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What is The Super League?
12 of Europe’s most famous clubs all agreed in principle to support proposals to create a midweek European Super League.
Who will take part? What will the format be? Who supports the proposal? Who will benefit?
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  • Leon P
    Leon P

    I hope nobody watches the super League boycott it make them waste their money and suffer great losses for their gluttony.

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi

    I don't want the super league but the harsh pessimist in me feels it's gonna happen. Big money always wins.

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu

    The last time I was this early my favorite club didn't sell its soul for money!!!

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon

    "Created by the poor, ruined by the riches."

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni

    The last time I was this early my favorite club didn't sell its soul for money!!!

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

    It’s the 20th and the super league has went up in flames

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      Would it have been so difficult to include and credit all clubs who rejected the proposal? Dortmund, Porto?

  • Lon
    Lon

    Bruh this is MLS

    • bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu

      The true reason. Below is the debt owed of each team: • Arsenal - 125 Million Euros • AC Milan - 151 Million Euros • ManCity - 200 Million Euros • Liverpool - 272 Million Euro

  • Alaskan Malamute
    Alaskan Malamute

    1:38 5 teams qualifying off merit and 15 chosen big clubs that get a free ride..sounds fair right?

    • qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon

      The problem in Europe, is that they do not realize that their leagues are supported by a global, not just a local audience. They have the best teams and players thanks to all th

  • miko foin
    miko foin

    Someday those FCs will found theirs own federation called World Football Entertainment

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      They cant ban the biggest teams from their own home leagues it just wont make sense watching those competitions without the heavy weights

  • Folk
    Folk

    ESL explained as short as possible: DEBT BAILOUT

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

      and they will be watching it at the distance via online or tv,.

  • Lucas Lucas
    Lucas Lucas

    Joe Devine is the best narrator there is.

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

      and they will be watching it at the distance via online or tv,.

  • xJMFx
    xJMFx

    Florentino explained that the super league won't break away from UEFA Champions League. As always bs video

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      In the Netherlands they would say "The butcher inspects his own meat" setting yourself apart from the rest without competing

  • aola wili
    aola wili

    Of course, Florentino "I'd sell my own mother for a fistful of pesos" Perez is in charge of this monster 😑

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

      The problem in Europe, is that they do not realize that their leagues are supported by a global, not just a local audience. They have the best teams and players thanks to all th

  • Tmac 01
    Tmac 01

    Its for the corrupt to stay corrupt

  • Stalker 2807
    Stalker 2807

    Owner greed isn’t the problem, the problem is player and agent greed and of course Manchester City and PSG who fuel it. That is why the big clubs are all in financial trouble spending for champions league while not always qualifying. Fans have been duped by Sky and UEFA propaganda and all that has changed is they now have all of the power. Hurray! So when the next premier league deal is being negotiated for half of what it is now, you can blame yourselves for being useful idiots. Oh, and I hope you enjoy watching the Manchester Oiler’s winning the PL ad-infinitum.

  • Vertubenflugen
    Vertubenflugen

    I don't know why everyone is complaining? The game has been about money for a very long time. Whatever happened to the free market?

    • aola wili
      aola wili

      Stay safe all and we will watch football with cheer and full of enjoy very soon. Enjoy every moment of day and Have a peaceful life.

  • D _
    D _

    Fcking love this channel

  • RJLM REACTS
    RJLM REACTS

    great vid, very informative! 😎

  • Ryoichi Watanabe
    Ryoichi Watanabe

    Oooh what a timing..., greedy twats

  • bilinas mini
    bilinas mini

    Would it have been so difficult to include and credit all clubs who rejected the proposal? Dortmund, Porto?

  • James Shannon
    James Shannon

    I haven't watched football in 20 years. It's garbage now! Give me a dirt bike trying to get up a giant mud hill or MMA any day!

  • SirElifant
    SirElifant

    The true reason. Below is the debt owed of each team: • Arsenal - 125 Million Euros • AC Milan - 151 Million Euros • ManCity - 200 Million Euros • Liverpool - 272 Million Euros • Juventus - 357 Million Euros • Atletico - 494 Million Euros • ManU - 528 Million Euros • Inter Milan - 630 Million Euros • Real Madrid - 901 Million Euros • Barcelona - 1,17 Billion Euros • Tottenham - 1.28 Billion Euros • Chelsea - 1.51 Billion Euros

  • JAVIER SALINAS
    JAVIER SALINAS

    The problem in Europe, is that they do not realize that their leagues are supported by a global, not just a local audience. They have the best teams and players thanks to all the money they get from overseas. To cater that audience, and get even more money they have to make changes. If they dont do that, the best soccer will be played elsewhere soon, and they will be watching it at the distance via online or tv,.

