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The plan to stage Premier League matches abroad is an act of brazen greed—but may yet come to pass. Plus, why Spielberg was right to walk out on the Olympics

In a league of its own

Asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton, replied with deathless concision, “That’s where the money is,” and Pascal Chimbonda recently gave another unarguable explanation of why he wants to transfer from Spurs to Newcastle: “It’s all about the money.” His words could be carved above the headquarters of the Premier League, or on a keepsake for Richard Scudamore, the league’s chief executive.

Ever since it was created in 1992, the Premier League seems to have been inspired by the character in an old Daily Worker cartoon whose label reads “Boss Class”…

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