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hello and welcome to sportsday. plans of a european super league are being met with a wall of criticism — another day brings more backlash with governing bodies, clubs, managers and players all weighinh in on the future of football. and as one of the 12 clubs get set for premier league action this evening — some chelsea fans are making their views clear — we'll be live at stamford bridge. and elsewhere — a fifth place finish in the six nations is
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hello and welcome to sportsday. it's the most bitter battle over the future of football. the game has been rocked to its foundations with normal order shattered. and now it's in the throes of a constant stream of statements, accusations and pleas from those involved in the sport. the breakaway european super league says it wants to save the future of football. but it's a model that has polarised most of the rest of the game. today alone as the reaction continues. fifa, the premier league, the uk government, broadcasters, managers, players and more have all been having their say on the 12 clubs who want to split away. patrick gearey has this report. so far, this week football has been inescapable and get the game itself is filled completely irrelevant. the real battle is going on outside in the voices of those opposed to the super league are allowed and livid.
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—— loud. in the television studio, we heard from one who wants to make it happen. we we heard from one who wants to make it ha en. ~ ., ., ., we heard from one who wants to make it hauen. ~ ., ., ., ., , it happen. we do not have the money a art from it happen. we do not have the money apart from tv — it happen. we do not have the money apart from tv rights, _ it happen. we do not have the money apart from tv rights, so _ it happen. we do not have the money apart from tv rights, so the - it happen. we do not have the money apart from tv rights, so the only - apart from tv rights, so the only way to make football profitable is to make more competitive teams that are more attractive to fans of the biggest clubs from all over the world. he biggest clubs from all over the world. . ., ., ., biggest clubs from all over the world. . ., .,, biggest clubs from all over the world. . ., ., world. he claimed football has a roblem, world. he claimed football has a problem. young _ world. he claimed football has a problem, young people - world. he claimed football has a problem, young people losing i problem, young people losing interest and he questioned whether the games go on too long for the tastes. the owners of the six english clubs backing the plan, there is a live in a statement and then silence. european football spoke directly to them. to then silence. european football spoke directly to them.- spoke directly to them. to the en . lish spoke directly to them. to the english clubs, _ spoke directly to them. to the english clubs, mainly. - spoke directly to them. to the english clubs, mainly. come l spoke directly to them. to the | english clubs, mainly. come to spoke directly to them. to the - english clubs, mainly. come to your senses _ english clubs, mainly. come to your senses not— english clubs, mainly. come to your senses. not out of love for football, _ senses. not out of love for football, i imagine some of you do not have _ football, i imagine some of you do not have much of that. whatever respect _ not have much of that. whatever respect of — not have much of that. whatever respect of those —— out of respect for those — respect of those —— out of respect for those who believe themselves to can go— for those who believe themselves to can go to _ for those who believe themselves to can go to the stadium to support their— can go to the stadium to support their team — can go to the stadium to support theirteam and
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can go to the stadium to support their team and what the dream to be kept alive _ their team and what the dream to be kept alive. this their team and what the dream to be ket alive. , , ., ., ., kept alive. this is all a part of the counterattack _ kept alive. this is all a part of the counterattack against - kept alive. this is all a part of the counterattack against the | kept alive. this is all a part of - the counterattack against the super week. backed by fee folk around the world game and i we are curing from the clubs not on the guest list. everton attacked the preposterous arrogance of the clubs and considered all actions available to stop it from happening. the board made it quite _ stop it from happening. the board made it quite clear _ stop it from happening. the board made it quite clear in _ stop it from happening. the board made it quite clear in me - stop it from happening. the board made it quite clear in me did - made it quite clear in me did contemplating _ made it quite clear in me did contemplating that - made it quite clear in me did contemplating that the - made it quite clear in me did contemplating that the mosti made it quite clear in me did - contemplating that the most severe sanctions _ contemplating that the most severe sanctions against _ contemplating that the most severe sanctions against the _ contemplating that the most severe sanctions against the six _ contemplating that the most severe sanctions against the six clubs, - contemplating that the most severe sanctions against the six clubs, all. sanctions against the six clubs, all i sanctions against the six clubs, all i can— sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say— sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say is— sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say is that _ sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say is that it— sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say is that it was _ sanctions against the six clubs, all i can say is that it was quite - i can say is that it was quite unanimous. _ i can say is that it was quite unanimous, sadness, - i can say is that it was quitel unanimous, sadness, anger, i can say is that it was quite - unanimous, sadness, anger, disgust at the _ unanimous, sadness, anger, disgust at the events— unanimous, sadness, anger, disgust at the events amongst _ unanimous, sadness, anger, disgust at the events amongst every- unanimous, sadness, anger, disgust at the events amongst every single i at the events amongst every single one of— at the events amongst every single one of those — at the events amongst every single one of those 14 _ at the events amongst every single one of those 14 clubs. _ at the events amongst every single one of those 14 clubs.— one of those 14 clubs. politics, boris johnson _ one of those 14 clubs. politics, boris johnson told _ one of those 14 clubs. politics, boris johnson told support - one of those 14 clubs. politics, i boris johnson told support groups borisjohnson told support groups that no action was off the table when it came to blocking the league. sir keir starmer held a meeting with vance and promised to help rise up against the super league. birds are chosen carefully and manchester
