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European Super League

How much money is enough money? The concept of a European Super League (ESL) has been around since the late-80s but the idea that won’t die has once again resurfaced.

The primary motivation behind it all is money and the plans represent a massive threat to lower league finances, domestic cup competitions, weekend football, and will lock out new entrants to European competition.

The ESL has obviously been a huge talking point in 2021 with the backlash causing waves so big they encouraged the Government to kickstart its promised fan-led review.

You can follow the FSA’s activity in this area here and we would also encourage you to follow the work of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) to whom the FSA affiliates at a continental level.

Fans across the continent, via FSE, reaffirm our commitment to the following principles, against which we will measure any future reform proposals:

  1. Promotion and relegation based on sporting performance – from the bottom of the pyramid to qualification for Europe
  2. No to closed leagues or franchise football – qualify on results, not through history or heritage
  3. Weekends are for domestic leagues – protect fan culture, home and away. No live broadcasts on Saturdays at 3:00pm
  4. We want competitive leagues – no to even more concentration of wealth and on-going domination by a fixed few top clubs
  5. Domestic football comes first – protect the pyramid and cup competitions
  6. Share the wealth – the money from elite football should be shared across the whole game

Latest news: European Super League

Reclaim the Game: Europe-wide fans’ manifesto launched

Eleven demands for radical change to the game have been put together in one ‘Reclaim the Game’ manifesto by Football Supporters Europe to help supporters campaign across the continent.

European Super League: Museum collection to capture supporters’ campaign

Did you take part in protests, campaigning or any action against the European Super League last month? If so, the National Football Museum based in Manchester wants to hear from you.

Panel announced for fan-led review of football

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the full membership of the panel for the fan-led review of football governance, to be chaired by Tracey Crouch MP.

Coalition of ex-pros and pundits back independent regulation

A coalition of ex-players, pundits and media figures are the latest to call for substantial reform and the creation of an independent regulator.

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