A strange brew of noises off haunts the coming campaign, even if it offers a chance for English football to rediscover itself
Welcome back, once again, to the new abnormal. For the best part of three decades the Premier League has been defined by its uncluttered power chords, beautifully slick in presenting itself as a place of endless growth, certainty, colour, a footballing cloud city, out there floating above the mess of the everyday.
But the world will eventually find its a way in. Et in arcadia ego. Here is a surprising Premier League fact: the last time the world’s most bombastic football league enjoyed an untroubled, uninterrupted 38-game season Raheem Sterling ended up being voted PFA young player of the year.
Written by Barney Ronay
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