New look Baggies show signs of promise

West Brom 0 Burnley 0 This first goalless draw of the Premier League season was, for me, a product of fear. With both sides yet to record a victory this season, I felt that both feared losing to what looks like being a relegation rival more than they wanted to win, resulting in a stalemate. Nonetheless, there were plenty of…

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PPV and Project Big Picture – the latest examples of how money is destroying football

In various guises, those in senior positions in English football have scored two spectacular own goals this week in the announcement of the pay-per-view (PPV) arrangements for Premier League matches and the much-criticised Project “Big Picture” proposals for the future of the game. These are the latest examples of how money has become the principal driver for many involved with…

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