The Premier League: built on foreign foundations

The way things are going, there will be very few English players in the starting XI of Premier League teams

7th August, 2016
Leicester City celebrate their championship title win, despite their owners having a smaller chequebook to woo talent than most rival clubs Picture: Getty

The footballing jamboree that is the Premier League kicks off next week. This is its 25th year. For those of you who remember, 1992 was a significant year in football as not only did it mark the beginning of the Premier League, but it was also the year that Leeds United won the last English First Division league.

The subsequent plight of Leeds United is a sorry tale of footballing boom and bust that is eerily...

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