Saudis take Newcastle to European Super League? I prefer to play the Forest champion twice
Over the past decade, as my features have evolved into my father’s, so has my personality.
He was a dreadful and cranky Scotsman and despite my best intentions. I’m becoming a cranky Geordie.
However, I struggle, because a heart attack and cancer within three years makes you realize that life is way too short to lose your anger.
However, when it comes to Newcastle United, my gosh, they piss me off.
In a way, there is a positive point in that, because for too long I had stopped worrying about the club.
So what has changed?
The chance to endure another season like this? Not enough.
The chance to be in the ground again to sing the black and white army of Steve Bruce? Barely.
What brought me out of my gloom and paid attention to me again was this announcement from the European Super League.
Because make no mistake, the way it is going affects all clubs in this country.
My gut reaction is probably that of a lot of us, good riddance for them and don’t come back.
Seeing them banned from playing in the Premier League would really make me smile. There can be no compromise on this.
They cannot be allowed to treat other clubs with contempt, thinking that we have to accept what they want because they believe that without them the Premier League is nothing.
Because it’s really boring, as my father used to say.
If we get shot at those six, then obviously TV offers will drop and player salaries will drop as well, but is that a bad thing?
I guess we could try to live without more megastars like Doumbia, Rivière, Colback or Saviet.
People will say the Premier League will turn into a league without them.
But did you know that the championship has the fifth highest turnout of all leagues in Europe. Probably because it’s full of teams with real fans. Fans who still love their club.
Fans who can dream of fame but don’t expect it.
Goodbye City, Arsenal and Spurs and hello Forest.
Remind me which of these won the European Cup / Champions League?
If the Premier League doesn’t bottle it and give in, a less lucrative league could finally see our owner leave, and our club participate in a new league on an equal footing.
Do I live in the country of the cuckoo clouds? Perhaps.
But for my part, I would rather play Forest in a post “big six” league, rather than be bought out by the Saudis and be part of a European Super League.
Football is already soulless enough, without what will happen in the next two years, with half of the games moving to Beijing and Singapore.
The “big six” are welcome there.