Burnham’s most controversial proposal is not new

The NFL has been revenue sharing for decades and because of it American football has become the most highly attended and anticipated major sport in the US.
Andy Burnham’s most controversial proposal if implemented will have the top four Premiership clubs share their revenues with the league have nots. The idea is to break the stranglehold at the top.
The TV money right now is skewed in a 1:6:1 ratio which means that Man Utd received £49.3 million from the Premier League last season. Arsenal got £47 million; Chelsea £45.5 million and Liverpool £45.4 million. Reading, relegated from the Premier League received £30 million for its efforts.
The NFL model essentially guarantees a pot of $430million (£268million) to the bottom echelon teams from the top earning teams for the next four years. With the NFL draft and salary caps, low revenue teams like the Ravens and the Rams have won the Superbowl in recent years.

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