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News Premier League: English football reform plans proposals

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54499998

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/footbal...an-utd-liverpool-driving-project-big-picture/

For the lazy:
  • £250 million immediately to the EFL to compensate its clubs for lost matchday revenue, deducted from future television revenue earnings and financed by a loan taken out by the Premier League
  • Special status for the nine longest serving clubs – and the vote of only six of those "long-term shareholders" required to make major changes, including amending rules and regulations, agreeing contracts, removal of the chief executive, and a wide-ranging veto including on club ownership
  • Premier League to go to 18 clubs from 20
  • £100 million one-off gift to the FA to cover its coronavirus losses, the non-league game, the women’s game, the grassroots
  • 8.5 per cent of annual net Premier League revenue to go on operating costs and "good causes" including the FA
  • From the remainder, 25 per cent of all combined Premier League and Football League revenues to go to the EFL clubs
  • Six per cent of Premier League gross revenues to pay for stadium improvements across the top four divisions, calculated at £100 per seat
  • New rules for the distribution of Premier League television income, overseas and domestic, including proposals that base one portion on performance over three years in the league
  • The abolition of the League Cup and the Community Shield
  • 24 clubs each in the Championship, League One and League Two reducing the professional game overall from 92 clubs to 90
  • A women’s professional league independent of the Premier League or the FA
  • Two sides automatically relegated from the Premier League every season and the top two Championship teams promoted. The 16th place Premier League club in a play-off tournament with the Championship’s third, fourth and fifth placed teams.
  • Financial fair play regulations in line with Uefa, and full access for Premier League executive to club accounts
  • A fan charter including capping of away tickets at £20, away travel subsidised, a focus on a return to safe standing, a minimum away allocation of eight per cent capacity
  • Later Premier League start in August to give greater scope for pre-season friendlies, and requirement for all clubs to compete once every five years in a summer Premier League tournament
  • Huge changes to loan system allowing clubs to have 15 players out on loan domestically at any one time and up to four at a single club in England
Removing the league cup and reducing the league to 18 seems to be big a big step.
 
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And football continues its journey away from its roots and the working class fan

and moves from being run by (mostly corrupt) old men, to faceless corporations, investors and billionaires play things

there is a chance that this could play out well. (Capping tickets and helping with away travel. Possibly more openness and transparency. Maybe more money for the efl to waste chasing that premiership dream).

but the cynic in me says this more about the long game and having fewer clubs at the top. To them keeping more of the power, money and consolidating on the direction of modern football
 

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Wait these are permanent? Not just fOR COVID?

It feels like the big clubs are using helping out the smaller clubs in the current crisis as leverage to give themselves more power and security in the long term.