The Athletic has revealed that Premier League clubs have voted to turn down Project Big Picture, which was originally proposed by the owners of Manchester United and Liverpool.
When the details about Project Big Picture were first leaked this week (Telegraph), it was met with considerable outrage, with many viewing it as an attempt by the bigger clubs to grab more power under the guise of helping EFL clubs.
One of the controversial changes suggested was giving voting rights on matters of ownership and other important issues to just nine clubs who have been in the Premier League the longest, replacing the current system in which each of the 20 clubs has a vote.
The supporters’ trusts of all the so-called ‘big six’ clubs, including THST, issued a joint statement against going ahead with the proposed changes.
According to The Athletic, the proposals have been voted down by the majority of Premier League clubs in a meeting this afternoon.
Instead, all twenty clubs are said to be working together on a new strategic plan to restructure English football and give the lower league clubs the financial assistance they need.
The report reveals that individual proposals in Project Big Picture may still be revisited and that the Premier League clubs will come up with a new bailout package for English football’s lower leagues.
Spurs Web Opinion
These proposals never really had any chance of going through as it was not in the interest of the majority of the Premier Leauge teams. It is certainly good news that it has been turned down but I suspect this is not the last we have heard of the matter and that the ‘big six’ clubs will potentially threaten to form a breakaway European League in the future if they are not given more voting power.
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