Explained: Project Big Picture - How it is funded, who benefits, what changes

12 October 2020

John Henry
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Leaked proposal advocates biggest changes to English football since the Premier League’s 1992 formation.

£350 million Covid-19 bail out to EFL and the FA to be wholly funded by the Premier league.

Wide-ranging structural and governance reforms put forward for English football.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

What is Project Big Picture?

Project Big Picture is a blueprint put together by the EFL chairman, Rick Parry, allegedly in conjunction with executives at Liverpool and Manchester United. The project’s authors describe it as “a reset of the economics and governance of the English football pyramid”, which, they say, “is long overdue”. It promises the biggest change in English football since the formation of the Premier League 28 years ago whilst also providing a bail out to the FA and Football League clubs for Covid-19-related losses.

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