Super League Roll Out is Worst Business Decision since New Coke

Billionaire owners tried to create NFL-style league in Europe

The 2016 Champions League final. The abortive Super League was an attempt to replace the Champions League with an NFL-style format. (Dan Noctor/Flickr)

At least two of the teams, Manchester United and Arsenal haven’t won league titles for several years. Arsenal, which is my favorite club, currently sits mid-table and hasn’t won a league title since 2004. Manchester United hasn’t recovered since their inspirational coach Alex Ferguson retired and has been without a league title since 2012. Yet they were considered to be one of the best teams in Europe?

Fail to plan, plan to fail

Super League would be ‘devastating’ to European soccer | Premier League | NBC Sports (YouTube)

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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