Move to stop ‘Big Six’ break­away

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: The Pre­mier League are coun­ter­ing the threat of a Big Six break­away with a se­ries of strat­egy meet­ings to keep all their clubs on side.

There has been strong con­cern at the PL about Manchester United, Manchester City, Liver­pool, Tot­ten­ham, Chelsea and Arse­nal de­cid­ing pol­icy be­tween them.

This reached a head when the six dis­rupted a PL clubs' sum­mit to have an un­sched­uled hud­dle about a pro­posed Chi­nese TV rights deal — leav­ing dis­grun­tled rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the other 14 sides kick­ing their heels.

PL ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Richard Scu­d­amore has now re­sponded by invit­ing groups of five ran­domly cho­sen clubs to dis­cuss long-term plans in a more re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment than the chair­men's gath­er­ings — the next of which is on Thurs­day. Daily Mail

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