10 Feb 2018 10:22:07
Question for Ed002,

When / if the breakaway league happens, what do you see happening to the football streaming rights? I expect the big broadcasters to pick up the breakaway for silly money but is this when you think companies like amazon to pick up the premier league or will clubs start streaming themselves?

At the moment Liverpool are not included in the English teams talking about this, so does this mean we will be batting it out with Watford to win the league or how could we get in to the breakaway league.

Thanks for your time.



{Ed002's Note - The likes of Amazon and Google will be looking at broadcast rights in the soon to be happening auction - but not as the major provider. When the eventual breakaway happens the big money goes with those clubs and the clubs have already decided that they will negotiate their television and media rights, rights of distribution via other streams etc.. . The Premier League will eventually need to be reorganised and will see a loss of revenue - but it will still get more than the other leagues. Right now there is zero chance of Liverpool being involved in the breakaway initially.}

1.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:18:09
I hope we're not involved ever, to some extent. The break away league is turning it's back on the fans who go to the games. How can away fans be expected to go to Milan, then Madrid, then Munich potentially all in a single month and across a 6-9 month period?

Having said that, not being involved in it will be bad for the club's exposure and the global fanbase will likely fall.

I think this break away will ruin football to be honest. Might have to start getting into Rugby just in case 😂.

2.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:43:53
MK, well if you move you will at least enjoy the sight of good referees much more often and always respect from players for the referees lol.

3.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:59:43
Totally agree mk. Something has to change but I think a breakaway league is just too far a step.

4.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:11:25
Ed2, if you don't mind the follow up question, I think you've mentioned a second tier of teams that could join the breakaway at a later date. Is Liverpool in that group?

{Ed002's Note - That group doesn't exist - what may subsequently happen is a second pan European division may be added but there is resistance from a number of sides to that already.}

5.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:13:19
Forgive my ignorance, but why wouldn’t we be involved edd2.an what teams are involved 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are not part of the on going discussions and they won't be included in them. I don't want to get in to explaining this in any detail.}

6.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 11:30:48
I was thinking the same MK, I go to the home games and have CL on my season ticket. I don’t go to so many away games these days since I became a Dad, so traveling abroad would be totally out of the question lol.

Ed002, which English teams would be involved Ed002 and what’s the criteria to qualify?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant which sides are involved and there is no "qualification" - the sides involved in the regular discussions are the sides that will be involved.}

7.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 14:08:58
Without sounding bolshy Ed2, it’s an important question for me as I wouldn’t mind knowing, if you don’t want to share the information then no problem. There must be a certain criteria / reason as to why a club is or isn’t involved.

{Ed002's Note - The vast majority of clubs aren’t involved.}

8.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 14:31:56
Politician in your spare time ed002.

{Ed002's Note - Rodeo cowboy in my spare time.}

9.) 10 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018 17:32:02
The breakaway teams will simply become like the Harlem Globetrotters. It will be a farce with no away fans.

It will hopefully lead to the football bubble bursting and it getting back to being a game enhanced by money rather than corporations named after cities.

{Ed002's Note - Of course they won't. It is a natural progression and there will be no shortage of away fans.}