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Premier League Partly to Blame for England's Demise

guardian unlimited Premier League Partly to Blame for England's DemiseIf you’re like me and when I consider the better writers from The Guardian, many of the names that first pop into my head are people such as Kevin McCarra, Paul Doyle, Barry Glendenning and Sid Lowe — all members of the Football Weekly brat pack.

But one name that is often overlooked is one of the pearls at The Guardian, David Conn.

In another example of his excellent writing, David yesterday published a piece entitled The Premiership Feasts While England Flounder, which goes back in time to remember the reasons why the Premier League said it wanted to form as a breakaway group from the Football League. We all know the real reasons (i.e. greed), but the Premiership said it would benefit England, the national team. It’s a revealing article, so be sure to read it.

I have to thank David for introducing me to Peter Lupson’s book, Thank God For Football. After learning about the book by reading David’s article, I then contacted Mr. Lupson for his interview on the EPL Talk Podcast.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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