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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

  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #41

    Carson

    Now your talking mate 😎

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #42

    They might all be there because the weather’s
    NICE

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #43

    😆 Rombo is well on form

    2
  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #44

    Mund, Muslims don’t drink and the Reubens are moderated according to their religion so I guess Amanda will be off her jugs by now.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #45

    Sorry I forgot 8)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #46

    Mund,
    You’ve got absolutely nothing to shove up my ar$e as you so eloquently put it. A takeover will be for celebration not for sneering at others and btw, let’s get it done first.

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #47

    Carson 😆

    Well aye mate she will be dancing on the tables

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #48

    Damn these emojis !!!

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #49

    Pre-celebration drinks?

    If that’s what they’re doing I think it only right that the blog sends a representative. There’s only one man for this job.

    Jon has been practising pre-celebratory drinks for years!

    Lets hope Jon has a valid passport and both jabs.

    🙂

    1
  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #50

    Jail it’s teatime and bairns could be reading thinking what’s Mund got to shove up Jail’s arse, we’re a Liberal society these days but not while I’m having me tea eh.

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #51

    Jail

    You have tried to discredit me in recent days and everything I put up you throw scorn on it like I’m talking out my arse.

    You know exactly what I’m talking about as it’s been like this since day one and it’s never changed.

    Do you actually think I’d be like told you so?

    All I care about is getting our club back and all I’ve ever done is shared stuff I’ve been told. I don’t make it up I just want to share with other fans and tbh you don’t have a great track record with anyone who shares

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #52

    Harrison Ford was strolling around the quayside today, a guy said `Welcome to Newcastle Mr Ford` but was totally ignored. Tut tut.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #53

    Does anyone mind if I don’t get excited?

    Tiring day at work, struggling to find the energy to shower never mind get excited.

    Call me when it’s done, cos I am.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #54

    I heard Harrison Ford is in town cos he’s playing Mund in Takeover the movie 😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #55

    OP

    Away! I’m not that old looking.

    I was thinking of a Tom Hardy or Mark Wahlberg to play myself 😉

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #56

    I’m pretty sure Harrison Ford was at N Shields fishquay not Newcastle quayside

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #58

    Mund always had you down for Clint Eastwood in The Mule meself.

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #59

    Tom Hanks would be fine for the part but he’s eating baby brains apparently.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #60

    Mund,

    Ive just seen him walking along the quayside in Newcastle, not North shields, i am pretty sure about that. Was on tv.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #61

    Solano, all good, need to get to the river a bit more. Was out in Murroe the other day, nice.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #62

    Mund,
    You were talking horlicks about beIN and piracy, that’s not discrediting you just putting facts straight. If you hadn’t of kept going on about it digging a hole and saying you never said it, it would have been over and done with after my first post.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #63

    Mund, ignore Jail, an awful nagging old ‘told you so’ of a man!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #64

    But now you’ll be digging it up in 5 years right?

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #65

    Jail

    You even said yourself you knew what I meant but you keep spinning this crap. I meant the Saudis used it as a tool and only became a huge talking point when using it against the takeover.

    Just give up man you don’t like me and that’s fine but please just let it go

    2
  • Reilly

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #66

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    · 4m
    Regarding the #NUFCTakeover, we expect the independent arbitration to begin at the end of the month. Today’s report in The Press Association regarding US piracy watch list can only be a positive for buyers/seller as those involved in tribunal joust for position #NUFC

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #67

    Jail i hope you dont have prostate problems, if someone is looking to shove it, where the sun donn`t shine 😀 😀 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/LDETaE1nR1w

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #68

    Carson 😆

    Maybe from A Few Dollars more 😉

    Great film The Mule really enjoyed it.

    Did you see the Eternals trailer? I did put it up on here for you but don’t think you were about

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #69

    My bad about Mr Ford I think that was yesterday

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #70

    Mund

    He was on a practice run for the new movie…

    ‘India Jones in search of Wetherspoons’

    5
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #71

    the plane has landed …

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #72

    Wor

    The sequel will be

    Indiana Jones and the escape from Weatherspoons 😉

    3
  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #73

    Wor B

    @26

    Careful what ya drinkin…..

    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder!

    1
  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #74

    Aye saw it Mund thanks looking forward to the next phase now and they have the full rights to the Incredible Hulk and are looking at doing the Fantastic Four reboot properly this time. Not had much time for the blog of recent but felt like coming on today. Just as well you have Disney + as the rest of Walking Dead will be on there as well.

    1
  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #75

    Indianna Jones and the Eviction of the Sports Direct Turd.

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #76

    Carson

    What! I didn’t realise TWD got moved to Disney+

    Good job I do have it.

    I am as well looking forward to the next phase as they have the formula now and it never fails IMO

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #77

    Mund, I’ve got an official NUFC buttplug for sale if you’re interested. Hardly used

    4
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #78

    Chancel 😆

    Fair price? 😉 I’ll get MBS to sort the invoice 😎

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #79

    Carson80, “Muslims don’t drink”, you’re having a laugh mate, most of the ones I know are permanently pissed, even the offie, they pull up outside, bip their horn and get delivered their drink.

    You ned to get out more my friend.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #80

    Oh, and Saudi is the biggest consumer of Johnny Walker’s Black Label than anywhere else.
    Yes it’s illegal but it’s the go to drink!

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