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Championship clubs hold private discussions over Premier League 2 breakaway in bombshell revelation

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  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Championship clubs hold private discussions over Premier League 2 breakaway in bombshell revelation - reports

    Cardiff City and Swansea City could be playing in a bumper new league, according to reports

    Championship clubs have reportedly held private discussions over breaking away from Leagues One and Two to form a radical new Premier League 2.

    Last year, 15 Championship clubs signed a letter to the EFL board which threatened to cut ties owing to a conflict over the proposed TV contract and, the Daily Mail report the situation has reared its head once again.

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    It is claimed clubs in Leagues One and Two believe that curtailing the season, while the Championship look certain to align with the Premier League and complete their campaign, will only serve to hasten the desire for the second tier to split.

    It could see Cardiff City and Swansea City play in a completely restructured division, with potentially more cash riches if it aligns with the financial clout of the top flight.

    Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has already voiced his desire to form a Premier League 2, a concept, the Mail say, which is supported by other leading clubs in the division.

    There is a huge cloud of concern looming over Leagues One and Two at present, given the financial impact Covid-19 has had on the clubs lower down in the English football pyramid.

    And with the Championship set to resume – a vote on curtailment is expected to take place next week but it is thought the majority want to continue – the Mail report clubs are privately discussing the prospect of a breakaway.

    It is thought that should League One follow in the steps of League Two and announce the end to their season, the notion of the Championship going its own way would gather momentum.

    However, a formal split would need to be endorsed and ratified by the FA and the Premier League.

    At least six League One clubs have reportedly shown a desire for the season to continue, despite the princely sums which will need to be forked out for coronavirus testing kits. But the vote on whether the third tier should continue now seems more important given this latest revelation.

    It looks as though League One's future hangs in the balance, with Gillingham manager Steve Evans having backed a resumption, but another club official telling the Mail the prospect of the season finishing is 'highly unlikely'.

    In the Championship meanwhile, players conducted the first round of coronavirus testing on Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday, with club doctors to receive the results within 24 hours ahead of a scheduled return to training next week.

    SOURCE: Championship clubs consider creating Premier League 2 amid breakaway fears - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leeds-wba-cardiff-swansea-breakaway-18293164
     
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  2. Nugent

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    Did much change when it went from division 2 to the championship?
     
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  3. lardy

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    No but that was just a name change (well, a few name changes). This would be bad news for all the clubs below as they'd be getting even less TV money than now.
     
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  4. Nugent

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    How would they get more money?

    It's still just a name change
     
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  5. Goslow

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    Shit idea.
     
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    I agree with you mate.
     
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    Top rimming.
     
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    Although arfur and his welsh gang wont be happy until wales get their independence, cardiff get booted of the english division and we have to play abergavenny Thursdays every week at 2.30 pm
     
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    Presumably the league would be governed by the Premier League & not the EFL.
     
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    My pleasure.
     
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  11. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Rattled
     
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    Cyrmu was already a separate nation when the English invited us to join their league.
     
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    We were a principality.

    We are pushing our luck now with our own government.

    3 strikes and we are out.
     
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    The National Hockey League is made up of teams from the USA and Canada.
    I don’t see why we couldn’t be an independent nation and still be in the “english” pyramid
     
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    They wont have it I tell thee.
    We'll be out of the english system quicker than roland nuggles can eat a pickled egg
     
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    Read the article, lazy boy.

    It could see Cardiff City and Swansea City play in a completely restructured division, with potentially more cash riches if it aligns with the financial clout of the top flight.
     
  18. Goslow

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    It mentions Cardiff and Swansea because it's Walesonline.
     
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    don't get jealous
     
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    Yes and if you stop reading there you don't get to the bits that say cash riches and financial clout, which was why I copied it for nuggsy.

    He asked what changes in the division. That's what changes. More money.