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united posted an image dominated by the message that football is nothing without fans. while manchester city, where the most respected voices in the game, offered this. it is where the most respected voices in the game, offered this.— the game, offered this. it is not guaranteed. _ the game, offered this. it is not guaranteed, with _ the game, offered this. it is not guaranteed, with one _ the game, offered this. it is not guaranteed, with one team - the game, offered this. it is not. guaranteed, with one team fight, fight, _ guaranteed, with one team fight, fight, fight — guaranteed, with one team fight, fight, fight and _ guaranteed, with one team fight, fight, fight and cannot _ guaranteed, with one team fight, fight, fight and cannot be - guaranteed, with one team fight, i fight, fight and cannot be qualified because _ fight, fight and cannot be qualified because the — fight, fight and cannot be qualified because the success _ fight, fight and cannot be qualified because the success is _ fight, fight and cannot be qualified because the success is already- because the success is already guaranteed _ because the success is already guaranteed with— because the success is already guaranteed withjust _ because the success is already guaranteed with just a - because the success is already guaranteed with just a few- because the success is already. guaranteed with just a few clubs. this statement— guaranteed with just a few clubs. this statement is _ guaranteed with just a few clubs. this statement is what _ guaranteed with just a few clubs. this statement is what i- guaranteed with just a few clubs. this statement is what i feel. - guaranteed with just a few clubs. j this statement is what i feel. for him and many — this statement is what i feel. him and many others, this is this statement is what i feel.“ him and many others, this is awkward territory. between some powerful crosswinds, he would surely far rather talk about football, but football has become a very complicated subject. reaction coming in all the time to this. joe lynskey at the touch—screen for us *
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we sarah we may be about to get an important intervention from the players themselves as this european super league story develops this week. remember those in the six premier league squads being lined up to play in this breakaway competition are being threatened with bans from their domestic and international set ups. nowjordan henderson, the liverpool captain, according to the mail this afternoon is to lead a discussion with captains at all the top flight clubs. the consensus so far is that the players don't want this. ican i can only give my personal opinion. i can only give my personal opinion. i don't like it one bit. i hope it doesn't happen. what is meant to be special, we want to get of the champions league and we have the right to win the league and with the champions league. i think the product we have currently is very good with being in the premier league and they champions league as it currently is.
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before all of us became footballers we were _ before all of us became footballers we were fans. i think that that is where _ we were fans. i think that that is where football starts. every single club starts with the fans. i think whoever— club starts with the fans. i think whoever it— club starts with the fans. i think whoever it is, it takes away from that come — whoever it is, it takes away from that come and it disregards the kind of the _ that come and it disregards the kind of the clubs have been with the fans in them _ of the clubs have been with the fans in them and — of the clubs have been with the fans in them and i think it is wrong. i don't _ in them and i think it is wrong. i don't know— in them and i think it is wrong. i don't know the ins and outs of everything but from what has been portrayed — everything but from what has been portrayed to commit doesn't seem like the _ portrayed to commit doesn't seem like the right thing.— like the right thing. players will be continuing _ like the right thing. players will be continuing to _ like the right thing. players will be continuing to be _ like the right thing. players will be continuing to be asked - like the right thing. players will- be continuing to be asked questions post match over the next few weeks about this. they also have their social media platforms as well. these are some of the other figures in the games who have voiced opinions. bruno fernandes. brendan roger speaking there for leicester city. and eric canton, the manchester united icon same fans of the most important thing. several
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clubs have also been using their social media platforms to get involved. nottingham forest reminding us the words of their former manager, the double european cup winner brian clough and that famous interview where he wants it football belongs to everybody. we don't have an awful lot of specific details. we have been struggling to get information out of the breakaways. i suppose what we have seen today is some reaction to potentially where he could be seen in how you can see broadcasters are a big part of this. all completely hypothetical. all the major football broadcasters in the uk currently have contracts with the premier league of course and haven't shown any interest in covering a super league competition so far. sky sports 4 the broadcasters sky sports were the broadcaster that launched the new face of english the new face of english football in 1992 say....
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bt sport, who first showed the premier league in 2013 say xxxx the premier league in 2013 say.... we've had a similar statement from amazon prime too today and from the spanish broadcaster dazone — both say they've not held talks with the 12 clubs. so what options does that leave for a prospective super league — we can only speculate at this stage but could it perhaps be a new streaming platform like disney plus, or even a social media site like facebook. it could be that the clubs themselves even monopolise the broadcast rights internally. one thing is for certain though if they want a football presenter they're not getting gary lineker — he says he doesn't want to be involved.
