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Petition Against The PL's Proposal

Petition Against The PL's Proposal

After writing the article condemning the Premier League's decision to look into the possibility of adding a fixture to our season with a view to playing it oversea's, I decided it's time to speak out.

Too long have we, the follower of English football, been ripped off by the money men slowly murdering our game, it's time to act.

Below is a link to a petition in which we can express our disdain to the PL of their their disgusting attempt to sell out the sport which we love so much.

I hope every true football fan in the country will sign it in an attempt to show the board of the Premier League just what we think of them.

Click here to sign the petition against the Premier League's proposal

If anyone from any other football fansite/website wishies to reproduce this article or just to use the link to the petition, the please feel free.

It's not much, but it's a start.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Date:Friday February 8 2008
Time: 12:20AM


I guess I'll sign it too. Considering Brazil's recent aviation history, there ain't gon be no planes comin' here.
08/02/2008 00:52:00
Lol @ Kev, you're a good lad really!!!
08/02/2008 00:53:00
A Premier League's game in Tokyo, never, what a stupid idea.
08/02/2008 01:12:00
08/02/2008 01:15:00
We need to pass this to as many people as possible, if this happens, the league will be knackered within ten years. It sounds a lot but when you consider it's been running for nearly 100 years......well that's a lot of hard word to become undone by one ridiculous notion.
08/02/2008 01:17:00
If any of you guys have a facebook account, PM me your id and I'll add you, I've set up a user group with the petition in. It's amazing the amount of people you can reach through that website!!!
08/02/2008 01:20:00
As an Arsenal fan in Australia, I think it's a great idea to have ONE extra fixture in the entire season overseas. It would give supporters from other countries a rare chance to see their teams in action maybe once a year. It's all well and good to say that it's the responsibility of overseas supporters to make the trip to the UK, but there are a lot of fans who simply are unable to because of the costs involved. For example, if I wanted to go to the Emirates stadium to watch a game (assuming I can get tickets) it would cost upwards of 1,000 pounds for the trip and accommodation alone, never mind the tickets. There aren't many supporters who would be willing or able to cough up this kind of cash on a regular basis. I don't think one game would make a dramatic impact on overall standings in the context of a whole season - an extra 90 minutes out of 3,500 minutes of League football played per season is not a lot. However, it will do a great deal in promoting the best football League in the world to a wider audience.
08/02/2008 01:34:00
Madgoon - There are a lot of fans in the UK who can't go to matches because of financial constraints, and do you see the PL doing anything to help those guys out? No. As harsh as this may appear to you, it's the truth, the only way this sport is still running strong is the fans who pay money to see the teams play and support them through shirt sales and such. Without these people the professional game as we know it would not even exist. So what is in the sports best interest, to please a few thousand people in countries that dont get to see their favorites teams? Or to please the people who make this whole sport possible? It's a sham, and whilst you might think it a good idea because it makes something possible that you thought might never be, it really isn't. You have to see the bigger picture here.
08/02/2008 01:43:00
I'm an Arsenal fan from Australia too madgoon and I agree with Rocky too. We have our own league, watch that if you wnat to watch live football. You chose to be an Arsenal fan, Arsenal didnt chose you. When you chose to be an Arsenal fan you didnt do it expecting Arsenal games to come to you, you did it cos you liked the sport and the team, nothing should change in that just because football is becoming more and more a business amd the people who run it greedier doesn't mean a domestic league should go international. The Club World Cup is a big enough joke as it is without this going on.
Ozi Gooner
08/02/2008 01:53:00
And Rocky did you delete me asking Kev what his real name is? It was a pretty innocent question.
Ozi Gooner
08/02/2008 01:53:00
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