Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Stick Your Global Brand Up Your ****

Stick Your Global Brand Up Your ****

A worrying report on BBC Sport today suggests the money greedy men who run the Premier League might be looking to take OUR teams global with some ties being played abroad.

Apparently at a meeting in London the 20 clubs agreed to 'explore' the chance of extending the season to 39 games with some played abroad. What? Expand the games, the same games that the managers contstantly moan are too many already?

The PL is now being looked at as a brand or even a franchise as opposed to something there for the fans. How far will it go before they realise there is only so far fans can be pushed?

IT IS CALLED THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE.

The BBC claim the 10 extra games would go to the highest bidders and the teams to play would be drawn with the top five teams seeded. Oh ffs, sod off and leave and frigging game alone.

The changes, if given the go ahead, could be there for the 2010/11 season.

The co-chairman of the Football Supporters Federation told the BBC:

'I'm fairly confident in predicting that the overwhelming majority of football supporters will be totally opposed to this proposal. This is yet another case of the Premier League threatening the tradition of our game simply to follow money. What I want to do is put a challenge to the Premier League to abandon this completely if the majority of supporters turn out to be against it. The idea that teams can play a league game in a place where their supporters won't be able to go and watch them will be totally opposed by the vast majority of supporters.'

Must admit, that for me could well be the straw that breaks the camels back, it is bad enough we have to go and watch OUR teams play at stupid times - for instance this weekend the Newcastle United fans have to be down at Villa Park for a 12:45pm kick off, but if they take OUR teams abroad as well, sod it, no chance!

What do you think?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 7 2008
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

0
i think it is ridiculous......*****in 39 games !!!! whats that all about how does it become fair if say us and Everton are on equal points after 38 games and then they draw derby as their foreign game and we draw Man U (which of course we would).....and waht about season tickets, the price better no go up because of a stupid game that probably wont be able to reach as it is in deepest darkest Gambia or somthing......................arrarfjbjkgebnawigb;gnhgo; sorry m,ad about this its ridiculous !!!!
Bearvill
07/02/2008 15:37:00
0
Its not April 1st yet but this must be a joke. Then again they can have some of Wigan's home games as there are never any fans there anyway.
Villan444
07/02/2008 15:42:00
0
Not fair if 1 team gets 2 away games rather than 1 home and 1 away. Would have to be every team has at least 2 games abroad 1 for each. Totally unwiorkable. There would be jetlag to contend with and the team you play next would have an advantage etc.
Villan444
07/02/2008 15:45:00
0
Lunacy. Grass roots footie is becoming more desirable in my eyes. Bromsgrove Rovers anyone? It futures bright, the futures lower league football.
AC
07/02/2008 16:08:00
0
Whatever happened to clubs complaining about their prcious players playing too many games and they're too tired blah, blah, blah? Oh, the chairmen have a solution, let's give them more games and cart them off half way around the world, great idea. Greed is eating this game, but this will be the final straw, if this goes through, the bottom will fall out of the Premiership, as fans we put up with a hell of a lot of *****. This will be the straw that breaks the camel's back and in ten years, when the Premiership is on its knees, they'll beg for us back.
Little Dutch
07/02/2008 16:09:00
0
I live in Ireland and would love to see Villa play in Croke Park. If Villa want to become a global brand then maybe this is the future. For me to see Villa 3 times a year is probably what it costs local fans for a season ticket. I would love to get to Villa Park more often but its too expensive and even harder now to book early for cheap tickets because kick off times get changed. Maybe keep 38 games but your game against the same opposition are both played abroad, with no fixture for a week after these games to give players a chance.
mickdub
07/02/2008 16:25:00
0
Just a case of management trying to justify their own jobs. I've seen it so many times in industry, a new management team comes in and changes everything, they are then replaced and everything gets changed again, usually back to what it was before. They all want to make their mark and feel that if they are not changing things people will not notice what a good job they are doing. If it aint broke, don't fix it!
Villain Of The North
07/02/2008 16:47:00
0
Having made my previous point, if Villa want to boost their image in Southern Norway.......... :oP
Villain Of The North
07/02/2008 16:56:00
0
Bromsgrove Rovers!!No chance...Redditch United all the way ;-)
villa96
07/02/2008 17:40:00
0
der is an announcement on sky sports saying that teams can have seven substitutes from next season! that is at least one good thing thgat they have decided on today
Beefy10
07/02/2008 18:18:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's International Injury Update

Another tired and boring international break in the world of football, so here's an update from Bodymoor Heath on our walking wounded.

The Villa Times - 24/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

Videos. Inside The Aston Villa Dressing Room

Hate international breaks, so hey, thought some of you might have missed these. Quite good fun some of them.

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree87%
Disagree7%
Whatever 6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2017 Australia GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear362
2.Pride of Lions292
3.sirdennis288
4.JuanPabloAngel244
5.HeathfieldRoad1874240
6.Sasquatch172
7.Silhillvilla165
8.Melon Donkey153
9.BodyButter138
10.DeanoVilla129
Write for Vital Football