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  1. Why the Premier League needs to fix deteriorating atmospheres in English stadiums

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    One thing that stood out when tuning into the UEFA Champions League matches over the last couple of weeks was the thunderous atmosphere conjured by a plethora of sides involved.

    Teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Schalke, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar Donetsk—at a stadium that wasn’t even their own, no less—were afforded a stellar backdrop to some gripping matches as the fans looked to give their team the nudge needed to qualify for the next stage. But watching matches at the Etihad Stadium and the Emirates in the same competition, the crowd noise was comparably underwhelming.

    This isn’t a slant on Manchester…

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