Tag Archives: Manchester City

By ratifying the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United the Premier League has lost control over its future

Back in August I wrote that the Premier League’s blocking of the Newcastle takeover was arbitrary, cruel and inconsistent, given they’d already let another sovereign wealth fund belonging to a country with a questionable human rights record buy Manchester City … Continue reading

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The Premier League Preview 2021/22

The European Championships are over. Mercifully no more players collapsed with cardiac issues and Italy saved us from a tidal wave of insufferable English triumphalism, which, with a win, would finally be liberated from the embarrassment of perpetual failure. The … Continue reading

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Greed? Sure. But our indifference to UEFA’s decadence makes us equally complicit for the European Super League proposal existing.

Though we’re loathe to admit it, Gordon Gekko was right. The proposed European Super League captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit and clarifies how we feel about greed in its most brazen form. Europe’s biggest and wealthiest clubs attempting … Continue reading

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The Premier League Preview 2020/21

Just as you didn’t need Covid-19 to return, here’s the return of my rubbish Premier League Preview column. Still, take some small amount of solace in this – Covid-19 has upset the established order of things, and my preview column … Continue reading

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The Premier League Preview 2019/20

And just like that, it’s back. Normally a new season brings excitement, but not this time. There’s been no hiatus from football to build anticipation. Between highly profitable summer overseas tours for top European clubs in North America and East … Continue reading

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