Analysis: the fines handed out demonstrate English football cannot continue its global growth without the breakaway clubs
It read like something drafted by the Spanish inquisition rather than the English Premier League. The European Super League six had “acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake”. They had “reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game”. They had given praise to Gary Neville and pledged to kiss the hem of his robe.
The last bit, not true. The rest of it? Well, we’ll wait and see. But the message from the Premier League, in a joint statement released on Wednesday with new best friends the FA, was clear: the Super League farrago is now over, it’s time for us all to hold hands and skip joyfully into the future.