Dr Dan: Super League fiasco gave clubs like Everton lot of power
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Everton have been one of the few of the Premier League clubs that have benefitted from the entire European Super League fiasco.
That is according to Dr Dan Plumley, who claims that it has strengthened the position of the Toffees in the hierarchy of English football.
The Premier League “big six” that comprised of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur had joined forces with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
However, plans to start this breakaway league did not come to fruition amid massive protests from fans of these said clubs.
This saw all six Premier League clubs announce their withdrawal one after the other.
Discussing this situation, Dr Dan, the Sheffield Hallam University expert, told Goodison News, “One argument is about the Super League fiasco that the big six have lost their influence, but the other side of it is that clubs like Everton have been willing to push back more.
“It has strengthened their position in some ways.
“They [big six] still have a lot of influence, but there now is a real chance for change if the Fan Led Review kicks in and we have independent regulation.”
Everton were one of the most prominent voices to oppose the Super League back in April 2021.
They issued a statement that attacked the six clubs for “acting entirely in their own interests” and “tarnishing the reputation” of the English footballing pyramid.