I am reading an interesting article in Sport Magazine which charts the start of the Premier League.
I hadn't realised / more likely forgotten that the breakaway from the Football League was led by Sir Philip Carter, Everton Chairman and Football League President. He complained about the big teams having to subsidise the lower leagues.
How ironic then, at a time when in many ways we seem to be the paupers of the Top Table, that it was us wot started it!
Jonathan Tasker, Posted 23/09/2011 at 08:30:14
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1 Posted 23/09/2011 at 13:50:33
2 Posted 23/09/2011 at 13:55:14
One hell of a legacy to leave behind, Chairman Phil.
3 Posted 23/09/2011 at 14:08:00
4 Posted 23/09/2011 at 14:28:14
1) The introduction of the Champions League and the megabucks on offer for those who get in. To such an extent that it is considered better to finish 4th in League than to win a Cup.
2) The introduction of multiple substations. Gone are the days where players like Alan Harper would be worth their weight in sheckles. Now the manager can rely on a bench full of internationals rather than use tactical nouse to change a game.
5 Posted 23/09/2011 at 14:40:02
Don't say a word though- he's blue through and through.
I will give it to post no.20 before some eejit defends him.
6 Posted 23/09/2011 at 15:44:41
7 Posted 23/09/2011 at 16:02:16
8 Posted 23/09/2011 at 20:28:25
I?ll admit that the Premier League has made it harder, if not impossible, to get back on track (as has the Champion?s League, of course) but it doesn?t seem to have been the source of our problems.
9 Posted 23/09/2011 at 22:46:29
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