New world order? Welcome to Premier League’s new era of excellence | Barney Ronay

As the season kicks off the Premier League appears to have it all. But this brave new world brings fresh challenges for all

Bring me my bow of burning gold. Bring me my all-English Euro finals. Bring me my £5bn three-year domestic TV rights cycle. Bring me my Amazon stick of fire.

The Premier League has always been an imperial, expansionist force. From the start the aim has been to fill the skies, to build a luminous new global super league in England’s own green and pleasantly deregulated land.

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