English football’s axis of power has shifted south – where the wealth is | Anthony Clavane

The relegation of Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, teams from former industrial powerhouse cities, reflects the country’s growing economic divide

Last Sunday, Hull City dropped out of the Premier League following a 4-0 hammering at Crystal Palace. The scoreline triggered, for me, ironic memories of the Housemartins’ first album, released 31 years ago.

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