Yeah, so my read is more either they are completely incompetent (very possible - but in that case, it was their incompetency more than anything else which killed it - for now - ) or, it was a gambit and they never had any intention of having this run in August.
Note the changes to the Champions League being made as we speak - changes they'd all be in favour of.
Their thinking they could potentially do this one day illustrates to me that they don't care about the "legacy fans". When it happens they won't care if all those fans walk. They are effectively getting on without them now anyway during COVID.
And note - all those fans haven't walked. They just said they didn't like it. And the fans of the big 6 will be absolutely dead set against any punishments (not that they are likely to happen).
I'll believe that the fans have had an impact if things that are against the best interests of the owners are implemented on the back of continued pressure involving things like the actual mass withdrawal of support. THat would be a victory.
Does anyone know what the reaction has been in Spain and Italy?
I know the journalists have been pretty negative in Italy but nothing as vocal or visual as the reaction has been in England from what I have been able to see