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Going global — football in the new millennium

By David Herman  

A little while ago I suggested that the big Premiership clubs would defect to form a European super-league. I clearly underestimated their ambition. Europe isn’t enough. They want to go global.

What we are witnessing is a moment of transition from British football as we know it to something new and very different. As Michel Platini said: ‘Soon you will have in England no English presidents [i.e. club owners], you already have no English coach and maybe now you will have no clubs playing in England. It’s a joke.’ He could have added that come May we will have Premier…

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