“Nearly everything possible has been done to spoil this game. The heavy financial interests; the absurd transfer and player-selling system; the lack of any birth or residential qualifications for the players, the betting...the absurd publicity given to every feature of it by the press.”
With the Great Premiership Kick-off soon upon us, time to wonder when football lost its soul. Gary Neville was very candid in the Guardian today.
Oh no, hang on. That wasn't written by Gary Neville. It was written by JB Priestley, in "English Journey", in 1933.
Notes every Saturday on that day's racing and how well or badly I've done the previous week.