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PODCAST | Not so Super League special: making sense of European soccer’s failed breakaway plan

A look at the rapid rise and fall of the ESL with the NY Times' Tariq Panja and The Athletic's Matt Slater.

22 April 2021 SportsPro
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SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly brings in managing director Nick Meacham, deputy editor Sam Carp, New York Times global sports reporter Tariq Panja and The Athletic football news reporter Matt Slater to recap the rapid rise and fall of European soccer’s Super League. 

They try to piece together a dramatic but ultimately catastrophic launch and communications plan; ask whether the project was doomed by the mixed motivations of the clubs involved (not discounting the absence of Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich); as well as exploring the actual value of the concept in theory and in practice. 

With fan groups, governments, broadcasters and sponsors briefly united in opposition, they also look at what strengths lie in the existing soccer pyramid and what can come next.

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