Thursday, February 02, 2012

Premier League Football at 20: 1992, The start of a whole new ball game

In 1992, the English Football Association met the power brokers of the domestic game at their headquaters in Lancaster Gate, London. The meeting ended with an announcement that a historical deal had been struck, allowing the top teams to form a new tier of football called the Premier league. With the new season scheduled to kick off in August of the same year, TV companies needed to move quickly to tie the Premier League clubs into a multi-million pound deal. In return for exclusive broadcast rights, the clubs would now get an unprecedented windfall, which would help them lure some of the best footballing talent to the Premier League.

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