Premier League power grab sparks major conflict in English top-flight and EFL


By Matt Hughes and Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail

22:31 11 Oct 2020, updated 07:52 12 Oct 2020

  • Plans for the game-changing ‘Project Big Picture’ were announced on Sunday  
  • Liverpool and Man United want to reduce the size of the top-flight from 20 to 18 
  • Proposals have also been made to scrap the League Cup and Community Shield
  • The ‘Big Six’ met on Thursday to discuss plans to change football in England
  • As many as six other top-flight teams would reject a smaller league completely 

The Premier League descended into civil war on Sunday following the emergence of secret plans for a radical restructure of the top flight hatched by Liverpool and Manchester United.

On an extraordinary day, the Premier League executive also launched a scathing attack on EFL chairman Rick Parry for supporting Project Big Picture, which would cut the division to 18 clubs, restrict relegation and give

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Between cabin fever related to the pandemic and optimism surrounding effective coronavirus treatments, Gheriani speculates bookings will start meaningfully rising within the next couple of months.

“People are going to be sitting down at home saying ‘Okay, it’s snowy outside. I want to get out. I need to get somewhere. I need to do something.’ And, they’re going to start booking those trips,” the firm’s director of investments told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “As an investor, you want to be positioned ahead of the company even starting to get the bookings.”

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“The

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Premier League at war! ‘Big Six’ power grab sparks major conflict in top-flight and Football League

The Premier League descended into civil war on Sunday following the emergence of secret plans for a radical restructure of the top flight hatched by Liverpool and Manchester United.

On an extraordinary day, the Premier League executive also launched a scathing attack on EFL chairman Rick Parry for supporting Project Big Picture, which would cut the division to 18 clubs, restrict relegation and give the Big Six unfettered power to make further changes.

The Government condemned those involved for indulging in a ‘backroom deal that would create a closed shop at the top of the game’.

The Premier League went into civil war as plans for ‘Project Big Picture’ were revealed 

Liverpool, ran by John W Henry (left), are looking to reduce the league from 20 teams to 18

Liverpool, ran by John W Henry (left), are looking to reduce the league from 20 teams to 18

The open hostility of the Premier League and many of their clubs to proposals developed by Liverpool owner John Henry and

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Chairman of a major cruise line says ships will be safer than own neighborhood

The chairman of a major cruise line, Richard Fain, says cruise ships will be made safer than your own neighborhood. Cruise lines are stepping up their effort to get back in business, even as more jobs are lost and more ships are scrapped. Royal Caribbean cruises, one of Port Canaveral’s mainstays, plans to make its ships a COVID-free zone. “We intend to make our ships an environment – a bubble, if you will – that actually presents less risk of transmission than in their home communities on land,” Fain said. Under the cruise industry’s plan, 100% of passengers and crew would be tested before each cruise. No one testing positive would be allowed onboard. Ships would cruise with reduced capacity. They’d have more medical staff and isolation areas for the sick. The industry’s ships are idled by a Centers for Disease Control no-sail order issued March 13. Local businesses that … Read More

More Major Cruise Lines Cancel Sailings Through November

Despite getting the green light from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — albeit under murky circumstances — several major cruise lines have decided against making the grand return to sailing this November.



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Late Tuesday, three major cruise lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and MSC Cruises — canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November. This news comes shortly after Norwegian Cruise Line extended its cancellations through the end of November, also impacting itineraries aboard Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

These cruise lines join the ranks of other brands such as Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, which have canceled most of their November sailings and even some itineraries originally slated for December.

A few cruise operators such as MSC Cruises have resumed limited sailings in Europe, but Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian,

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You’ll now have to wait until at least December to take a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The parent company of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, on Monday said it would extend its halt to cruise operations through at least Nov. 30.

Until today, the company only had canceled sailings through the end of October.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announcement comes just four days after one of the line’s biggest rivals, cruise giant Carnival, canceled most departures through January. Carnival still hopes to operate some sailings in November and December out of just two

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The cruise industry has been hammered ever since the onset of the novel coronavirus. Despite a steady recovery by the stock market, investor sentiment towards cruise stocks remains poor. As a result, the share price of Norwegian Cruise Line (NYSE:NCLH), a household name in the sector, has dropped almost 75% this year, burning many owners of Norwegian Cruise Line stock.

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The slow recovery of the sector has forced the company to sell more debt and burn more cash. Consequently,  it is uninvestable at this point.

Back in July, the CDC issued a no-sail order, halting operations of cruise liners in the USA until September. Therefore, the cruise industry was expected to be back up and running in the fall. However, major cruise liners, including Carnival (NYSE:CCL) , Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), and Norwegian,

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Cruise news: Major cruise lines unveil new measures in a bid to restart US sailings | Cruise | Travel

Coronavirus testing will be compulsory for all cruise passengers and crew members prior to boarding as major cruise lines look to restart voyages in the US. The CLIA, a trade group representing 95 percent of the world’s ocean cruise capacity, revealed on Monday that extensive health and safety measures have been announced for its members. Another of the new health and safety measures requires passengers and crew wearing masks while onboard wherever social distancing cannot be maintained.

Global chair of CLIA Adam Goldstein said: “We are in a position to announce mandatory core elements of health protocols that we see as a path [to the resumption of cruising].”

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