There are, inevitably, have mixed feelings about seeing past presidents and directors of the Football Association, to talk now about the need to limit the Premier League’s power, given their propensity for doing nothing when they had the chance, in the actual work. That may be unfair to David Triesman, who has been harshly attacked from the Premier League during his unhappy experience as the president for having dared to assert the primacy of the AGO, but the reform proposals of David Bernstein, and Greg Dyke, who failed to protect, he always seemed to be more focused at the same AGO, and in the office were not noted critics of the Premier League.
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Dyke, typically voice now, he said to the Guardian, in an interview, while he was the chairman of the football is still an illustrious and historic organ of the government, which had so much money personally, he will not “give a fuck”. But rather than revel in one’s personal financial independence, taking the billionaire interest of the Premier League for the game’s most all-round good, the Dam in some way has finished for the implementation of a programme of reduction to the same FA, sacking 100 people, some of which are still at work a year – and then, presumably, still “give a fuck”.
The hustle and bustle of Damian Collins MP, the chair of the culture, media and sport committee drafting yet another backbench bill to reform the football, this is a vote of confidence in the FA, which seems a little over the top – is meaningless without the support of the government. Collins is a Conservative, so you can make the difficult task of trying to convince his colleagues in the government that even if they have one or two beautiful national mess of the rescue, he must find time for football reform as a priority.
Without it, this is more than talk, that there was a great deal over the last 24 years, in which the rehabilitation, sitting, moneyed new age of the Premier League has been accompanied by discomfort and disappointment that his hyper-commercialization and inequality. Any parliamentary inquiry, as the new Labour government’s Football Task Force in 1997 has taken the test, he had a solemn to think and reached the same conclusions.
Football is a wonderful tradition in England, the support for the game is phenomenal, but the 1992 flight of the Football Championship of First Division clubs, as well as not share their pay-TV bonanza with the rest of the game, rocket powered the necessary modernisation of the sport with a culture of greed. During these discussions, the leaders, including some of these five that are public reformers, who have resisted such analysis, and stood in a huddle with the Premier and Football Leagues against the campaigns of supporters, ensuring the governments that all is well.
These five, however, should be listened to because they are clearly speaking from experience about the inability of the FA to govern the Premier League “juggernaut”. The most insightful point in their letter to Collins, is that the money of the Premier League, now not to distribute, that is only about 6% of £8 billion to be achieved by the 20 teams since their last 2016-19 TV bonanza, “is used to assert positions that are favourable for the Premier League”.
The crumbs for the Football Championship have regularly received an ultimatum from the Premier League chief executive, now executive chairman, Richard Scudamore, that if the 72 club has not accepted the rules, for example, for the development of young people, all funding would be cut. For all the private grumbling, the Football League has obediently fallen into line in the course of the years, rather than lose a million pounds here or there for each Championship club.
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Scudamore, of course, represents the rich club is now in large part owned by foreign investors, who bought them as an activity to make money for themselves from the boom of the TV rights. His job is to get that for them, for “members”. Alan Pardew leaked last week, a reflection that investors in his club, the Crystal Palace, “we may not know a lot about football,” but this is another truth that most don’t have the courage to speak in his name and was reported as a blunder by Pardew.
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There have been positive outcomes of the Football, and a Task Force; the Premier League has been hold in the distribution of funds for the first time to basic facilities: 5%, through the Football Foundation. The Burns review, a reform document of moderate ambition focused on the FA, at least, has brought independent presidents, and two non-executive directors to the FA, which led to Triesman, Bernstein and the Dam to play the role.
In the course of time, these public protests, combined with increased professionalism of the clubs, has led to a more rounded, socially aware approach dermatitis money hustle and bustle of the Premier League’s early years, which has made the first fortunes for the sale of English owners. Scudamore has also learned when facing these challenges regular form, as they lobby governments on the Premier League’s Hollywood‑style TV dominance at the international level and demonstrate the wide community work that the club have developed in-house.
The enduring result has been that governments have soon conquered by the Premier League success story and, rather than try to curb his excesses, they have had the tendency to snuggle up to reflect the glamour. There is no sign so far that this government will be different, so that when Collins committee hosts the minister of sport, Tracey Crouch, Tuesday, perhaps he and his fellow Mps could put her to some of the righteous interrogation they seem to like dishing out the AGO.