Championship breakaway?

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Championship breakaway?

Post by 222gers » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 am

The Times claiming to have seen documents in which 15 Championship clubs are threatening to breakaway and form a Premier League 2 as they are unhappy with the income currently obtained from TV.
This has been mooted before with Leeds and Derby the most vocal. There is no mention of QPR being among the 15 clubs so it's unclear which other other clubs may be invited. Apparently Leagues 1 and 2 clubs are happy with the current situation.
Of course it may be just a newspaper story but the Times are usually quite good on stories like this.

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Re: Championship breakaway?

Post by dm » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:46 am

222gers wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 am
The Times claiming to have seen documents in which 15 Championship clubs are threatening to breakaway and form a Premier League 2 as they are unhappy with the income currently obtained from TV.
This has been mooted before with Leeds and Derby the most vocal. There is no mention of QPR being among the 15 clubs so it's unclear which other other clubs may be invited. Apparently Leagues 1 and 2 clubs are happy with the current situation.
Of course it may be just a newspaper story but the Times are usually quite good on stories like this.
A 15 club league? The football would probably go the way it has in Scotland. But hey, it's all about making more money, so let's do it. After all there so little filthy lucre in the sport as it is.

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Re: Championship breakaway?

Post by 222gers » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:24 am

I'm thinking the breakaways may invite 5 of the bigger clubs from league 1 to make their number up to 20. The likes of Pompey and Charlton maybe. The usual suspects are mentioned among the 15 plus, oddly, Millwall, Reading and Norwich. Brentford apparently declared they would not be interested. The other clubs like the Rangers either weren't asked or maybe turned it down.
It's very complex as they'd have to come to an agreement with the Prem and League 1 regarding promotion and relegation.

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Re: Championship breakaway?

Post by Giorgio » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:31 pm

..we could form our own League and be Champions every season.... :wink: :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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