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Olivier's xmas twist
17-10-2011, 02:42 PM
Several foreign-owned Premier League clubs want to scrap relegation, according to League Managers Association (LMA) chief Richard Bevan.
If more clubs are sold to foreigner investors, they may have enough votes to force through the change.
But Bevan hopes that a government-led inquiry can help prevent the proposal.
"We're very keen that the report is successful in helping the Football Association introduce a licensing programme for clubs," he said.
"Because there are a number of overseas-owned clubs already talking about bringing about the avoidance of promotion and relegation in the Premier League.
"If we have four or five more new owners, that could happen."
PREMIER LEAGUE FOREIGN OWNERSContinue reading the main story (http://www.goonersweb.co.uk/forum/#skip_feature_02)

Aston Villa (Randy Lerner)
Blackburn (Venkys Group)
Chelsea (Roman Abramovich)
Fulham (Mohamed Al Fayed)
Liverpool (Fenway Sports Group)
Manchester United (Glazer family)
Manchester City (Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan)
Sunderland (Ellis Short)
QPR (Tony Fernandes)
*Arsenal's Stan Kroenke is a majority shareholder

Nearly half of the Premier League's 20 clubs are under foreign ownership, with rules stipulating that if changes are to be made to the format, 14 clubs must vote in favour of any new reforms.
Blackburn joined the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in this class when they were taken over by Indian-owned Venky's Group last season.
The claim by LMA chief executive Bevan comes a week after the government demanded changes to the way that football is run.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson said that an FA-led licensing system would be brought in to safeguard against issues such as financial mismanagement, asset-stripping owners and tax avoidance.
The government also asked for rules to manage club debts and an overhaul of the FA board.
Last Wednesday, Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre also said the Premier League's overseas television revenues should be skewed in favour of big clubs.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15336398.stm

Wtf this could never happen surley

Flavs
17-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Sensationalism :bow:

Marc Overmars
17-10-2011, 03:06 PM
Crazy idea. What would it mean for the Football League clubs who would never be able to amount to anything.

Coney
17-10-2011, 04:32 PM
There would be nothing to prevent UEFA saying that since promotion/relegation is part of the football system, then any league not allowing it can't play in European and FA sponsored competitions. That would make the PL a stand-alone league not able to play in the CL, CC or FA Cup. Not sure how successful that would be - that would surely kill the golden goose.

Niall_Quinn
17-10-2011, 04:43 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15336398.stm

Wtf this could never happen surley

Of course it could happen. Whatever the guys with money want they will get - the simplest of simple rules of life. However, it'll take a clever PR toad to wash it. Maybe something along the lines of requiring the promoted teams to meet a certain (impossible to reach) set of financial criteria. Then it wouldn't be the fault of the fuckers fixing it, would it? It'd be the fault of the victims. And so the holy rules of corporatism could be preserved.

What really needs to happen is for all the foreign owners to be kicked out until they can prove they aren't thieves and blood soaked gangsters. Before that can happen all hand wringing liberals need to be killed. But that should have happened a long time ago anyway so this would be a great way to correct the glaring oversight.

McNamara That Ghost...
17-10-2011, 06:15 PM
There needs to be 14 men with money that want it. It'd surely mean attendances would go down though as there would be many more meaningless games, probably from December onwards; clubs would be stupid to go for it.

Xhaka Canít
17-10-2011, 06:17 PM
Not going to happen.

Cripps_orig
17-10-2011, 06:31 PM
Crazy idea. What would it mean for the Football League clubs who would never be able to amount to anything.

Dont really give a monkeys about the pub team level rated lower league shite.

However this is a ridiculous idea.

What should be done is what happens in Spain and Italy where no one gives a fuck about the lower league shite and hardly any money is put in to it.

Olivier's xmas twist
17-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Of course it could happen. Whatever the guys with money want they will get - the simplest of simple rules of life. However, it'll take a clever PR toad to wash it. Maybe something along the lines of requiring the promoted teams to meet a certain (impossible to reach) set of financial criteria. Then it wouldn't be the fault of the fuckers fixing it, would it? It'd be the fault of the victims. And so the holy rules of corporatism could be preserved.

What really needs to happen is for all the foreign owners to be kicked out until they can prove they aren't thieves and blood soaked gangsters. Before that can happen all hand wringing liberals need to be killed. But that should have happened a long time ago anyway so this would be a great way to correct the glaring oversight.

Agree but it was Gartside bolton chairman who wanted this from the off. Id like to see what dave Wheelan says about this lol.