Man United & Man City amongst seven clubs in secret talks with FIFA

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  1. razman

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    New York Times Article here

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/sports/soccer/fifa-uefa-club-world-cup.html

    Few Paragraphs from the Article

    Representatives of seven of the world’s richest soccer teams, including Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid, visited FIFA on Wednesday for a private meeting aimed at winning the clubs in the increasingly fractious battle to set up a new multibillion-dollar world club championship.

    The group also included the English champion Manchester City, Italy’s Juventus, France’s Paris Saint-Germain and the perennial German champion Bayern Munich.

    The seven clubs invited to the meeting had combined revenues of more than $4 billion in 2017, and they command a massive global fan base that would be critical to making FIFA’s secretive discussions about the new tournament, code-named “Project Trophy,” a success.
     
  2. blue b4 the moon

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    And NYT uses a picture of them scoring against us.....
     
  3. razman

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    no that's a twitter football account from where I got the the link. The article doesn't have that
     
  4. blue b4 the moon

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    Ah ok fair enough
     
  5. Newman Noggs

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    Brilliant. A world league is inevitable at some point. The very least this proposal will do is focus the minds of UEFA on whether it is in their best interests to continue to run the CL for the benefit of the traditional G14.

    The bigger boys have come out to play, set football's governing bodies against each other and it's going to be delicious.
     
  6. Psychedelic Casual

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    How are they secret if everyone knows about them?..
     
  7. dickie davies

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    So not "secret talks" then, just "talks"
     
  8. Newman Noggs

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    "Secret" sounds much more newsworthy than "little publicised".
     
  9. Gordyola

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    That will teach them to write letters
     
  10. paulchapo

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    Oh yes and get their corrupt refs to screw us over. As Khaldoon famously said, "We will take a pinch for now." Well we've taken the pinch now it's time to hand out the bloody nose!
     

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