The Premier League has revealed that it is considering bold plans to add an extra round of games which would be staged outside England. The top-flight clubs have agreed to explore the proposals, which could come into effect for the 2010/11 season. Here's how three leading figures in the modern game felt about it...
"All that was decided that as a major league, it is something that we ought to examine. We do have lots of overseas fans that are unable to come to matches played in the UK so I think it is something that should be explored."
Tottenham Chief Executive. 'Daniel Levy'.
"Premiership matches abroad? I've been expecting it.
That's why we had Super Bore at Wembley. The New Football World Order is coming.
Super Bore was a vanguard action. It's coming, whether we want it or not. That's why Levy wants Champions League Football. He's cute. He's thinking years ahead. He knows where we're heading, and he's determined to be part of it.
You either get on this fast-train to capitalist utopia or you get left behind in the backwater. This train is a juggernaut. It will roll over you if you stand in its way. Scudamore will get lambasted, but it's far, far, FAR bigger than him. He's just doing what he's told. Mind you, he's in a position that enables him to say 'This is not a good thing.' But he won't.
Socialist football is dead. Like Socialism. Globalisation here we come. Haves and have -nots.
Sometimes I couldn't give a sh*t about Spurs any more. The team I love and the game I love is transmogrifying into Moloch. Clubs all aspire to become money-spinning brands. It won't get any better.
But I can't stop loving you, Spurs. You're a changed, old lady, but I still see you as beautiful and as fresh as you were in your youth. I want to let go, but I can't."
Tottenham Fan Extraordinaire. '9.37 Anon'.
"A preposterous idea put forward by the most unabashed exponents in the art of unbridled capitalism. These grasping, pound sign eyed tossers have no shame it seems. And I love the way they talk disingenuously about 'evolutionary change'. As if what they're doing is part of some natural, organic & unavoidable process, as opposed to an excercise in avarice. Shysters, the lot of them. May they all contract painful and life threatening diseases. Amen."
Yid Of The Highest Order. 'El'.
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