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Premier League Announces Agreement With Super League Six As Piracy Report Has Ashley Encouraged



The Premier League has issued a joint statement with the FA about the six Premier League clubs involved in the failed attempt to form a European Super Leauge.

A few months ago, Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Man City all publicly proclaimed their intent to join the Super League along with other elite European clubs. However, the fallout was swift and fans immediately started protest campaigns against the clubs.

In just days, all six clubs reversed their decisions and pulled out of the venture. Today, the EPL and FA have announced the ‘punishment’ those clubs will face for their actions. Here is the statement issued by the league and the FA:

The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.

They have wholeheartedly apologised to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League, and The FA.

As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22million, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football, and community programmes.

Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30-point deduction.

Each of the six clubs, in that event, would also be subject to an additional £25m fine.

The Premier League and The FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion.

The six wealthy English clubs will only have to contribute around £3.67m each which doesn’t even amount to a slap on the wrist. However, the agreement to establish a rule that similar actions would result in a 30-point deduction and a £25m fine likely dooms any future attempts at a super league.


In other Premier League news, The Independent is reporting that the league is no longer calling for Saudi Arabia to be on the piracy watchlist in its most recent report to the US Trade Representative (USTR).

The report was sent in January and is in stark contrast to the one from 2020 which called the Saudi Kingdom a ‘center for piracy’. Mike Ashley is reportedly encouraged by this recent development.

However, the US government still has concerns over Saudi piracy according to the most recent USTR report published in April. The Premier League’s television rights holder for the region, beIN Sports, continues to be banned in Saudi Arabia so there is still no legal way to watch the matches.

The Premier League never got to the issue of piracy in regards to the Newcastle takeover. The process was stalled early on when the league decided that there was no way to separate the Saudi Kingdom from the Public Investment Fund.

That decision led to the Saudi PIF pulling out of the deal last summer and remains the focus of Mike Ashley’s legal battle with the Premier League. His anti-competition claim is scheduled to be heard on Friday while his arbitration hearing over the Saudi Kingdom/PIF decision could begin next month.


183 comments so far

  • Adamn_92

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Apologies, I stand corrected. Flight radar gave no indication that Ashley’s plane was due to travel at all today. Reillys link above shows that it is in fact on its way to Nice however, so my bad I got that wrong.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #3

    We just need DeMarco to post a photo of a baguette in black and white now cut 80 10 10

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4

    So no actual rules were broken by the big 6. I can not imagine the PL threatening to withdraw their rights to play next season, so a very lenient sanction was always likely.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #5

    It`s just Charnley on his way to pick up a months supply of biscuits

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Reilly more of that please…

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Wor B,

    I like my beer but never tried it from a rusty bucket, it might give it a bit of an edge though, good idea,, erm on second thoughts lol

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Regarding DeMarco: posting a picture of Bruce Forsyth maybe on the cards (one for the older ones / the blog only).

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #9

    https://twitter.com/MaintainSJP/status/1402667293222522885?s=20
    The following tweet contains strong language so has been rated 15 l, Carson80 shares the views of this tweet but strongly encourages drinking alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks in this awesome weather.

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  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #10

    WL

    ‘…….Charnley on his way to pick up a months supply of biscuits’

    Nice but maybe a bit too subtle!

    🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #11

    JazzyP from previous,

    I refuse to let my heart rule my head mate, would love those days back though

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe Ashley had the cathedral keys with him and is about to hand them over to new receipients.
    Plllleeeeassseee

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Or is just off to sun himself for a week

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Been awhile since we had plane watch though

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Lesh,

    Defo, it`s early evening so didn`t want to appear too nasty as there could be bairns reading

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #16

    We’ve had our hopes up before and been disappointed. 🙁

    Still, I’ll get some #CANS in or in my case some powerfully hopped IPA. 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Solanoooo, aboy de kiiiiid!!

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Fancy southern ways eh ! :Oops:

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #19

    😳

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Speaking of planes, have you ever been to Sunderland, the mackems still regularly point at planes in the sky.

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #21

    What’s happening Munster. How’s the fishing going

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Rom

    Essex and Sussex has an exemption.

    😉

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Wor

    Aye true that !

    Peasants and Commoners mate 😉

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    WorB you haven’t cut that baguette right looks more like.
    48 26 26

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    You would of thought the PL would of come down hard on the greedy 6 considering they are under the spotlight and more importantly just about to go toe to toe with Ashley, Fatima, De Marco and the rest, but what do they do, just the opposite.
    Either they are extremely stupid, or they know something we don`t, and it could be a middle finger up to us lot.

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Carson

    I sneaked a couple of those absinthe shots mate, you’re lucky three of my fingers aren’t in there as well!!!

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #27

    So have we accepted Ashley is off to Nice then

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #28

    No 😀

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #29

    😆

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #30

    His plane is anyway

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #31

    “Got shot down for a lot of stuff I’ve said but a lot of that is now starting to line up”
    You might as well of added you’re not everyone’s cup of tea and you all better eat humble pie 🙄

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    WorB you made me think of tequila shots with the fingers thing.
    Mund yes but only the biscuit variety.

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #33

    😆 oh Gail Pratt

    After the shite you have said to me I’ll gladly shove it all up you’re arse

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Carson

    Top biscuit 🙂

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #35

    NadJ

    Nice to see ya, to see ya NICE.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Rumoured meet ups in Nice, chronicle falsely claiming the PA are talking about green lights and we are back to tracking planes…not much changes I suppose

    In other news I am 1 vaccine down

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #37

    So who is in Nice Reubens, Ashley potentially Staveley what about the Saudis?

    Still think there will be quite a few more dots to join and t’s to cross before we get an announcement

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #38

    They are all having a pre-celebratory party before the big announcement 😉

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #39

    You are entitled to your own opinion and until Amanda, Jamie and Al Rumayan are stood in the middle of the pitch at St James Park with Toon scarves round their necks then think how you like, that’s what makes us all different.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Mund especially with vanilla ice cream and baileys.

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