Clubs “in advanced talks” over forming breakaway Yorkshire Super League
Following shocking revelations surrounding a European Super League, football has been rocked once again, after a source close to negotiations admitted that multiple meetings have been held over a breakaway Yorkshire Super League.
This puts further pressure on Premier League officials already dealing with wantaway duo Liverpool and Manchester United, with the future of England's current league system in jeopardy. It is not known at this time how Sky Sports and BT Sport have reacted to the arguably bigger news of a Yorkshire Super League, but it is understood that Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are in talks about a joint statement in the form of a back and forth series of rapidly-composed tweets.
Television rights are sure to be at the forefront of the proposed league’s thoughts, with Sean Bean, Michael Vaughan and Mel B seen on Thursday morning entering a London hotel with Sky and BT chief executives. Sir Michael Palin and Dickie Bird are understood to have already accepted roles on the board of the new league, with further invitations extended to Dame Judi Dench, Harry Gration, Paul Heaton, David Hockney and Chris Kamara.
As per the unnamed source, the proposed league system would include two competitive leagues and a lower, non-competitive league, and is as follows:
Yorkshire Super League Division 1:
Bradford City FC
Doncaster Rovers FC
Harrogate Town FC
Huddersfield Town FC
Hull City FC
Leeds United FC
Rotherham United FC
Sheffield United FC
YSL Division 2:
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC
Farsley Celtic FC
FC Halifax Town
Scarborough Athletic FC
Whitby Town FC
York City FC
YSL Alan Bennett Enthusiasm League:
Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity XI
Sheffield Wednesday FC
Plans are allegedly in place for the league to officially begin at the start of the regular 2021/22 season, with initial financial strains subsidised by match day raffles, a surge in pie sales and a lucrative league sponsorship from Henderson’s Relish. The FA has so far declined to comment.