Tuesday, August 14, 2012

John Brewin: Premier League Preview 2012-13

Its predecessor was only decided in its final 13 seconds. The Olympics made Great Britain the centre of the sporting world. Is the Premier League's 21st season beginning as an afterthought? We have spent 16 days hailing new heroes in running, jumping, cycling, swimming, horse-riding, rowing and sailing. As a result, the return of England's domestic football season is likely to be one where familiarity breeds something of contempt. There is also the shadow of an excellent Euro 2012 to step from out of.

It may take some time to get back in the old routine but football will always return to the fore. A national game that often brings disappointment on the international stage, and duly did so during the Olympics when Team GB faltered, can actually boast of rude health.

The Premier League has yet again flushed its coffers with a highly lucrative future TV deal, contains Europe's champions in Chelsea, and returns after a season widely hailed as the best yet.

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