A Premier product, but devoid of values

Roll up, roll up for the 26th season of the increasingly ludicrous English Premier League

13th August, 2017
Leicester City: the surprise 2015-16 Premier League champions are one of just six clubs to have won it in a quarter of a century Picture: Getty

Am I the only sports fanatic in the country totally indifferent to the beginning of the much-heralded 26th instalment of the English Premier League? Is there something wrong with me? I am a dedicated follower of all sports, but I am now weary of the Premier League’s never-ending drip-drip of spectacular riches, gossip, scandal, tap ups, transfers, manager sackings, mediocrity on the pitch and untrammelled arrogance off it. Celebrity now seems to define this competition...

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