Just saw this little tidbit sitting for all to see at the ArsenalAmerica website. I must say that it is encouraging to see that the other "Big" clubs think enough of Arsenal to include them. As was stated, this is a HUGE step for Arsenal as a club to be seen as a "Big" club. I am vexed by 2 questions, though.... 1. As Arsenal (along with Bayer Leverkusen, Valencia and Olympique Lyonnais) are now members of the G-14, shouldn't the name change to the "G-18", as there are now 18 clubs involved, or will the G-14 act like the Big 10, and ignore the fact that the number in their title no longer accounts for everyone involved? 2. Can anyone get kicked out of the G-14? Maybe they'll eliminate 4 members so "G-14" still makes sense. One more thought: Even though I am a fan of Ajax, what in God's name are they and PSV doing there? Ajax is a wonderful club, develops talent like nobody's business, and is consistently in the upper echelons of the Eredivisie, but one of the 14 most powerful clubs in Europe? When's the last time Ajax got into the transfer market full bore? Ajax SELL players, they don't buy them. And considering my rant against Ajax, PSV have even less right to be included than Ajax. Another club is Porto: whenever it was that they had some "stroke" in the football world, well, that time has surely passed. Of course, now that they have inducted some new membership, perhaps they were trying to make up for past sins. The old breakdown was thus: Italy: 3 teams (AC Milan, Inter, Juventus) Spain: 2 teams (Real Madrid, Barcelona) England: 2 teams (Liverpool, ManU) Germany: 2 teams (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München) France: 2 teams (PSG, Olympique de Marseille) Holland: 2 teams (Ajax, PSV) Portugal: 1 team (Porto) The new breakdown will be: Italy: 3 teams (AC Milan, Inter, Juventus) Spain: 3 teams (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia) England: 3 teams (Liverpool, ManU, Arsenal) Germany: 3 teams (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München, Bayer Leverkusen) France: 3 teams (PSG, Olympique de Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais) Holland: 2 teams (Ajax, PSV) Portugal: 1 team (Porto) Seems to me, under the old membership, the G-14 was putting the Eredivisie in the same category with the Premiership, the Bundesliga, and the Spanish and French top flights. Now they are showing that the other leagues (Germany, England, France, and Spain) are, in fact, better leagues.