Danny Robinson urges fans to support non-league football after drama with European Super League
“PEOPLE need to come and support their local football clubs because you feel a lot more part of it all.”
That was the message from Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson, who was left disgusted, like everyone, about the possibility of a new European Super League, which was close to launching over the weekend.
Six Premier League teams had agreed to join the competition, but due to backlash among fans, they all pulled out on Tuesday.
Robinson, who has been an Arsenal fan all his life – one of the Premier League clubs involved – was appalled by the announcement.
“It is about greed and money and how much money they can physically make out of it,” he said. “The Premier League will take a back seat and that will filter down into other leagues.
“It is criminal and it will rip the heart out of English football and I am disgusted with my club Arsenal because they are not putting fans first.”
Robinson explained how it has de-valued the national sport and fans should refuse to play any part of it and support their local non-league club.
“Football is all about passion, belief and being part of a family,” admitted Robinson. “You’re not a part of Arsenal any more or Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham.
“You are a number that pays money. With non-league you are more than that and you can go and speak to the players after the game.
“You can interact with them, feel a part of it all and make something.”
Robinson, who has been in charge of Hungerford for over a year now, after leaving his role with Thatcham Town, has been involved in non-league football for many years and knows the principles of it.
He said: “Non-league gives back to the local person who works their backside off all week long and they can go and watch a game of football with people who are there for football reasons.
“These people run a football club for football reasons and if non-league can somehow come out of this in a better state, with the year we have had, then we need to.”