Denis Campbell
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/ 12 November 2004

League ‘is killing football’

The ”competitive balance” between the top clubs and the rest of the domestic leagues has been upset. The Champions League has created, in almost every country in Europe, an elite of rich clubs whose increasing dominance is turning their domestic title races into predictable turn-offs for fans.

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/ 19 October 2004

Glazer’s secret goal

Ten years ago, English football was a different game. Fans could pay at the gate, grounds were often only two-thirds full, average attendance was 26 000 and not every Premiership stadium was all-seat. Sky Sports showed 40 live matches per season, and only on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights. But fast forward a decade and Malcolm Glazer’s bid to buy Manchester United starts to make sense.