You might have seen some reports that some of the main money spinning football teams in Europe are trying to breakaway from UEFA and possibly FIFA to create a European Super League - seems like around 12 clubs have entered into serious discussions and made some sort of promises.
Problems - 12 teams just isn’t going to cut it, it’ll be incredibly expensive for fans to travel to so many games in other countries, there is no promotion or relegation, you are either in it, or you are not and this really undermines the concept of football since this has been a central part of the game for over a century.
I can’t see it working, because most of the t.v money comes from the passion of playing the top teams in your home country - the Champions league is a real wealth pot - but it is still predicated on the variety of teams being able to qualify for that competition - without the constant and uncertain changes that come from the fickle world of League football, it just means the fans of the teams joining the Euro Super League - ESL teams will not get the bragging rights of trouncing the team from the next team in the next town over.
The other issue is that quite a few of the teams that have decided to participate - albeit only in principle only - is that those teams are not even the best teams in each of those countries, they are merely the richest by capitalisation - so in effect what is being proposed is a ESL of next best teams - seems a bit pointless to me.
On the other hand, its a bit rich for UEFA and FIFA getting their panties all bunched up over allegations of pure greed - both of these organisations have a very long and very ignominious history corruption on the absolute grandest of scale and both have failed time and again to reform their criminal behavior.
It could be a trojan horse to force FIFA and UEFA into reform or it could be for real, but there really needs huge changes in International Football Organisation to return the sprot to credibility - this years World Cup, as have pretty much most over the last 20 years or more have had their venue decided solely on bribery - resulting in this years competition to be played in summer in Qatar and its an open secret that Qatar simply bought the FIFA representatives it needed to ensure the result for which it had paid.
There could easily be a split in football, where players are banned from performing in competitions operated by the rival football body - and this is where FIFA and UEFA could be completely undermined - they are literally only concerned about access to free money that they can pocket.
I get all the outrage, but read this on Wiki, and the long long history of corruption in FIFA and UEFA, the lack of meaningful reform and then make up your own mind - but neither of these organisations are fit and proper to run a newspaper kiosk, let alone a multi-billion dollar industry.