Football Shorts 3

After all the excitement of the weekend, it’s nice to have a sit down, relax and take in a little of what has been happening in that parallel universe that we call Footie World (Actually, I don’t call it “footie”, but if it’s a parallel universe, then it has to have a different name, doesn’t it? I should probably stop reading those booklets about philosophy that they’ve been giving away with The Independent for the last few days). Anyway, here are a few bits and pieces for you to chew over while you’re supping your coffee tomorrow morning. Keeping The Home Fires Burning Some of you may remember that, when the plan was put forward by Wimbledon’s owners, a few years ago, to move the club to Dublin, the plan was quashed by the Football Association of Ireland, who banned it because of the potential damage that Premier League football in Ireland would have done to its already fragile domestic league. Skip back to the present day, and very similar problems could be facing the (surely, surely doomed) plans of the Premier League to play matches abroad. Their plans for global football colonisation are already running into problems, with the USSF and the AFC already stating in no uncertain terms that they are very unhappy at the proposals. Ultimately, any challenges to this would probably have to go through...

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