Giving money to the football League and ending parachute payments is a good idea. Everything else being suggested is utter bollocks, but typical from Americans who are looking after their "brand" and not the game.
Problem with scrapping parachute payments now is that clubs would be less likely to spend money on expensive (and often better) players when promoted for fear of being lumbered with them on the way back down. Would be difficult to keep their better players too. So for me it would further increase the gap between the big clubs and the rest.
Some of the proposals aren't actually that bad. I've been saying they should scrap the league cup for years and I quite like the thought of the 3rd bottom team in the Premier league dropping into a play off, just purely from an excitement level. They do that in Germany too.
Saying that I hope that the rest of the clubs tell them where to shove it but I fear that many smaller clubs further down will be all for this simply for the short term financial windfall.
Apart from the money to the EFL everything else looks absolutely awful. Just a way for Liverpool and Man United to sneak more control and wealth for themselves while stopping others from ever challenging. Although surely there's no way they'll get enough of the Premier League to vote for it.......
Nottingham Forest can confirm that it has received an initial high level briefing on the current position in relation to Project Big Picture along with other EFL clubs.
The club’s preliminary view is that there are many aspects of the proposals which appear to be in the long-term interests of football and are worthy of further discussion and negotiation.
It is obviously vital that any long-term settlement secures the immediate future of the football pyramid but it must also look after the interests of fans, the women’s game and the role of football in our communities.
There are no doubt governance issues which will require debate but the club considers that these issues should be capable of resolution in the interests of the game and that this debate at the top of football should not obscure the potential benefits of the proposal which will impact on a much wider community.
Maybe they should just cut to the chase and fuck off to their closed super league that ends up playing matches solely for the benefit of middle and Far Eastern countries where they’ll eventually disappear to and where match fixing for betting syndicates will turn the whole fucking thing into the parody it’s destined to become.