Rick Parry and his friends in the footballing cartel need to be careful what they wish for.
The EFL chairman might insist 'Project Big Picture' is not dead in the water and that parts of his master plan to overhaul the English game can be revived.
But if he thinks that handing the voting power in the Premier League to the 'Big Six' is a sensible route to go down as part of the proposals, he should take a look at the current state of Rugby League and how the current governance of that sport has left it destroying itself from the inside out.
The game has imploded this week after Super League clubs voted not to allow Toronto Wolfpack back into the top flight, having seen them pull out of the 2020 campaign earlier this year due to financial problems.
The sport's governing body, the Rugby Football League, had the equivalent of just one vote in the process, having given up its power and influence in 2018 when agreeing to allow a new body, Super League Europe, to become the controlling force of the top division.
You reap what you sow and the seeds of power, control and influence were planted right there and then in a sport that is more desperate than ever to grow, but remains incapable of finding ways to do so.
The end result is this. Wolfpack lost their bid by eight votes to four and for 24 hours Super League considered the ridiculous prospect of having 11 teams in the competition next season.
The suggestion is that those clubs that voted against Wolfpack returning wanted their £150,000 share of that club's distribution money, but it has now been decided that a 12 team competition has to be in place next season after all.
A licensing process will now take place, allowing all Championship and League One clubs to bid to take Wolfpack's place, but the criteria involved has not been decided. Cue absolute mayhem.
Without a hint of irony, Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone said: "We are committed to ensuring that the process is independent and impartial, and stands up to scrutiny."
You don't have to "scrutinise" this sport too closely to work out how it operates - and where the injustices and weaknesses are.
The elite sides, most notably Wigan, St Helens, Leeds and Warrington, all just happen to be owned by millionaires. The same people who pushed for an increase in the salary cap, allowing their wealth to sign all the best players and leave those less fortunate spending more than they could afford in a desperate battle to keep up and compete.
Few have summed up the flawed governance of the game better than Mark Campbell, who is chairman of a Featherstone Rovers club that lost the million pound game to Toronto last season.
If fairness and integrity came into the equation, Featherstone should be allowed to replace Wolfpack in Super League and Campbell said: "Unfortunately, this outcome is the product of a self-interested league and a toothless governing body which is powered by the clubs within it, and the sport is currently at risk at being dictated by its elite sides, closing the doors to ambitious clubs at other levels."
Those who run the game have now decided it sensible to dump on the badge of their own product, within 12 months of this nation hosting a World Cup and a new TV deal with broadcasters Sky needing to be renegotiated. That deal could well define the entire future of the sport.
This perfect storm is killing a stereotyped sport that started turning people off a long time ago, one which has a competition that's had just four different champions in the last 30 years, three of which just also happen to be Leeds, St Helens and Wigan.
Self interest has overpowered what is actually good for the game - and it seems football no longer has exclusivity when it comes to ruining itself.