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Steady 9:43 Mon Oct 12
West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
West Ham are against radical plans by Liverpool and Manchester United to reform the English football pyramid, according to a club source.

The Project Big Picture proposals have been put together by Liverpool owner John Henry and United co-chairman Joel Glazer.

Everton, Southampton and West Ham would be granted special status in the plans, along with the so-called 'big six'.

However, a Hammers insider has told BBC Sport they are "very much against" it.

It is understood the club were unaware of the proposals, even though they were named in them - and were shocked when they emerged into the public domain on Sunday.

The source said they were of the view Liverpool and United were the instigators but that they had been told talks have been going on since January and what has emerged is the 17th version of the proposal.

The plans also include special status for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the plans would "undermine the trust in football's governance".

"In terms of support for clubs we have been given assurances by the Premier League and English Football League that they have no intention to let any EFL club go bust due to covid and we know they have the means to prevent that from happening within existing mechanisms.

"We strongly urge the Premier League and EFL to continue to work constructively to come up with a package of support for the whole football family."

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Pickle Rick 2:45 Thu Oct 15
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Lee, a lot of club owners are in cloud cuckoo land, come up with ideas discuss it amongst themselves then when presented to the group of people who actually run the club on a daily basis get told what a f**king stupid idea it is and to go back to sleep hence why Liverpool and Man U voted against it.

Lee Trundle 6:52 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Voting against their own proposal? How fucking idiotic do Man U and Liverpool look now?

charleyfarley 6:44 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Premier League clubs have "unanimously agreed" that 'Project Big Picture' will not be "endorsed or pursued".

Dr W.H.O. 5:05 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
So if we get to a state where there are 14 US owners in the Premier League they could vote for this - needs to be legislated against somehow.

Jasnik 4:33 Wed Oct 14
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The Yanks probably want it like over here where you buy into the league and then never get relegated.

Dr W.H.O. 4:08 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Would love the 14 to push through some retribution to the Big Six - If only they could organise themselves - Could make some great changes for the good of all.

Dr W.H.O. 4:04 Wed Oct 14
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Sky are pissing me off with this - concentrating on the money to the EFL and even talking like its the big six being generous when in reality all Prem teams will be paying for it whilst also freeing up time for the big six to be earning even more money from lucrative friendlies.

Liverpool and Man Utd should be hauled over the coals for this.

Lee Trundle 4:01 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
As much as I'd like to tell UEFA and FIFA to do one, I'm not sure I'd like to see Man Utd and Liverpool take over from them.

Am I right in thinking that the FA could banish them from the Champions League as a punishment? It won't happen, but I'd call their bluff and threaten that against them.

Golden Oldie 3:59 Wed Oct 14
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Block
"the "big 6" are threatening to walk away and start an alternate competition if not agreed.

I don't understand the benefit for this?"
Imagine if you will, a huge shitload of cash

Block 3:56 Wed Oct 14
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Whether its true or not the "big 6" are threatening to walk away and start an alternate competition if not agreed.

I don't understand the benefit for this?

Dr W.H.O. 3:50 Wed Oct 14
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Not sure why the 14 non big six clubs don't have their own meetings without the big six and try and vote through some changes to level the playing field a bit.

Agree to the rescue package with a percentage coming from Champions League earnings and the rest from the TV money.

TV money then is evenly distributed amongst all 20 clubs rather than on league positions.

Reduce the 14 majority to 12 so the smaller clubs will always be able to outvote the big 6 if the league does reduce to 18 at some point.

Jim79 1:07 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Texas, it frees up more time for more Champions League/Super League games. Same reason the proposal covers the abolition of the League Cup.

Fifth Column 1:04 Wed Oct 14
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Texas Iron 9:36 Tue Oct 13
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
What are the alleged benefits of 18 vs 20 Prem slots...???

The benefits of getting rid of 4 games a season plus league cup and community shield is that it allows the big teams to play more matches in Champions League which is going to be expanded shortly (2 years' time I think it is?). There is no benefit to anyone who doesn't regularly qualify for the Champions League, it makes every other club in the Premier League poorer and with no power to keep the rules from changing further for the benefit of the biggest clubs

dealcanvey 10:20 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Heard the glaziers enjoyed the jellied eels so much when they popped down they said ‘fuck it, these lot can be part of the nine’.

Cunts.

Capitol Man 5:17 Wed Oct 14
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Hasans Fish Bar RIP 10:02 Tue Oct 13
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Football will be much much better if they fucked off. Sure the best of the best players would be constantly moved up to the super league but we would literally start each season with pretty much every side having a reasonable chance of winning the league.

DiCaniosLefty 4:21 Wed Oct 14
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Maybe another reason we've been given "special status" in the proposal is because of the potential takeover by other Yanks.

Robson 1:33 Wed Oct 14
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Well I must say this is very short-sighted of the board considering their "next level" plan to be a top six club within two years of moving to the London Stadium, or whatever it was.

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 10:02 Tue Oct 13
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
I cannot wait for the day the big six fuck off and join a euro super league. And then tell them to fuck off when they come back with their tails between their legs. Cunts

Texas Iron 9:36 Tue Oct 13
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
What are the alleged benefits of 18 vs 20 Prem slots...???

chav_corner 7:36 Tue Oct 13
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Fans groups of all 'the big six' have issued statement opposing Project Big Picture.

Texas Iron 6:53 Tue Oct 13
Re: West Ham are against radical Big Picture plans
Yank owners interfering to their benefit...

Go do one...

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