"Do you just make shit up? Spurs have been Champions League just 4 times, 2011,2017,2018,2019 and Arsenal have been in Champions League 17 of the last 20 seasons missing 2000 and then last season and this season by just 1 point" [/QUOTE]Competition is healthier? The only way that comment can be true is if you mean that 6 teams now have a chance of winning the league as how can it be healthier overall as a competition for all 20 teams? Or are you just talking about winning it the fact Man Utd dominated it for so long and then Chelsea bought into it and then Man City bought into it (with Arsenal popping up a few times)?
Surely you realise that now winning trophies doesn't mean they get all the money and nobody else gets any? A team winning the League could get less prize money and this has happened I'm sure. Anyway the prize money difference between winning and coming 6th os £10 million but was £7 million in 2017-18 due to Arsenal being on TV more. Notice how the facilities fees are also bigger for the top 6 teams giving them another £10-20 million or so than the rest.
Do you just make shit up? Spurs have been Champions League just 4 times, 2011,2017,2018,2019 and Arsenal have been in Champions League 17 of the last 20 seasons missing 2000 and then last season and this season by just 1 point,
Anyway, the Champions League isn't the only cash cow as they got to the Semi last season and got £32 million for it (LINK https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/57/82/58/2578258_DOWNLOAD.pdf) and now they'll get a bit more getting to the Final this year.
:EDIT: I meant to highlight this bit in your post also "spurs have been promoted to the champions league regualrly"
Don't be daft man Teams aren't allowed any more to throw money to the scale Chelsea and Man City did it. Wasn't FFP only brought in fully in 2015?
Which team realistically could now think "hmmm, we reckon within a few years we could break into the top of the table and establish ourselves like Chelsea and Man City?" I doubt even the deluded club Mags think they could do it because one factor is the wages they'd have to pay more than those big 6 to attract decent enough players to come and live up here for starters and very little chance of success in silverware. I guess one big factor that many don't contemplate is exposure to social media and additional money players can generate from that these days. They can also make money from sponsors/ads/promotions and all that shite.
You'd probably need to hoy at least a billion at a club to even buy a team/pay wages that would be able to maintain a challenge with the big boys now given they pull in double revenue what the rest get. Given there's already 6 now with limited access to European places then do you think a rich arab/business would seriously think about that investment now? It's possibly one reason why Ashley is struggling to sell the Mags, not just overpricing them but the fact to now make the big money they'd have to spend huge amounts getting there but they can't do it like Man City recently did (and possibly cheated by doing it!)
The Premier League is like a Monopoly game now as basically the big 6 now have Mayfair/Park Lane, Bond/Fleet/Oxford Streets and all with hotels on so they can afford to land on anywhere on the board . The rest of the league haven't even got as far as Vine Place and can't really afford to land on anything so will just stay where they are!
They will leave I reckon but as you say the majority of the money will all go into the Champions League. It would be like a World Cup but with domestic teams having picked sides from the pool of 100s of players. It's clearly obvious that 'globally' it will be far more marketable than Burnley v Bournemouth who will be full of unknowns to those watching!
You make some very valid and detailed points MackemX many of which are absolutely correct, but for the sake of accuracy Spurs have actually finished in the top Four 6 times in the last 9 years in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and Spurs missed out by a point or Two on 3 or 4 occasions.
The prize money for the top CL clubs will increase significantly when that format starts, which will allow those clubs to buy even better and deeper squads, look at next weeks Champions League Final Spurs v Liverpool where 12 substitutes can be named and up to 4 of them used if extra time is needed.Juve boss Agnelli announced last feb that the 16 team ESL starting outside uefa in 2021 that had its emails leaked by footieleaks last year is dead after uefa agreed a deal until 2024.
All well n good if they hadn’t just carried on planning a new version to start in 2025! This newer version is a 32 team jobbie with four groups of eight with top four of every group qualifying for a H&A ko system leading to a grande finale. So that’s a minimum of 14 games for the worst teams and a maximum of 23 for the finalists. That can’t be crammed into a normal season. These twats have already said they’d like the top flights reduced to a max of 18, I think they’ll be dropping out of domestic cups nivver mind playing weakened teams as I doubt there’s that many slots in a standard season and 14 games aren’t enough to leave the domestic set ups for.
One weekend and one midweek slot per seven days? International weeks? FA Cup Games? FL games? 14-23 ESL games? The seasons not that long.