Premier League becomes just another soap opera

The Manchester City buyout shows England’s top league is no longer about sport.

6th September, 2008

The Manchester City buyout shows England’s top league is no longer about sport.

Why is it, when we hear another slice of sporting tradition has been bought up by some billionaire, that something dies inside? Why is it that, on the shifting margins where sport meets big business, our emotional reactions are so complex? Surely it’s because we like to think our sports exist in an idealised space where only talent matters, a...

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