Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Premier League Chief Talks About City & More

Premier League Chief Talks About City & More

Vital Manchester City received the following press release from CNN.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore spoke to CNN earlier this week and in doing so talked about Manchester City FC, a European breakaway league and more.

Chances of Manchester City winning the Premier League

SCUDAMORE: 'It would just be nice to have a new name on the trophy. That's no disrespect to the names that have been on the trophy before but when you sit where I sit you want the season to last as long as it can, you want new names on the trophy and you want the promoted teams to stay up if they can - that's not condemning anyone else - I like all the clubs equally. But that's what you want when you sit where I sit - you want that competitiveness.'

The potential of a European breakaway league

SCUDAMORE: 'It's just not going to happen. What has been said has been said but I'm not going to go along with the sentiment.'

'In reality we have a Champions League, it's a fantastic competition. Obviously there are some things the clubs would like to alter and ultimately discussions will take place and UEFA will do something to make sure things stay intact.'

'When it comes to ultimate football sanctions you just can't break away. The only reason the Premier League was formed was because it had the permission of our Football Association. They are the ultimate arbiters of football in this country and for anyone else to go and play unsanctioned competitions is unthinkable.'

'UEFA would have to agree with what happened, so the idea that anybody in football can just break away and do what they want is just impossible.'


There's an increasing number of foreign owners in the Premier League. There was talk recently that the franchise model was the model some of these owners might want to pursue and that some didn't really like the idea of promotion and relegation. Is anything likely to change?

SCUDAMORE: 'In reality it doesn't matter to us whether they're foreign or English, what matters to us is how they run their clubs. This idea that everyone who is a non-English owner is sat somewhere in a club with these eight or nine other foreign owners, somehow with a common view is nonsensical.'

'The one thing I can't see changing is promotion and relegation. That's the lifeblood of the whole league. Why do we get so much promotion around the world?

'Well, Wolverhampton Wanderers when they were bottom last season could still end up beating Manchester United. And there`s no other league in the world when the bottom teams can be competitive with the top. And that's because they have to fight to avoid relegation.'


Vital Man City would like to thank CNN for sending us this article.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:danielqpr
Date:Saturday November 19 2011
Time: 5:38PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Andre Marriner Takes Charge (Again) Of City v Spurs

Andre Marriner has been appointed, for the second time this season to take charge of this weekend's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

(Audio) What Does Pep Do Next?

After Manchester City's 4-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday, Jimmy Wagg from BBC Radio Manchester's weekly Blue Tuesday programme asks what Pep Guardiola can do next to improve results.

Fernandinho To Serve A Suspension This Week - 18/1/17

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Spurs?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more7%
Four0%
Three5%
Two11%
One19%
City won't score58%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 5:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 1:30PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2017 8:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear441
2.Skoorb386
3.Johnny Baguette325
4.Rising174
5.Bluedub166
6.Tudor163
7.johnkelv87
8.Colin Is The King79
9.kennyclementstache55
10.OziMan51
The Vital Football Members League