Mock The Week

What a week we’ve had. As the wheels have started to come off Scudamore’s Insane Experiment, the world has started to line up to criticise it all, but the damage may be long term. The FA’s initial silence on the matter could already have blown England’s World Cup bid out the window, and the practical nature of the objections has meant the there is yet the distinct possibility that other crackpot schemes will emanate from Gloucester Place over the coming weeks, months and years. Everybody on the inside track of the game was strangely quiet on the matter in the couple of days after the announcement was made. It felt as if those in positions of importance were playing a wait and see game on public opinion before coming out themselves and expressing an opinion. The first to come out and speak publicly on the matter were the likes of Arsene Wenger (who appears to be singularly blind to the double standards at play in complaining about his players having too many matches to play and then coming out in favour of a plan that would involve his players flying half-way across the world to play a competitive match in the middle of the season) and David Gold of Birmingham City who was almost refreshingly honest in his opinion that it’ll be GREAT because they’ll make loads of money...

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