The super league format, originally designed to arouse interest in the tournament, is in danger of killing the competition altogether. Problems have marred the three-year-old Super League since its inception. The teams that have played in it have been mediocre at best, and the fans are disappointed. Here are six reasons why the super league won’t work on the second attempt.
Greed of owners
According to our smart betting guide, the most apparent reason for this breakaway league is the greed of football club owners. These people have wanted more and more ways to make money by any means necessary, and ESL is their wet dream. There will be no relegation worries or financial regulations, so they can milk as much as they want from their fans.
Group of clubs not competitive enough
It will be a closed competition, meaning that only 15 teams will participate every year without any threat of relegation. So, how do you keep your fans interested if there’s no threat of relegation? It will create a competition full of dead rubbers where there’s no incentive for players or managers to go through the entire season on top of their game.
It takes the soul out of football
The best thing about football is one club can beat another club, not always but sometimes. That’s the great thing about sport, and you don’t know who will win. But in the Super League, you do. It’s very unlikely that any team other than one of the elite will ever win it. That takes away all the competition and all the drama from domestic games.
It will be a closed shop
No more relegation and promotion takes the fun of football. We can keep our best players because they can play against Europeâ€™s best week-in, week-out. The likes of Arsenal and Spurs need it to stop the likes of Burnley and Wolves from upsetting their apple cart and Champions League dreams. In addition, it will end the days of Leeds United, Watford, and West Brom earning bragging rights.
Rich get richer
There’s no doubt about it; the super league would benefit the top teams financially. They’d get more money from playing more games against each other, but that would come at the expense of the fans who would have to watch those matches. There’d be 18 teams in this new competition, with 15 permanent members and three guest spots that they would give out every year.
Limited in scope
Even though, in theory, it would be a closed tournament – with no relegation or promotion – the idea is only to have fifteen permanent entrants, plus five rotating guests. The prospect of being able to invite five guests means that, in theory, a club could qualify for the Super League without winning their domestic league. This defeats the entire point of having a closed tournament.
Let’s stop this move for a second attempt to a ‘super league’ before it starts. Let’s enjoy what we already have. The beautiful game is still evolving and improving every single year. It is unrivaled in diversity, with hundreds of different nationalities playing every week. Therefore, let us hold onto that and to all the wonderful teams,