Blackpool boss Neil Critchley is "one million per cent" behind fight against European Super League

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley has given his backing "one million per cent" to opponents of football's proposed European Super League.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:17 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:18 pm

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The Seasiders' head coach admits struggling to make sense of proposals he believes have "scary" implications for the six Premier League clubs involved but also for the rest of the game.

Critchley said: "It was a complete shock when the news came through and I could not get head round it at first. Then as the news escalated I was thinking this can't be true and surely this can't be right.

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Neil Critchley believes a European Super League would have 'scary' implications for the whole game.

"I've listened to a lot of people and the groundswell of opinion seems to be that this isn't right and I'm one million per cent behind that.

"It seems that what is right for maybe six clubs isn't right when you look at the bigger picture and the whole game, certainly in the current climate.

"Look at teams in the EFL and below that - we have teams in National League North and South who have not played since January.

"It is really badly timed. I'm not sure it's for the good of the game and that really concerns me. The implications if it happened are quite scary for the game in this country."

And Critchley feels that also applies to the elite clubs proposing the breakaway if their actions result in exclusion from domestic competitions.

He added: "I think the vast majority of supporters love the history and tradition of their clubs and fighting for league titles and FA Cups. And if that was no longer there for them... I don't think the supporters would allow it to happen. I hope they don't."

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