No “blank cheque” for bail out, but EPL chief insists change is coming

10 November 2020

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Photo: PA Images West Ham United and Fulham stand for a minutes silence to mark Remembrance Sunday prior to the Premier League match at the London Stadium.

Premier League CEO Richard Masters warns there will be no “blank cheque” to bail out the Football League, but is confident of agreement.

MP accuses Premier League of offering “pitiful” settlement to the EFL and using the pandemic to “leverage change” and get its “pound of flesh”.

EFL chief Rick Parry says that League One and Two clubs rejected previous offer out of “solidarity” with Championship clubs.

Premier League U-Turn on Pay Per View.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Premier League CEO  Richard Masters has told MPs there will be no “blank cheque” to bail out the Football League, despite warnings that ten EFL clubs face the prospect of not being able to make payroll later this month.

Quizzed by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee Masters also acknowledged that the Premier League has got its controversial PPV plan wrong and that the league would be “changing direction” away from the controversial model to cover the period until January.

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