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makes you wonder what kind of hold he will have over this group?
Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has been named the new chairman of the G14 group of European clubs.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are the three English members of the G14 group.
The G14 represents Europe's richest and most powerful clubs and has fought a long and sometimes bitter struggle with governing body Uefa for improved representation for its members.
Dein will hold his role with G14 for a year before a new chairman is appointed.
Dein is hoping he can build good relations with Uefa and Fifa, as G14 clubs look to solve the row over players being released for international duty and the number of games being played in the international calendar.
"I hope that as chairman of G14 I will be able to build bridges with Uefa and Fifa," Dein told the G14 official website.
"I want to bring about change harmoniously and constructively. There are issues, such as player release, insurance and the calendar, which remain a source of dissatisfaction for many professional football clubs, not just G14 ones.
"We think these can be resolved if we all work together. I hope that over the next nine months we can achieve this
You are right you need to draw the line somewhere, I suspect at its fairest its wages only so if Newcastle are claiming £20m then clearly they are trying it on, if it was £5m then fair enough in my book. At least it would give the club the resources to try and get a loan player in even if only to solve the problemn for part of the season.
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I think thats an irrational reaction, you don't know the man. Would your reaction be the same if was the Man U chairman. Certainly his work so far to announce that he will be striving to get compenasation for players injured in international duty is a step forward for all and I think Newcastle for instance are very pleased with this, as is SAF. Equally his pronouncement that he will be looking for a resolution on the fixtures calendar will also benefit all the big clubs who are stuffed full if internationals. Someone has to the job, Dein is a pretty good operator and you also have to understand that other clubs including yourselves are represented so a partisan reaction is hardly valid I feel because of the checks and balances invloved with how G14 works... its a pressure group working for the big clubs NOT a policy making body, and he has been voted in by the members of G14, which includes Man U.