The Premier League is planning to bring in a new “owners’ charter” to stop future attempts for clubs to join a breakaway Super League.
The BBC report that the Premier League are planning a new “owner’s charter”, with all club owners required to sign up to a new rule committing them to the core principles of the league – with any breaches punishable with significant sanctions.
Meanwhile, the FA have written to the clubs involved to gather information and evidence before considering what steps to take.
There are calls for points deductions, relegation, and bans from European competitions, but my totally uneducated opinion is that none of that is very likely.
As things stand, I’m still not convinced the big six even broke any rules, which is supported by the fact the Premier League feel it’s necessary to bring in a new one. If the current rules already prohibited the Super League attempt, they wouldn’t need another.
Obviously, it was an ill-informed and hugely unpopular plan. Ideally the club owners would be punished with some sort of fine, hitting them in the only way most of them care about.
But until someone makes it clear which of the existing regulations the teams breached, I’m not expecting much. Regardless, the new rules to prevent similar messes in future are welcome.