The Tottenham Hotspurs Supporters’ Trust (THST) has come together with the supporters’ trusts of the other so-called ‘big six’ clubs to issue a joint statement opposing the changes proposed in Project Big Picture.
Project Big Picture: Supporter Groups' Joint Statement 👇https://t.co/W38lE3bUHI@AST_arsenal @ChelseaSTrust @spiritofshankly @MU_ST @TheOSC8
— THST (@THSTOfficial) October 13, 2020
The proposal put forward by the ownership of Liverpool and Manchester United has garnered plenty of criticism since it was leaked to the media this week (The Telegraph).
Some view the proposals as an attempt to take advantage of the financial challenges faced by lower league clubs as a result of COIVD-19, in order to accumulate more voting power.
One of the more controversial suggestions in the plan is to hand voting power on major issues to the nine clubs who have been in the Premier League the longest, as opposed to the current system of each of the 20 clubs getting a vote.
THST joined forces with Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, Spirit of Shankly (Liverpool Supporters Union), Manchester City FC Supporters Club (The OSC) and Manchester United Supporters’ Trust to make it clear that fans of the ‘big six’ do not support Project Big Picture.
While the joint statement did admit that there are some good proposals in the plan and acknowledged that there was a need to reform English football, they insisted that there needed to be a fair distribution of resources for the league to remain competitive.
To read their full statement, click here.
Spurs Web Opinion
As some journalists have pointed out, Spurs are one of the clubs who stand to gain the most from these proposals as they would get to claim £125 million for building the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As much as I would hate to see it, I fully expect Tottenham to vote in favour of the proposed changes as all clubs always vote based on their self-interest. Thankfully, these changes are unlikely to go through in their current form as there is little in it to make the eleven other Premier League clubs happy.
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