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Leeds Return Only To Go Away?

I know this is Premier League related, but think of it this way. When Leeds United make it back to the promised land of the Premiership, their first season could see them going abroad to play a fixture!

Jonathan Fear gives his views on the suggestion that Premier League games may be played abroad in the future.

Ok, we all know by now the proposals for making the Premier League a franchise and selling the game down the river in the pursuit of a few more pennies for the money greedy men who ruin, sorry that was meant to be run, the game.

The news for many came as no real shock, we as fans have been moved from pillar to post for years with ridiculous kick off times, late changes to fixtures to suit TV, new replica kits being introduced every other day (!) and a constant lack of respect to fans, we all have to sit down and woe betide any fan making any noise above a polite handclap, not to mention the very important health and safety rule that fans can't be trusted with the very dangerous bottle tops to their drinks.

However surely the fact that all 20 of the Premier League Chairman voted in favour of looking at the proposal to further erode the great tradition of the game proves that for once, fans have GOT to unite to put an end to it? If they can't see that they will be destroying football for the want of a few more pounds in their already swelling banks, then the fans will have to show it.

For me, if we franchise the game and start this world wide circus, I think I'll break my own heart and leave the Premier League and the club I love, it will be the straw that breaks the camels back as I don't think I'd want anything to do with it.

A few examples of the feelings of editors across the Vital Premier League sites are here and then below is a link to a petition set up by our Vital Arsenal editor. Yes, it is 'just' a petition, but we surely have to start somewhere? Sign it, send it to your mates to sign it, even the teams in the Championship, Cola 1 and 2 etc should put their names against such a move because what the Premier League starts, other leagues are bound to try to replicate in some way, shape or form. This goes beyond team loyalty and hits at the very root of OUR game.

Arsenal: PL Threatens The Essence Of Our Game
Villa Stick Your Global Brand Up Your ****
Chelsea: First overseas Premiership Fixtures
Manchester City: Selling Its Soul To The Devil
Manchester United: Overseas Prem Games? Please No!

Sign the petition here: Don't Ruin Our National Game

Other network and independent sites, PLEASE replicate this, publish the petition and spread the word. All individuals against the PL proposal, please forward to all your friends to sign.

(Published across all Vital Premier League sites. With thanks to Rocky for getting the petition set up.)

(Copyright free for all press, any enquiries Click Here)

JP Fear




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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 8 2008

Time: 12:07PM

Your Comments

Ha Ha Ha....! Leeds in the Prem...!
horseworrier
I think its disgusting that clubs are selling out to these countries. You will still get some fans who will in this country who will move heaven and earth not to miss these games. Also how many people in China (for e.g) would be excited about seeing Fulham v Bolton or Wigan v Reading!?!? (no disrespect was intended to any of these clubs mentioned)
dazza71
Dream on...lol..lol..LOL..
80s terrier
Tally for the vital petition is now at 3567, whilst this is excellent - especially in such a short time frame we need it to be into tens of thousands, get your family, friends, colleagues basically anyone with an email and even a fleeting interest in the game, and get them on this now.
nikolaijns
BANG...............What was that? It's ok,it's only Leeds balloon bursting.Div 1 again next year then!!!
SweetLeftFoot
Best let McAlister and the players know then..lol..lol..LOL..LOL..Still how many more shocks will they be able to take...lol
80s terrier
Wouldn't lose any sleep over this one if I was you.....
APG_STFC
You lot obviously haven't got much happening on your web site so you come to have a go on ours. At least at sometime in the future we will get back, when was the last time Town won anything 40/50/60 years ago. You've never been to europe unless it was on your holidays.
Tiny T
haha, hilarious LUFC1, you've made my day with this article :P anyway, if we do make it back to prem soon (fingers crossed) i would be 100% against this idea. whoever has to play 1st place in this extra game will be cheated out of 3points and it could ruin there position if teams around them are playin relegation sides
Dobbo96
Loads happening at our site Tiny T...4 games without conceding a goal 4 straight wins, a trip to chelsea at the weekend,followed by a big pay day,great new signing in Rob Page doing the business...The icing on the cake is we can come and watch you lot moaning and groaning and have a good laugh...
80s terrier
80s terrier, all that happening and still below us...even with us having 15 points deducted, you must be so proud
yorkshirepride1
pmsl, Leeds have a long long way to get back to the prem
cyjax
cyjax, wow do we? who`d have thought it!
yorkshirepride1
 

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