However with the clubs firmly split up into two camps, there wasn’t any requirement for a election also it was made the decision they ought to discuss the problem further and then try to have some mutual understanding in their next scheduled meeting in November.
That, along with the shock somewhere which was Leicester’s title triumph in 2016, has encouraged the wealthiest clubs to agitate for any re-think.
The league’s current domestic deals generate greater than £5billion over three seasons – an amount that rose by 70 percent this year and 70 percent in 2015. However with BT and Sky Sports unlikely to dig that deep again, most analysts are predicting an infinitely more modest uplift in 2018 for that 2019-21 cycle.
As the competent clubs claim it’s their global brands which are driving the increase in the Premier League’s foreign TV legal rights, individuals from the change say it’s the league’s competitive balance that is very popular abroad which relies upon a far more egalitarian split from the earnings.
Last season, this could have provided Chelsea an additional £12.4million and reduced Sunderland’s take through the same amount. However with the Premier League’s overseas earnings rising quicker than its domestic revenue, this differential would only grow.