It's a power grab, but it's definitely more fleshed out this time. They aren't leaving anything to he said she said.
Financing from JP Morgan is in place. They've all resigned their positions on the European Clubs Alliance. They've preemptively filed cases against punitive actions by national leagues and FIFA/UEFA.
@basil @andyc this kinda reminds me of the Kerry Packer situation in 1977 whereby he got Cricket clubs to sign up to a world tour and the MCC went ballistic at having their toes trodden on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Packer
Thing is, The MCC nicked a lot of Packer's ideas when it was all over like a white ball, colourful kit and floodlit games.
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