European Super League

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta calls for stricter rules on state-owned clubs
The Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has accused state-run clubs of causing ‘instability’ in football, and is calling on Uefa to ‘harmonise’ rules over club ownership

Paul MacInnes

14, Jun, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Kicking Off: The Rise and Fall of the Super League review – a load of old tut
This documentary rails against the avarice and amorality of Europe’s elite football clubs, but fails to admit something important – many fans are complicit

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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TV tonight: inside the rapid rise and fall of the European Super League
Last year’s proposed football breakaway stoked outrage from the corner flag to Downing Street. Plus: Glow Up Ireland. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Henry Wong, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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By stealth rather than in one swoop, the European Super League has arrived | Jonathan Wilson
As this week’s semi-finals lineup shows, the Champions League is not a fair competition any more but in the grip of a few corporate franchises

Jonathan Wilson

23, Apr, 2022 @7:00 PM

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For the good of football, we should have let the European Super League happen | Paul MacInnes
Out of the ruins a fairer, more sustainable game could have emerged and match-going fans might just have been winners

Paul MacInnes

04, Jan, 2022 @8:02 PM

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2021 was the year when football’s silent majority finally found its voice | Jonathan Liew
European Super League protests showed us that when fans and players are on the same page, no one in the game can stop them

Jonathan Liew

25, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Uefa faces call for governance reform to stem Super League threat
Fifpro and European Leagues are to issue a ‘manifesto of governance’ calling for more representation for players, leagues and fans in European football

Paul MacInnes in Brussels

26, Oct, 2021 @6:57 PM

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Uefa warns of ESL’s ‘threat to football’ but drops disciplinary action against clubs
Uefa has warned that a court action originally brought by all 12 breakaway clubs continues to challenge its structure

Exclusive by David Conn

27, Sep, 2021 @11:00 PM

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The Fiver | A pumped-up Scilly Isles League with a clásico every other night
In today’s Fiver: Joan Laporta has a normal one, AFC Failed and Emiliano Martínez dressed up as Marge Simpson

Gregg Bakowski

07, Sep, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Ronaldo and Lukaku deals show fans’ need for new signings outstrips thirst for change | Jonathan Liew
Transfer culture is a basic part of fandom and sustaining concerted opposition to owners is almost impossible

Jonathan Liew

30, Aug, 2021 @7:00 PM

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All six English ESL breakaway sides rejoin European Club Association
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester clubs are among the former Super League members back in the European Club Association fold

Paul MacInnes

16, Aug, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Premier League settlement shows Super League’s snaky six still hold the power
Analysis: the fines handed out demonstrate English football cannot continue its global growth without the breakaway clubs

Paul MacInnes

09, Jun, 2021 @7:49 PM

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