Very worried about that. In effect, I think it would ;relegate the current Leagues 1 and 2 into non-league rather than making the National League of higher status. It would almost certainly mean a return to regional divisions with Midlands teams being messed about. And it would also be a push for the Championship to become the PL Div 2.
This was my thought too…clubs there are already spending way more than they earn, so joining in with the “big boys” and gaining access to all that TV revenue is the obvious step for them to balance the books.
I agree with your analysis @Laundryman.
We all know the EPL was set up so that they could get their own TV deal and keep all the money to themselves so didn’t have to share it with clubs lower down the pyramid as they had previously.
The EFL have a separate TV deal and the Championship clubs have always muttered about having to share with L1 and L2 clubs while they constitute most of the games televised. They would be even more disgruntled if there was another league’s worth of clubs to dilute the pot down further.
So would probably end up becoming EPL1, EPL2 and 3 levels of EFL.
On the other side of the coin, the national League also have their own much smaller TV deal with BT (as Sky only have time for the big boys) for just the clubs in the NL top tier. Would they get a better cut from joining up with the EFL (especially if it was only L1 & L2) or staying as they are?