Learning to love the Europa League (and its metaphor for England’s cities)

Always worth a read. David Marlow uses footballing analogies to help paint the picture of provincial cities.

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One of the greatest nights to be at the Lane... One of the greatest nights to be at the Lane…

As a lifelong Spurs fan, two of my signature memories are our UEFA Cup Final victories over Wolves and Anderlecht in the 1970s and 1980s. I retain an affection for that competition’s successor –  the Europa League. It has too long been treated as the ‘runt’ of EU competitions, compared to the self-perpetuating cabal who appear to call the shots in the Champions League (ECL).

This blog has argued periodically for a ‘rebalancing’ between the relative largesse distributed to ECL and Europa League participants. The respective 2015/16 Group results of the two competitions seems to reinforce this case.

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