biggest clubs in the world, it was hard to think about the future of football when it was a constant “they are going to ruin the Premier league” or “that owner didn’t even know what the offside trap is” who would be ruining the Premier League, would it be the six big clubs (well 5 and Spurs) who are willing to play in the League and just want to change the champions league, or would it be the Premier League themselves by saying if they join another European competition that technically has nothing to do with us then they won’t be allowed to participate, Barcelona and Real Madrid simply can’t pull out of this because it’s their last hope as they have very poor squads by their own standards (Madrid’s top players are past mega sale value and Barca have average players on huge wages what no one else would come close to paying) United will be fine, City have endless money and creative accountants, Chelsea have an owner who doesn’t mind big investment, Spurs and Arsenal just shove it up the supporters with ticket prices, all in all it seems a terrible idea but there is probably much more to it than we are being led to believe, it stinks of panic and desperation but I guess we will see over the next few months when Messi signs for Las Palmas and Benzemas in Blackpool.

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