http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...le_id=477925&in_page_id=1951&in_author_id=260 The massive overseas investment in English clubs always implied that those tycoons had identified riches beyond the current structure of our football. That threat to the status quo has been revealed by indications from Liverpool's American owners that they want to negotiate the television rights to their games independently-from the rest of the Premiership. That has been the unspoken ambition at Chelsea and United, among others, for some time. This is the forerunner to a Super League, where the broadcasting revenue potential is vast beyond even the Sky, Setanta and BBC deals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...all.html?in_article_id=471566&in_page_id=1779 The Celtic manager claims the various foreign owners of English clubs will be considering every option as they look for a return on their investments. And he can see a scenario where Premier League giants and Europe's biggest clubs launch a breakaway league, even if that was in defiance of UEFA and FIFA. "That's just my idea," he said, "that you might get the top 50 clubs saying, 'Right, that's enough, let's all make the cash and we'll break away, make our own leagues, and UEFA and FIFA can do what they want.' "You've got to remember there's people from all around the world getting English clubs now - they're big businessmen, where do they make the money?" Why it might happen one day? TV REVENUE Premiership international TV rights: $400 mil a year Premiership domestic TV rights: $1.1 billion a year An European SuperLeague might get $1 billion a year in international TV rights and $3 billion a year in domestic (England, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, Russia, Netherland) in TV rights. Total: $4 bil a year. Equal revenue sharing of TV rights: $4 bil / 22 clubs = $182 mil a year for each team. I'm sure Glazer, Abramovich, Hicks/Gillete, Arsenal PLC would love to break away and have their club value skyrocket. Hmmm...maybe this is why Kroenke is willing to pay some $1.2 billion for Arsenal. The potential of HUGE EARNINGS from an European SuperLeague. (Kroenke bought 9.9% stake for $130 million from ITV). He is trying to buy the rest. ---------------------------------------- Anyway, if this European Superleague is formed, what kind of effect would it have on MLS? Good or Bad? I think it might have some positive effects since without the Big Four Clubs, the Premiership, La Liga, Series A would decrease in quality. They wouldn't be that ahead of MLS. In 10-15 years time, MLS have the potential to be the second best league after the European SuperLeague.