  • Young Legit
    Young Legit

    They cant ban the biggest teams from their own home leagues it just wont make sense watching those competitions without the heavy weights

  • Flako Flako
    Flako Flako

    I prefer the super league than the new champions format for 2024 nonsense

  • Lev Bobrov
    Lev Bobrov

    Finally, thank god! Maybe UEFA Champion's League will become interesting again and not just the competition where clubs compare budgets.

  • gangsterboogie Boogie
    gangsterboogie Boogie

    In the Netherlands they would say "The butcher inspects his own meat" setting yourself apart from the rest without competing

  • Pink Banana
    Pink Banana

    Although I don’t watch football, i can really emphasis with anyone who’s been let down by this decision. I’m an f1 fan and this year they’re introducing a “new thing” to the sport called sprint race and it just ruins the history of tge sport plus the excitement. It’s our duty to don’t let that happen.

  • Femi Salami
    Femi Salami

    But didn't they state that they would still participate in their local leagues? And just play in the ESL in midweek?

  • Kushagra Krishna Agrawal
    Kushagra Krishna Agrawal

    Can you please do a video explaining how the UEFA works? And maybe why do teams want to break away from UEFA?

  • nurbu tsering
    nurbu tsering

    Stay safe all and we will watch football with cheer and full of enjoy very soon. Enjoy every moment of day and Have a peaceful life.

  • nurbu tsering
    nurbu tsering

    Being a football fan I could say this is not good idea. I don’t like this because we should have value for sport especially football and give people happy.

  • Man Of People
    Man Of People

    Tottenham running from Dinamo Zagreb hahhahaha. More like SUPERBAD league

  • Ruka Ruka
    Ruka Ruka

    I don’t trust any of those president and Vice Presidents😂

  • Beven Ryan
    Beven Ryan

    What’s bad about this ?...

    • Bob Marley
      Bob Marley

      Elitist, doesn’t have any relegation, and it’s American. In short, a lot.

  • BRIGHT SPARKS
    BRIGHT SPARKS

    Dream League Soccer predicted the Super league!!

  • Ron Murr
    Ron Murr

    The only thing I don't agree with is the 5 clubs being invited to participate.. get 5 more members and be done with it. I also don't agree with FIFA banning players from participating for their country. I am sure there is money to be made for both entities if the super league follow the model of the USA with their competitions, and UEFA revamp the CL to elevate what they currently have now. They can relinquish all support to super league clubs and redistribute to other clubs and create something even bigger.

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    youtube i dont give a puck at sports you're just dumping channels on the homepage for me to block at this point, its almost like you want me to bombard these videos with dislikes yea real great ai learning you got going on.

  • dirk digler
    dirk digler

    Ohhhh it’s just goin to be a rich clubs league. 😆. Cant fool us.

  • Keaton Brownstead
    Keaton Brownstead

    file this one under Aged Like Milk haha!

  • Orion
    Orion

    You didn't explain why this happen in the first place..

  • MaskReady
    MaskReady

    Perez: “It cannot be that in England, the six lose money and 14 make money. In Spain the top three lose money, and the others make money.” If you’re losing money it’s because you’re spending a lot more money! Cut wages and stop spending 100’s of millions on transfer every summer. This is ultimately every clubs own responsibility to manage its own budget and finances. Perez and these other club owners think they can spend the most money and should be compensated for free. The entitlement is damning. Nobody has forced them to spend more money, this is why football pyramid is so important. Bc these clubs if they cannot be sustainable, will and should fall from grace. And another club will take their place as top clubs. This is the beauty of football.

  • Levi Zenon
    Levi Zenon

    JP Morgan the ones creating the 2008 economic bubble,leaving people without jobs all over the world and creating poverty,no thank you

  • Kamen Borisov
    Kamen Borisov

    "You told me yes, you held me high And I believed when you told that lie I played soldier, you played king And struck me down when I kissed that ring You lost that right to hold that crown I built you up but you let me down So when you fall, I'll take my turn And fan the flames as your blazes burn..." Linkin Park - Burn it down

  • Silent Lessons
    Silent Lessons

    thought u would hv explained the reason for the backlash and explained in detail its effects.

  • Chuck Pioneer
    Chuck Pioneer

    ESL is lame without relegation rule! It gives no door for the smaller clubs who can win tickets with great performances. Glub like Atalanta and Leichester City deserve a chance ! Uefa is already ruinning football with their BS new UCL format ! Don't sound like everyone is saint, if a business can't profit itself nobody s gonna invest in! But clubs indeed do have social responsibility for their local cities and fans! But it doesn't mean they are obligated to do anything to comply with the UEFA with unlimited power in an unfair manner ! Who will rather lose money to feed others? Common logic!

