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Professional football is the most popular sport in England today. It is as much a part of English culture as Shakespeare, Ale, and Meat pies. Many in England today build there life around football, flocking to pubs, clubs or even their living rooms to catch their favorite team. Football is a fast paced, fun and exciting game that has spread around the world like wildfire. Countries, that 20 years ago had barely heard of the sport are now competing against one of the most powerful football nations, England.
The English Premier League represents the elite of English football. It consists of 20 top teams battling it out for the coveted Premiership title. An English Premier League team risks being sent down to a lower league should they have a poor year in the premiership. On the other side of the coin, teams that are rising in ability have the opportunity to enter European competitions through domestic success.
The English Premier league was founded in 1992. It did then and still contains 20 of the best football clubs. The competition to get into the English Premier League is tough and staying there is tougher. In its 14 year history only 4 different teams have won the English Premier League title. Those teams being Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Manchester United. Of the 4 teams the most successful is Manchester United winning the title 8 separate times. Currently Chelsea is the reigning English Premier League champions winning the title for the 2005-2006 season. The current 2006-2007 campaign is a much closer affair.
The English Premier League is England's primary football competition. It is also known as the Barclaycard English Premiership. It is the most watched sporting event in England as well as being one of the largest football competitions in the world. It is one of the most lucrative sporting institutions and has a following of nearly 1 billion people creating huge cash flow in the main teams.
The English Premier league was established for a couple of reasons. The first being that it gave the Premier English football clubs a degree of independence from the Football Association. The Premier League became allowed to negotiate their own terms for broadcasting and sponsorship. This new arrangement allowed the English teams to compete more equally with the Leagues from Europe and also be able to attract the best in talent. The gamble obviously paid off; today the English Premiership is the most lucrative sports scheme in Europe. It has managed to attract some of the best players from the 4 corners of the globe. Live Sport Network was built for Premiership football. Using your membership you can Watch Live Premiership football online on your pc and join in the forum discussions on your favourite team.