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Perez and Laporta Put 'Real' and 'Barcelona' at Risk

The legality of the Super League does not negate its harm

Children grew up dreaming of hearing the Champions League anthem, playing for their country in the Euros or the World Cup. Football children weren't born for the financial war of UEFA and FIFA officials and club owners wanting to control billion-dollar financial flows. They are manipulated with tales of the golden mountains the Super League will supposedly bring. Yes, a European court ruled that Presidents Ceferin and Infantino exceeded their authority when they tried to ban the Super League as an idea.

Legally, there's no monopoly on hosting football competitions. But there's the voice of the people. Ultras and fans haven't changed their opinion on the Super League. And Juventus, after President Agnelli faced sanctions, clearly won't bet on a project involving two participants - 'Real' and 'Barcelona'. Laporta is 61, and Perez is 76. They are in different financial situations. Both are facing the consequences of stadium reconstructions, expensive projects that need a fresh influx of millions.

Billions for the Super League can only come from sheikhs and bankers from the USA. In the first season of the tournament, there will be no clubs from Saudi Arabia, but they will appear in the second. But there are existing UEFA and FIFA codes - flawed, but laws. How many months will pass before the first quarrel between club presidents without a central authority? We'll see exits from the Super League mid-season. The two Spanish giants and Juventus planned to grab all the money in European football.

It's clear why Atletico, Bayern, PSG, and English clubs refuse to hand over their future to Laporta and Perez. Both are not young. They don't have twenty years in power, and they are aware enough to fulfill promises of prosperity under the wing of investment funds from the USA and the Middle East. Free cheese in a mousetrap. If they promise free broadcasts of the Super League, they've already sold out. And sponsors who don't need a profit always have bad intentions.

The Super League format is much worse than the European cup system

Laporta and Perez don't want to get dirty, they stay in the shadows. They needed a front. A company to be responsible for the Super League and broadcast ideas. They found 'Director' Reichart and organized company A22. Now they've rolled out the idea of the Super League. Three divisions - 'Star', 'Gold', and 'Blue', a total of 64 clubs. The first two divisions have 16 clubs each, the last league has 32. Groups of eight clubs, home and away games, 14 matches, deciding rounds after the holidays.

Next, they form eights from each division, playing playoffs. This results in three winners per season, similar to the European cups. But representatives of divisions hardly intersect. With the Super League, 'Real' and 'Barcelona' won't play in Russia, the Czech Republic, or Switzerland in the next fifty years. The two worst clubs of the 'Star' league will drop to 'Gold', and the finalists of the second division will go to the first. Similarly, with the third league, two clubs move up.

If Manchester United is tenth in the Premier League but hasn't dropped from the 'Star' first league, it remains in the Super League with the elite, while the second club of the English championship goes at most to the third division of the tournament. Well thought out, staying in the Super League for years while being fifteenth at home. Then national championships can be closed, there's no difference between second place and last among those who didn't drop out. Only 12 clubs from Europe will get tickets to the Super League in one year.

Currently, there are 96 such clubs each season, with only three cup holders guaranteed. For example, if Arsenal doesn't make it to the 'Star' division, it will need at least two years to play with the elite. If Real drops out of the first division of the Super League, it will spend at least a year not crossing paths with the best clubs. Or maybe ten years in a row. A crazy idea. And talks of the benefits of competition are laughable, as they are proposing a classic monopoly.

Many giants won't go into the Super League. Entering it means leaving UEFA. They'll kill the Champions League to make a profit. Or will there be no money? If you divide the giants and play two types of tournaments simultaneously, profits will fall. Mathematically, it takes at least six years to 100% renew the 'Star' league of 16 clubs. In reality, the richest teams will hold on there for decades, and there will be two rounds of playoffs before the final, lowering the chance of dropping out.

The Champions League is already profitable, even though there's a selection every year. Super League fans say the system is bad? Correct. But what are they offering instead? The power of two kings with the support of sheikhs and faceless men from Wall Street. Laporta and Perez plan to party on borrowed money. How often is a person happy taking loans? Rarely, borrowed money must be returned. They want to mortgage all European football so 'Real' and 'Barcelona' can receive a billion each.

Talks about reforms should be directed to a useful course

No one denies that reforms are needed. Arbitration? We need training centers for referees across Europe. It's not expensive, but UEFA doesn't think about fair refereeing, they're ten years late with replays. Transfers? Of course, ceiling prices must be stopped, as in the case with many Premier League deals. No, the market economy doesn't work by inventing price tags. It needs to be tied to real income. Financial control? Another UEFA failure.

Rich clubs have borrowed money from sponsors that they can't work off. There are many real tasks, starting with retraining club doctors due to increased workloads. Also an important topic, the footballers' union is against a Club World Cup with 32 teams, similar to the World Cup. The tournament for national teams is now from 48 teams. They increased the number of matches in the Champions League. And Perez and Laporta invented 14 group stage matches.

The Super League playoff format is shorter, but the idea has more cons than pros. Starting with the fact that anarchy won't work. It's a fiction for a small cult with a dictator in a hat and a topic for right-wing philosophers to discuss. But anarchy is no better than democracy. And you have to fight for real democracy. Players' health, finances, football justice - three pillars, although there are important dolphins and orcas to deal with too.

Perez and Laporta, who haven't brought order to refereeing in La Liga, promise to organize a fair, ideal tournament where... they themselves will be the referees. And a couple of sheikhs from whom they will borrow billions. We don't believe in the good intentions to subdue European football, destroying the Champions League. The Super League format is terrible, 30 out of 32 teams guarantee a cozy spot in the elite leagues. This is not democracy, but an attempt to brazenly seize power.