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European Super League: greed or natural evolution?

Sense and consequence

European Super League — Greed?

From the emerging proposals, the ESL will be a closed competition of 12 (or some more) clubs who will play ESL games in midweek while also playing in their respective domestic leagues.

European Super League —or Evolution?

The shamelessly visible greed of the ESL is an embarrassment. Having said that, is ESL inherently evil — or consequence of UEFA’s (mis)management of the game. Is ESL the wolf in sheep’s clothing or are the proverbial chickens coming back home to UEFA to roost? More fingers point to the latter.

  • More football = more TV rights to sell = more $$.
  • Elite clubs = more TV rights to sell more expensively = more $$.
  • UEFA’s model is about making more money through more games.
  • ESL’s model is about making more money through less games — and restricting the financial ecosystem to their cartel.

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