While the European Super League appears to be dead for now, that didn’t stop a football manager 2021 player from simulating how football might look in the next two and a half decades without the founder clubs in the leagues. The move came after the Super League recently announced that they’d be banning the founder clubs in the current competitions.
If the Super League launched as originally planned, people would have more opportunities to use their Virgin Bet bonus code by wagering on more games. However, that might have prompted UEFA to follow through on its threat to boot Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United from the EPL. Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona would have been eliminated from the La Liga, while AC Mila, Juventus, and Inter Milan would be missing the Serie A.
Inspired by this prospect, player Redditor FlyingPingoo manually eliminated these clubs from their respective leagues for the remaining part of the 2020/2021 season, “holidaying” them for the next 25 years. In Football manager, a “holiday” is when the player lets the computer manage their duties for the set period. That’s a quarter a century in this case.
When the manager takes a holiday, the assistant coach/manager takes over the managerial duties. Most football manager players use the holiday for testing games, as you’ll allow the game to progress for several seasons quicker than when playing.
For this simulation, FlyingPingoo moved EPL’s big six to the semi-pro leagues throughout the football pyramid to seal the gaps, financially crippling them to ensure they have no chance of recovery. After all, that’s what they deserve.
The players of these founder clubs were put on free agency, meaning that other clubs could snatch them up. For instance, PSG signed Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk alongside Joel Matip, Manchester's Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Without the big six in control of the simulation, Everton won the 2020/2021 EPL title and claimed the title two more times in the next half a decade before Southampton took control. The South coast team went ahead to win the title 15 more times between 2027 and 2045.
According to FlyingPingoo, Southampton’s current manager Veljko Paunovic managed the club for 22 years, winning 15 EPL titles and 24 cups. However, they suffered a heartbreaking Champions League loss for the final six years. Paunovic was finally sacked after Southampton finished the season at number 5, despite finishing among the top two for 19 seasons in 22 years.
Sprinkled between the other years are EPL wins by Leeds, Leicester, Aston Villa, and Wolves. Norwich won in the final season of the simulation. There was also a ray of hope for Newcastle fans after the Magpies won the Euro Cup 2 in 2023, 2034, 2045, 2048, and 2052. They also won the Carabao Cup in 2022, 2030, 2033, and 2044.
Remember, the simulation eliminated all the founder clubs from their respective leagues. That saw Barca’s legend Lionel Messi move to a Chinese team Shandong, before moving to PSG. Ronaldo also followed Messi to China after Juventus was removed from the Serie A.