Charlie Austin believes the proposed introduction of the European Tremendous League might ‘destroy all the pieces in English soccer.’
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Tottenham – also called the ‘large six’ – are amongst 12 founding members of the breakaway competitors which might carry in regards to the greatest adjustments to the sport in a technology.
And Austin, who isn’t afraid of voicing his no-nonsense views, joined Adrian Durham and Darren Gough on Monday’s Drive to vent his disgust on the plans – which he says are a ‘catastrophe for soccer’.
“It’s a catastrophe for soccer – all the way in which from prime to backside,” Austin instructed talkSPORT.
“These six golf equipment… for me they’ve agreed to go, so simply present them the door and allow them to go.
“The largest factor is how are they going to get the belief again from followers. How are they going to get that again?
“You hear from each fan who has spoken from the six golf equipment and they’re clearly fuming, like everyone is. It’s going to be a catastrophe for English soccer.
“Morally it’s flawed, let’s be sincere. It destroys all the pieces in English soccer from prime to backside. The English pyramid will probably be gone.”
Austin, who has labored his approach efficiently up the soccer pyramid, additionally believes the information might spell the tip of academies as we all know it.
He continued: “Okay, we’ll speak about this… it hasn’t even been introduced up but. What in regards to the academies?
“The six golf equipment don’t even carry gamers by way of the academies. What probability have these youngsters received now being at Man City’s, Man United’s, Liverpool’s academy?
“You may as nicely get them out of there now it’s a catastrophe. The gamers I’m with [at QPR] in the meanwhile that I’ve spoken with simply assume it’s not proper.
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“I believe deep down everybody in soccer, the gamers at these golf equipment, is aware of this may’t occur.
“They’ve thrown this assertion out of the blue from nowhere… the season finishes in 4 or 5 weeks.
“Unexpectedly the sport has been ripped aside and there appears to be no approach out.
“If I’m the hierarchy of these 14 golf equipment assembly tomorrow I’d be saying let’s get these groups gone – sooner the higher if that’s what they need to do.
“There’s an excessive amount of towards it. Soccer will probably be ripped aside from prime to backside if this goes forward.