With the announcement of the European Super League, Ex-Burnley player and Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff spoke out against the decision and it’s implications of the English football pyramid:
“It’s disgraceful really that people are looking trying to run a separate competition, when 150 years of history has worked so far but I’m only repeating what other people have said, it’s about money.
“For me I think it’s quite good the way it is. I don’t see it working, I don’t know how they’re going to go about it, I don’t know the ins and outs of it. I can’t see UEFA letting them run it side by side with their competitions, I can’t see that at all.
“I think it’ll have to be a proper breakaway where they have their own little competition, and everyone else will just have to readjust.”
Duff was asked on the implications of the Super League on the likes of his former teams: “I don’t know to be honest, it’s all TV money, so you don’t know if the TV companies pull out, because they all want to go and show this European League, then that means the money falls out of the Premier League which is obviously going to have a knock on effect elsewhere.
“But the TV companies might like the idea of the Premier League, it’d be more competitive, as in from first to last will be closer if their isn’t the big six who have got more money then anyone else.
“It’s hard to see how it’ll all pan out, I don’t know enough about it. I watched the game last night and I saw Gary Neville’s rant and I sort of agreed with a lot of what he was saying, just the integrity of the game is being stripped for cash.”