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Everton were one of the few Premier League clubs to profit from the entire European Super League fiasco.
This is according to Dr Dan Plumley, who claims it strengthened the Toffees’ position in the English football hierarchy.
The Premier League’s ‘big six’, which included Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, had teamed up with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
However, plans to start this separatist league did not materialize amid massive protests from fans of these clubs.
This saw all six Premier League clubs announce their withdrawals one after another.
Discussing this situation, Dr Dan, the Sheffield Hallam University expert, told Goodison News, âOne argument is about the Super League fiasco that the Big Six have lost influence, but the other side is that clubs like Everton have been willing to push back further.
âIt has strengthened their position in some ways.
“They [big six] still have a lot of influence, but there is now a real chance for a change if the Fan Led Review comes into play and if we have independent regulation.
Everton were one of the most prominent voices to oppose the Super League in April 2021.
They issued a statement attacking the six clubs for “acting entirely in their own best interests” and “tarnishing the reputation” of the English football pyramid.
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