Hereford chairman Andrew Graham has given his response to the proposed plans to restructure the English football pyramid.
The ‘Project Big Picture’ proposals have been devised by Liverpool owner John Henry and Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer.
Bulls chairman Graham told the club’s website: “I’ll be interested to see how this ‘breakaway’ plan reportedly being driven by Manchester United and Liverpool will actually work. Irrespective of whatever it morphs into, you can’t help but feel, immediately on the back of their pay per view announcement, that this latest convenient restructure, where the FA would also receive £100m as a gift, will be accompanied by a restructured broadcasting deal, which will see the rich get richer!
“In 2019, the 20 Premiership clubs shared £2.5 billion between them. The £250 million they intend to share between the 72 EFL clubs seems somewhat derisory when averaged out.
“I wouldn’t want to be too cynical but probably won’t be too far off by suggesting that this pandemic has provided them with the perfect opportunity for ‘buying out’ support, as desperate clubs look to scamper for the scraps swept off the Premiership table!”