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A week in America | 11 August 2023

This week Martin explores the biggest challenge facing the English Premier League. Billions of dollars have been sunk into rival leagues – not just to attract players and coaches to pastures new – but to gain the attention of the enormous and hugely profitable U.S. sports broadcast market.. EPL? MLS? SPL? – who will win…


Grimmer and grimmer

Could we be facing a year of Corvid crisis with all its implications for social and business disruption? That’s the fear that Jim expresses this week as he sees few lights at the end of the tunnel. He also speculates what might have happened if David Miliband had become Prime Minister 10 years ago.


They think it’s all over…

Frank Mckenna returns to his hobby horse of Brexit in his latest blog: On the eve of the Premier League season I thought it was appropriate to use a football analogy, so I told the BBC “A No Deal Brexit is like telling a Liverpool supporter that they are losing Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce is coming in. So, they won’t be relegated, but they’ll lose more than they win and it won’t be nice to watch.”