  • Lex Perz
    Lex Perz

    Next big scheme

  • Markerz101
    Markerz101

    I'm expecting to see an in depth analysis of this. There is much at play here (financially it could balance spending in top clubs) and this Super League would have been a benefit (GREAT) if it could live along-side the current leagues ,(plus state the founding clubs as not being permanent members) essentially replacing the champions league. I just can't believe fans are not open to giant games being played every other week in a fair league competition vs the current random elimination to away goals (causes speculative play).

  • SANG
    SANG

    And they probably won't even be punished. They deserve a 5 year ban from the champions league and a €30m fine each.

  • Gomi
    Gomi

    i dont even watch soccer/football.

  • M R
    M R

    Overreacting fans. They dont even have money to run the club. Now they've ruined this good opportunity to gain some money to enhance the club and the game. Shame on you loser..aka fans

  • TheRandom.cowboy
    TheRandom.cowboy

    I just want an explanation on why this is hated soo much.

    • Johannes Köhn
      Johannes Köhn

      Football is a sport. The nature of sport is fair competition. The fascination of the sport football is that truly anyone can beat anyone. The fascination of the champions league isn't just good teams playing against each other but small clubs beating big ones. That would have been completely gone. Also sport means that if you're good enough you can qualify for and win any tournament (according to your region). A tournament some teams can't qualify for and other teams don't have to qualify for is against the nature of sport

  • I fuckin hate my life
    I fuckin hate my life

    SAY NO TO SUPER LEAGUE

  • Perry L
    Perry L

    As a non soccer fan, why is this bad?

  • KiNG99
    KiNG99

    Didn't last long mate,the video was unnecessary

  • Paul Topp
    Paul Topp

    Supergreed................greedy bastards

  • ol capone
    ol capone

    WHY IS THERE SO MANY SHILL LIKES THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA

  • ol capone
    ol capone

    THIS SOUNDS AWFULL

  • Haakon
    Haakon

    Super League is an attempted Americanization of European football. American non-meritocratic structure. American capital. Even the name brings to mind American superhero obsession. The next development will no doubt be American in-your-face advertising every 5 to 10 minutes. Welcome to the Super Soccer League!

  • RUDI UK
    RUDI UK

    The milk in my fridge outlived this bright idea. Equate that to each of the 12 owner's blind greed.

  • miguel sanchez
    miguel sanchez

    Is tifo the athletic or is the athletic tifo ?

  • Edin Pandzic
    Edin Pandzic

    I AM ANNOYED BY UEA AND FIFA no var...it allows them to CHEAT!!

  • Zashimi X
    Zashimi X

    Zlatan going to the MLS for a bit made them realize they needed to make Super League to keep him longer in Europe!!

  • Craig
    Craig

    Just like old China this lasted for longer than a unvaccinated kid

  • khailygooz
    khailygooz

    There mistake was not offering fifa 3.5 billion

  • Kwabena Nkyi
    Kwabena Nkyi

    BINNED OFF ALREADY LMAOOOOOOOOOO

  • Neo Luthuli
    Neo Luthuli

    I grew up watching the super league...oh wait it's gone

  • Mike Saraft
    Mike Saraft

    *God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to Give us eternal life.* *He also promised to heal your body.* *(look up to the sky and ask him)*

  • Z Fiasco
    Z Fiasco

    You all are something else there must be a major change in the sport of soccer its just a matter of time it happens! To many times soccer isn’t interesting or exciting to watch when it comes to the club league’s over the past years. I believe a change like this will be a major step into the right direction long term its just hard initially to accept these changes that could effect the history of this sport. But something has to be done let’s all be honest soccer competition has been at its lowest they need to make the game exciting for all of us to watch and that’s the real truth to all this!!

    • ChefC568 _
      ChefC568 _

      Make your own league then mate and have 5 blokes join with you, enjoy 👍

  • Sally Hakim
    Sally Hakim

    When in Africa,isaw tv,football made in Germany,and I still believe Germans had reason to oppose,bcoz,they love and made football

  • TaipeiJoey101
    TaipeiJoey101

    Well that was fast

  • Sally Hakim
    Sally Hakim

    Greedy ideas

  • kongvinter33
    kongvinter33

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA this didnt age well

  • Κωνσταντίνος Τσιούμας
    Κωνσταντίνος Τσιούμας

    Although I am against the creation of this particular Super League, you'll see that in the near future (possibly 2024) UEFA will create its own semi-closed League, in the place of UCL. And then everyone will shut up. So quit crying that "football is not what it used to be". Newsflash, football has evolved anyway and it doesn't care about your feelings, honestly. Unless your tears will transform into Euros, UEFA doesn't care. That's why they will eventually create a semi-closed league in the place of UCL. The whole point is that Perez and his boys wanted to make money and take a big shit on UEFA. That didn't work well. Although Perez is the absolute godfather of European (world maybe) football, he can't beat UEFA. I want to see how everyone will react, once UEFA does the same in a few years. Freaking hypocrites.

