The English Premier League TV deal generates over half of the €5.4 billion revenues enjoyed by the 20 clubs  in 2018. Photograph: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images

The English Premier League’s 20 clubs generate more revenue between them than the 617 clubs in all 50 of Europe’s top flights outside of the “Big Five(...)

Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor suggested the all-island league proposal was a ‘pipe dream’ and ‘unrealistic at this moment in time’. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Harry Cavan, the IFA’s long-serving president, once observed that having two national teams on the island of Ireland was “nonsensical” then famously c(...)