Monday, July 05, 2010
How the Premiership got found out in South Africa
This article of mine appears in the First Post.
Neil Clark: The best league in the world? Forget it. World Cup performances have exposed the myth
The belief that England's footballers were among the most talented in the world has been rudely shattered by their abject performances at the World Cup.
But even after the shambolic 4-1 defeat by Germany, one myth about English football still persists: namely that the Premier League, where all of England's players ply their trade, is "the best in the world".
Look at the squads of the four semi-finalists of the World Cup and one thing strikes you: the small number of players from the so-called best league in the world, who are still involved in the competition.
You can read the whole of the article here.