Saturday, 16 February 2008
It has been mooted that all the Premier League Football teams play an extra game abroad each year. I have no issues with this although why people in Dubai might come to see Bolton versus Blackburn when it does not sell out in either Blackburn or Bolton is beyond me. The surprising fact is that all the fuss is about the location of the games not playing an extra game. Since the first pro league in 1888 you play everyone else twice. By adding an extra game you play one team three times which is patently unfair and will benefit one team and could be crucial in deciding who wins.