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- Dec 22, 2009
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The FA has the final say on everything, their special shareholder status guarantees that power to them. Terrible article.It's not hysterical nonsense. I quoted the chief football writer of the Telegraph. Former FA chief executive Mark Palios says the same.
Former FA chief executive Mark Palios has warned that Project Big Picture would lead to the permanent dismantling of the football pyramid in this country and has questioned the role of EFL chairman Rick Parry in the proposal.Parry will talk to clubs from each of the EFL divisions on Tuesday, but cannot count on widespread support of his plan despite the promise of a £250million bail out.Palios, who owns League Two club Tranmere Rovers, is convinced that the proposal, led by Liverpool and Manchester United, and supported by Parry, would eventually result in the formation of a Premier League Two, from which there would be no relegation and promotion.
“What you actually want to do is to smooth the gaps across the pyramid, rather than taking a route that will increase the gap sometime in the future and will mean the end of the pyramid as we know it with relegation and promotion right the way through. There would be no relegation and promotion from Premier League Two, and what’s to stop it if the ‘Big Six’ take control?
Exclusive: Former FA chief executive Mark Palios fears Project Big Picture would destroy football pyramid foreverTranmere Rovers owner hits out at Rick Parry, saying the EFL chairman should have consulted clubs before going along with the proposalswww.telegraph.co.uk
The Football Supporters' Association have the same concerns.
The FSA have raised fears over a potentially closed league given the prospect of lopsided voting power, with the prospect of promotion and relegation being ended."As six clubs can set the rules, who could stop them ending relegation from the Premier League and creating a franchise system like they have in US sports? No one," the FSA added.
The FSA has raised concerns about the drastic proposals led by Manchester United and Liverpool to restructure the English football pyramidwww.independent.co.uk