Nowadays, soccer is rapidly gaining in popularity over here. It is also big business. NBC recently paid a quarter of a billion dollars for the U.S. broadcasting rights to the Premiership for this season and the next two -- that's almost $220,000 per game.
Corruption pervades, money talks, the players live in ivory towers, ticket prices keep out the poor, the servants in Downton Abbey are treated better by their masters. Let the England coach be chosen by a referendum of the fans!