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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 ยฃ22million, 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 ยฃ25m 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 ยฃ3.67m 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 ยฃ25m 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 7:21 PM

    Comment #81

    Micky

    So what your saying is MBS is also pissed and dancing on the tables next to Wor Mandy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #82

    Mund,
    I said I knew what you meant, obviously went whoosh!!!

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #83

    Jail

    When I said leave it please, it obviously went whoosh!!!

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #84

    DM

    Does it come in #CANS ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #85

    Mund yeah Fox UK will cease to exist some time this month I think and whatever decent stuff that was on there will now be on Starz on Disney +.
    Dubia sorry I was being ironic and should have put some sort of emoji in to clarify. I know the terrorist groups don’t see Saudi people as proper Muslim’ due to their Westernised ways but are quite happy to take their money to fund their radical ideas, think in recent years the Saudi’s have tried to come away from that stigma hence one of their main reasons for falling out with Qatar and the rest of the MENA region excluding them.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #86

    Mickey have heard same, many times. Hookers and bunga too. Its all good.

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #87

    Phew!

    Expense saved. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Was just about to hand out some silverware to Chancel for brightening up the blog today but his last post has brought his average below the plimsoll line. ๐Ÿ™

    3
  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #88

    If the takeover goes through Jail and Mund should meet up for a pint and a hug!

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #89

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #90

    Fingers crossed we find out on the takeover soon! If it goes through, Willock should be first in, then Reece James would be fantastic as Chelsea seem to want Hakimi instead

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  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #91

    Indiana Jones and the hunt for the golden turd …

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #92

    geordie

    What you on about I was the first invited to his box!

    Still foggy on what box he meant tho ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #93

    Carson

    Shocking we have to wait till next year for the second part and the last 10 episodes.

    Bloody dragging it out arenโ€™t they! I better see Rick or Iโ€™ll go Berkeleyโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #94

    Is Reuben not a Jewish name?

    4
  • carltoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #95

    I thought the Reubens were Jewish too!

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #97

    Novocastrian

    I’ve watched both of them playing for the U23s, Elliot we know about, Jack Young is an all action box to box player and also captain of the U23s. We can’t know for sure if they can make the step up but in my opinion they both can and would.

    As for Grimes I couldn’t and wouldn’t judge him on that one game I was merely saying he had (as an example) a Colback look about him and on that showing isn’t as good as either Anderson or Young but I might be wrong and would admit I was if the need arose.

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #99

    jazzyp

    Pssst, glug glug glug, Aahhh.

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #100

    Are we back on the bus Jazzy

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #101

    In other news a women has given birth to 10 babies setting a new world record.WTF….10 babies

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #102

    Mund good news bout Rick but won’t give anything away, don’t get too excited either as it’s all geared towards the film that is being made currently.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #103

    Wearing the Button up Shearer top at footie tonite. Have to play well, just have to.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #104

    Carson

    Well at least I would expect a nod at the end before the credits or maybe after, fingers crossed as it will defo get the juices flowing for the movie

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #105

    A New world record !

    Think that one will take some beating ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #106

    Who’s winning the Euro’s then?

    I keep thinking France or Portugal but for assume reason I’m going for Italy

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #107

    According to ex Scotland manager
    Craig brown

    Scotland could go all the way !

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #108

    Yeah I saw that, Scotland may surprise a few sides but quarter finals at best for them

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #109

    To be fair

    They’ve beaten the Czech Republic twice recently I think !
    And they will be well up for it against us !

    1
  • Readingmag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #110

    I refuse to believe

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #111

    Readingmag

    What part of reading are you from ? If you don’t mind me asking !
    I’m originally from reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #112

    Evening all, with regard to the last few days of t/o speculation, imo, I,m at the 60/40 positive opinion, itโ€™s been a lot of gloom recently on here, but I think things are now looking quite good……back to transfers… must get Willock and Ajer from Celtic any others would be a bonus. IMO please donโ€™t keep Gayle & Carroll, they are crocks or not PL standard, same with Williams, good on the ball but serious injury problems. Get Josh King and another versatile defender, probably a loan… and we,ll be ok, UNLESS the consortium gets the green light and …….Bobs your uncle and Haway The Lads…. there,s be no stopping us ……

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  • Readingmag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #113

    Romford, borin in Ashington.
    From 1978 Lived in Fords farm Calcot, and later life Tilehurst. Now Burghfield.

    You sir

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #114

    Readingmag

    Theale then calcot then fordsfarm ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #115

    Now Romford ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • scott

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #116

    Rom

    Craig Brown also once famously stated Sunderland could go โ€œall the way!โ€

    4 years later he added the word doon to his statement! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #117

    scott

    I was actually going to say all the way where ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Readingmag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #118

    Romford

    What age sir .

    I was a Little Heath lad, but a Theale Tiger ( Dad) was skipper of the Theale Cricket. Was \ Mum still in Hawkesbury Drive fords farm. Born 1970

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #119

    EGB; if he is owt like Colback we should pass. I would rather give those young uns a go than fill the squad up with no good journeymen.
    There is only one way to test them out.

    3
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #120

    Romford Mag

    Good evening Romford Lad, is England and Scotland in the same group mate?

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