  • Plushy
    Plushy

    Can someone explain to me though why people hate the super leauge?

    • Alia
      Alia

      One thing, it takes the defeat out of victory. No matter how bad those clubs are, they won't get kicked out the league - no relegation whatsoever, unlike in the Champions League. And the reason why those 12 clubs signed up was basically because they got bigger money (and debt, heh) compared to other. No offence to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City fans, but they aren't really on the top this season. The fans know Champions League system aren't that perfect, and it actually already profit-based since long ago, but in there there's still an actual - at least to some degree - sense of competition on it.

    • Jmk Kmj
      Jmk Kmj

      Because it is not about the sport it's about the money It's like the rich and the rich play together to get richer and the smaller clubs getting poorer And the rich people behind the clubs are often assholes which got there money by destroying the life of others

  • ph1000q
    ph1000q

    Well their done now 😂

  • Dominic
    Dominic

    Time to pay your respects or disrespects because this greedy empire collapsed faster than anyone expected

  • A Guida
    A Guida

    I have a system. What about 2 groups consisting of 16 teams each and everyone needs to play eachother 2 times. The top 8 of each group advanced to do the playoffs as we know and love them.

  • kWh[Y]
    kWh[Y]

    This is gambling, no longer sport then, Ramos will bite everyone freely, or Ramos will have no leg anymore.

  • Marty McFly
    Marty McFly

    What's the "U-Wafer"?

  • Jon Whick
    Jon Whick

    And its gone

  • Peter Glide
    Peter Glide

    The worst for me is: the players, the managers and the fans were not even informed about this prematurely. This was clearly made without their consent which is unacceptable.

  • nolm
    nolm

    I personally don’t watch soccer/football, but can someone explain why most people hate this idea?

    • The Game Gang
      The Game Gang

      E

  • Jon Crowe
    Jon Crowe

    How much money do rich people need?

  • Antony Jennings
    Antony Jennings

    What a load of rubbish

  • djbanger
    djbanger

    I still don’t get it

  • Ty J
    Ty J

    Idk how Arsenal made it in but I’m glad they did because they should be there.

  • Ty J
    Ty J

    So it’s kind of like a playoffs system? It won’t be the same without Bayern and PSG tho 😞

  • CorfuGainz
    CorfuGainz

    Is this really any different that the Championsleague setup? Mega clubs automatically entering into competition and then throwing in a shit team or two that had to jump through hoops just to participate? The hypocrisy of this whole ordeal has been worse than the super league proposal itself. At least they aren’t beating around the bush about it while Uefa is supposedly championing for fairness when they recently fucked up the entire competition a few years ago to make more money and screw over minor clubs.

  • Aaron Stevenson
    Aaron Stevenson

    I demand a story on the how football fans meme’d the ever-loving shit out of billionaires and just how out of touch they were that 48 hours of online hate caused a Super fucking League to fold.

  • lvloneratata
    lvloneratata

    oh well, i guess we will walk alone after all lmao... ill watch the bundesliga and ligue1 never thought they would be the ones wih integrity but here goes

  • andrewjames1982
    andrewjames1982

    Do we expect anymore on this? Considering UK have pulled out 😎

  • Sam Richardson
    Sam Richardson

    Once We Win this War. We Will show the World Who is the Master. CAPITAL or LABOR. RICH OWNERS or FANS Who PAY And Make them RiCH.

  • Sam Richardson
    Sam Richardson

    Capitalist Invasion against European Labor Culture... Here is a List of League Just like that MLS, IPL, ISL.

    • Sam Richardson
      Sam Richardson

      @Jei Marbañiang No Labor Rights or Laws there? No Real Clubs only Franchise with No Home Ground... No Home = No Home Grown Ethnic Players.

    • Jei Marbañiang
      Jei Marbañiang

      ISL has no other choice. It was made entirely by the Ambanis so they make the rules and football isn't well established like Europe. We are trying to make a promo/relegation system in the coming years

  • Kassim Borhan
    Kassim Borhan

    Hahaha, back by JP MORGAN ➕ most of Americans billionaires. Nothing was good for sports rather than making more money for themselves.

  • checkmate734
    checkmate734

    There have been rumours about a super league for at least a decade. Dig deeper.

  • Pietari
    Pietari

    It didnt happen

  • Bartzlord
    Bartzlord

    Aaaaaaand its gone

  • Ryan W
    Ryan W

    Only 3 clubs left. Bye bye Boring League

  • PixelStacker
    PixelStacker

    Ronaldo scores a free kick absolutely