“Project Big Picture” was doing the rounds as one of the most ambitious projects by the Liverpool and Manchester United authorities. However, that will no longer be the case since the proposal has been formally rejected by voting between the authorities of the 20 clubs.
Liverpool and Manchester United were in talks to help out the clubs in the lower leagues, for a significant compensation in their status as one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, with a boost in the voting powers vested in them.
“Project Big Picture”, as it was most recently dubbed, suggested that a sum of £250 million would be given to the FA to financially back smaller clubs.
However, a meeting held today ended all speculation among clubs that the League could be changed forever.
Apart from Manchester United and Liverpool who proposed the plan, the rest of the league is firmly against it, to nobody’s surprise.
It should also be noted that FA chairman Greg Clarke was involved in basic talks between the clubs, but looked the other way after realising the true intent of the megalomaniacal plan.
In addition, United and Liverpool had threatened to leave the Premier League if their demands were not met, in an attempt to blackmail the 18 other clubs and have things their way. However, their sympathy-seeking move has not worked out at all.
The Chairman of the Football League, Rick Parry was openly known to be a supporter of the move and is considered to have backed United and Liverpool’s claims of wanting to break away from the Premier League in an attempt to gain more power in the league.
With the proposal now rejected, fixtures can resume normally, with an amazing weekend of Premier League football ahead of us, headlined by one of the most anticipated Merseyside derbies in recent memory.
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