Premier League giants could invite mega-rich Newcastle to join ‘Big Seven’ to give top clubs MORE decision-making power

The PREMIER LEAGUE giants are split over whether to invite Newcastle to join an unofficial ‘Big Seven’.

The fallout from last year’s Super League debacle saw two distinct blocs emerge in the top flight.

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Eddie Howe could soon be seen as a ‘Top Seven’ manager if the traditional top flight decides to give Newcastle the same unofficial statusCredit: Getty
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Magpies’ new buying power could upend Premier League power baseCredit: Reuters

But the 14-6 split means the Big Six don’t have the voting power to prevent rule changes they don’t like to see.

This has led to talk of opening the door to Saudi club St James’ Park.

SunSport understands Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City have been the most enthusiastic about an olive branch to the Magpies after the bad blood surrounding the scrutiny of the £300m takeover of the club. ‘last year.

They argued that enlisting the Toon would secure a blocking minority to prevent the contentious measures from passing under the Prem’s two-thirds majority requirement for rule changes.

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Arsenal and Liverpool, however, have reportedly been reluctant to allow Newcastle into the elite club, with Manchester United feeling on the fence.

Any informal alliance would raise the hairs of the rest of the Prem.

REFS COULD BE O-VAR-HEARD

HOWARD WEBB makes his influence felt in the Premier League – 12 months before replacing Mike Riley as head of refereeing.

The former World Cup final whistler was the main promoter of the idea of ​​broadcasting conversations between VAR officials and referees.

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PGMOL boss Riley was reluctant to greenlight the idea of ​​playing the recordings, even though it is permitted by the International FA Board.

But Webb has moved the talk shows into his role as chief referee in MLS and thinks it helps “sell” decisions.

It seems unlikely that the change will be implemented this season, but should coincide with the Prem’s adoption of Fifa’s new computer-assisted offside technology next season.

Ifab has always banned the live streaming of conversations – but it’s the final step and should be in place by the 2026 World Cup.

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THE Lionesses hit Wembley and Trafalgar Square this week.

They have now been invited to Edgbaston as guests of honor for the Commonwealth Games ‘Super Sunday’.

Birmingham’s program has been designed to showcase women’s team sports with T20 netball, hockey and cricket finals on the penultimate day of the Games.

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TOP-FLIGHT bosses insist they will try to play down clashes between Prem and next year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

But Fifa’s decisions to move the tournament, which is set to take place from July to August, back a month or two may make that impossible.

Zurich chiefs have been investigating behind the scenes with European associations about a date change, aiming for later in the year.

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