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Stop The Dumb Ideas: Chelsea's American Owner Wants To Bring In An All-Star Game And Relegation Tournament To The Premier League

[Source] - In a wide-ranging interview at the SALT conference in New York, the 48-year-old said: ‘I hope the Premier League takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports and really starts to figure out, “Why wouldn’t we do a tournament with the bottom four teams? Why isn’t there an All-Star game?”

His idea of a Premier League all-star game would presumably see the best and most noteworthy players face off from teams in the north of England - the likes of Liverpool and both Manchester clubs - face off against the majority of London clubs in the south.

He also admitted he does not say ‘hard nos’ when asked about the European Super League

Todd, pal, what the fuck are you doing? You're not helping the American stereotype over there with the Premier League. In fact you're ruining everything, especially by not letting Pulisic go. Now you want to do this shit? Let me tell you something. A Premier League All-Star game doesn't work. We're in the middle of trying to figure out how to fit all these matches in anyways. Between the World Cup break, now shutting down a weekend with the Queen's funeral and everything. There's a complete jam in terms of scheduling.

Sure, let's add a game that everyone in England will fucking hate. I know, I know. He's trying to do it to add more money to lower level leagues. It's just not going to happen. People don't care about matches that don't matter. You have to add another week for clubs to take off. Not gonna happen. 

Then there's the relegation tournament. Listen, tournaments are awesome. But you're talking about MILLIONS of dollars at stake here. You don't play 38 matches. Everyone plays the same schedule - home and home - which is what makes the most sense. There's no unbalanced schedule or anything like that. You finish in the bottom 3 you're cut. There's no explanation here in terms of what happens with this tournament? Just one team gets sent down? Only team gets promoted? I hate the bail out. You finish bottom 3, you're done. Good luck next year. 


I'm all for adapting and change but there are some things just fine. Like the NCAA Tournament. Don't you dare touch that.