Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Kitson Fears European Breakaway

Kitson Fears European Breakaway

It has long been suggested that one day the elite European sides could break away to form a European Super League, Dave Kitson has concerns about such a thing happening.

"My nightmare scenario will be a breakaway group from the top leagues in Europe. If that happens, it will be a disaster," Kitson told the Reading Evening Post.

"You have the top four teams, but there just aren't enough world-class players to go around. And with the wages being asked for, the gap will widen.

"Where does football go next for more competition and more revenue? A breakaway European Super League with top teams in Europe playing each other every week?

"I know there are a lot of people in high-up positions pushing for that but if it happens, it would be a disaster for a lot of us and personally I'd feel for football."

In many ways it would be a really bad thing for English, and possibly European football, but in others it would stop the domination of certain teams in this country, unless the next tier then took up the mantle currently held by those that might breakaway?

Join Vital Reading

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved as the season unfolds!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:
Date:Friday November 16 2007
Time: 4:00PM

Comments

0
I can understand Kitson's concerns, and see both sides of it so it would be both good and bad, but either way I cant really see it happening.
Madejski Royal
16/11/2007 15:48:00
0
I think you should add one word onto the end of your post, MR. Yet.
Aamir
16/11/2007 16:13:00
0
i hope it doesnt, i much prefer having euro cup comps but not a full blown league, it wouldntr be anygood for football, i cant even see how they'd work it to be honest. lets hope this sort of thing never happens
SMOKIEJACK
16/11/2007 16:19:00
0
Some top prem teams are European or International anyway, they just still happen to play in the English prem because its where they originated and the money currently is, Arsenal for example.
VanMan
16/11/2007 17:24:00
0
I can never see it happening. There is far too much money from the premiership and we already have the basis of it with the champions League.
dazza71
18/11/2007 14:10:00
0
It would make a joke of each countries football leagues if such a thing happened, they may as well just forget about the other clubs if this is allowed to happen.
Madejski Royal
18/11/2007 16:04:00
0
if u were a united or liverpool or one of the other teams fan that broke away how ould you feel about havin to travel to a foreign country every other week just to watch a game of ball! just dont think its all that logical!
durks de rover
18/11/2007 17:41:00
0
isn't the Champions League already serving that purpose? If there was to be a breakaway I'd suggest G14 would have orchestrated it by now!
merlin
18/11/2007 19:24:00
0
durks de rover - it'd suit us fine mate, in my part of the world we're awash with airports and the new terminus at St Pancras is the gateway to Europe!
merlin
18/11/2007 19:25:00
0
don't see this happening for a while...but one day maybe...the top three or four are alraedy in a league of their own and attract the main bulk of all attention and money..the rest are there in varying degrees to make up the numbers and add a bit of fun when they occasionally pull off a result of some sort......
ernshaw
20/11/2007 12:40:00
0
Personally cant see a European breakaway league ever happening. It would be a logistical nightmare.
DeanoVilla
21/11/2007 12:58:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Stam Not Getting Carried Away

Stam, who gained experience playing under the best at the likes of Manchester United & AC Milan, has played down expectations at Reading following the former Ajax coach's bright start.

More Chinese Takeover Talk

Rumours Reading could follow the likes of Aston Villa, Birmingham and Wolves in falling under Chinese ownership continue to grow, with Sky Sports now reporting this too.

Vital Preview - Championship, 1st-3rd Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham v Reading
Suggested By:
Reading win51%
Fulham win33%
Draw16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment