“The Premier League is a world league that just happens to be played on our shores. The clubs are owned by Russians, Chinese, Americans, the Middle East. The managers and players and TV audience come from all over. It’s no longer the English league full of British players that we grew up watching.” To fans observers of the modern football industry this is not rocket science, but until Cambridge United manager, Shaun Derry, recently made this point to me on talkSPORT I had never heard it explained quite so simply before.
Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of Theresa May’s intended Brexit departure date. Here is a list of the events organised across the UK in the coming weeks.