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Fergie: Scrapping relegation is 'suicide'

Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed the idea of scrapping relegation and promotion for financial returns.

Several of the biggest Barclays Premier League clubs want to do away with relegation and promotion in the top flight, according to League Managers' Association chief executive Richard Bevan.
Bevan claimed the American and Asian owners of Premier League sides are keen on a franchising model.

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all in American hands, Manchester City are run from Abu Dhabi, while other clubs including Chelsea and Blackburn also have foreign investors.

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kulka1872d ago

This is the most lame idea ever it would destroy the spirit of the league

ad4mb1872d ago

the relegation battle is half the time more exciting then the battle at the top, without it the premier league just wouldn't be the same!

CYBERSNAKE1872d ago

5 Premier League teams are owned by Americans? That makes me sick.