An insider in the meeting held by the 14 clubs in the Premier League not in the European Super League (ESL) has shared what Newcastle United’s view was.
Speaking on a broadcast in the Middle East (via The Chronicle), Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud claimed that the chief executive of the St. James’ Park faithful, as well as the CEO’s of the other clubs involved, ‘completely rejected’ the ESL, but also ‘rejected the requests for punishments’ in the meeting.
Newcastle right to reject ESL
The North East club are completely right to be rejecting the proposals of the ESL, and thankfully the project has collapsed following the withdrawal of all clubs in the so-called ‘big six’ from it.
Should the 'big 6' be punished?
It certainly would not have benefited the Tyneside club in terms of decreasing the money that they could receive in the future from factors such as TV deals, while also reducing their chances of gaining a significant amount of income by being invited to join the league because of the closed aspect of it.
The rejection for punishment may not go down too well with some members of the Toon Army, as the intentions of the ‘big six’ would have had a huge negative impact on English football. That said, none of the six are exactly competing with Steve Bruce’s side at the moment, so it would have to be one mighty points deduction to have major significance to the Magpies.
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