Twenty years of the Premier League

305GoldenSkyIn the same way that the X Factor is only capable of assessing the importance of the Beatles through the number of "units" they sold, the Premier League is often characterised as measuring success by spreadsheets alone. There's A Golden Sky is Ian Ridley's contribution to the debate about the impact of the League – and its money – on the English game as a whole. Ridley, who writes for the Daily Express, takes the 2010-11 season – the 19th year of the competition, but the 20th anniversary of its conception – as the backdrop to his journey through English football, encompassing everything from the perennial contenders for the Champions League positions to Sunday league players struggling to keep down the previous night's drinks. Read more

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