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when imported thing around this whole discussion. almost a throwaway line around women's football. it just say that i want to there's been very big and strong words from not being kessler, a software of the women's game. —— nadine kessler. —— a stalwart of the women's game. so the super league has promised an equivalent women's competition as soon as they it's practicable, but the problem with that is that the dominant clubs in men's football aren't the same as in the women's game. we've had this today from the head of women's football at uefa — nadine kessler says this would be devastating for the women's game. we're about 48 hours down the line since this story broke now sarah and the condemnation of these plans from all areas of the game just keeps coming in. thank you, joseph for the moment. another important line. —— joel for
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the moment. a madrid court has one wafer and people against imposing sanctions on clubs and players until fully considers the super league case. zach has warned uefa and people. interesting so far. —— and well. well you might have seen some of the protests at elland road last night — where liverpool — one of the breakaway clubs — were taking on leeds in the premier league. tonight, chelsea — another of the six — are at home at stamford bridge, they will face brighton.... our senior sports news reporter laura scott is there for us... let's see what the reaction is. we know fans have been gathering all afternoon. they are growing in numbers. as we speak, we have seen them growing this afternoon. i see if we can go live who is they are. what if the situation like with you
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at the moment? we what if the situation like with you at the moment?— what if the situation like with you at the moment? we got here a few hours auo at the moment? we got here a few hours ago at _ at the moment? we got here a few hours ago at around _ at the moment? we got here a few hours ago at around 4pm _ at the moment? we got here a few hours ago at around 4pm and - at the moment? we got here a few hours ago at around 4pm and only| at the moment? we got here a few| hours ago at around 4pm and only a handful of fans outside stamford bridge. they have grown in number to iran about a thousand fans and currently on the move, moving from the stanford gates to another get outside stamford bridge. we have missing the team buses arrived but they have been waving placards saying earn it, you cannot buy our passion. rip football. saying earn it, you cannot buy our passion. ripfootball. fans saying earn it, you cannot buy our passion. rip football. fans not customers and what about us. our understanding is chelsea are still hope of the teams will be in place and time for kick—off at eight p:m.. our understanding is that brighton players will wear t—shirts similar to those one by the lease players last night in protest against the european super league. a strength of feeling on display here outside stamford bridge against the proposed super league. i am stamford bridge against the proposed super league-— super league. i am conscious of the situation you're _ super league. i am conscious of the situation you're in. _ super league. i am conscious of the situation you're in. we _ super league. i am conscious of the situation you're in. we don't -
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super league. i am conscious of the situation you're in. we don't want i situation you're in. we don't want any kind of language coming across but i will ask you a second question. it seems like it is disbursing the little bit. one of the things about this is they spend nothing from the owners really so far on these plans. —— there has been nothing from the owners. silence at the moment from the owners and chairman and chief executives of the english clubs involved. we've only heard from florentino perez of real madrid about the proposed super league. the floor is open for the fans instead to get their voices heard and also the with last night with leads, tonight we will hear from managers and players about what they think and players about what they think and but at the moment as you say, nothing yet from the hierarchies of the clubs who are threatening to break away from the current status quo and are shaking football to his core. . ~' quo and are shaking football to his core. ., ~ i. ., .,
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you can obviously see that fans frustration from some of the chelsea fans gathering ahead of that chelsea game at brighton. follow all of the latest on that unfolding care on the bbc and across the various bbc outlets. a quick round up now of some of the day's other stories and. britain's simon yates has taken the overall lead of the tour of the alps after victory on stage two. the team bike exchange rider left behind his rivals with 24 kilometres to go and now has an overall lead of 41 seconds. in the ipl, the delhi capitals are chasing 138 to beat the mumbai indians. a short while ago they were 68 for two after ten overs. still needing a further 17 runs for victory. wales captain alun wynjones has signed a new one—year contract with the welsh rugby union and ospreys. the 35—year old has extended his dealfor a year taking him through until the end of the 2021—22 season.
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now on sportsday to the news that eddiejones has been backed by the rfu to continue on as england head coach. this was following a review into their fifth place finish in the recent six nations campaign. so let's bring in our correspondent chrisjones on this. so what were the reasons they decided to stick with eddie jones then? hi there, sarah. no great surprise there. the mood music a month ago was certainly that eddiejones was certainly that eddie jones retained back backing support of key figures at twickenham but this big review and the statement the rfu put out today falls into two different one is recommendations going forward and they talk about systemic challenges in the english game and i think pointing towards club and country tensions that have dogged english rugby for 25 years. there
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are a whole host of recommendations that england

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