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FSG Super League trend extends beyond football

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Plans for a European Super League rocked football last season.

Meanwhile, the Super Golf League (it really doesn’t take a genius to draw these European Super League links) is a Saudi-backed plan, already advanced enough to prompt PGA threats of player suspensions and even expulsions.

It felt grimly fitting that such an out-of-touch idea should come during a time when fans were absent from stadiums; a scheme drawn up in clinical boardrooms met with the same old artificial cheers from the sterile pumped crowd noise.

Liverpool joined Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in pushing for the new competition, forming an infamous ‘Big Six’.

Looking beyond the confines of football, the timing of FSG’s Super League plans is also far from surprising.

For one thing, the Premier League itself was the product of a breakaway.

Back when the Big Six was a Big Five, containing Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton (yes, really), a separation from the Football League was tabled as a way of securing more revenue for the biggest teams.
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