I don't tend to get excited about the Premiership due to the fact that my team, Everton are not going to challenge for the title. Since its conception the PL has just been about money and who can buy the best players and pay the ludicrous wages.
It's great to see that teams like Bournemouth can progress but they just don't have the money to attract the top names
So if you follow the likes of Chelseea, Arsenal, United or City then the new season can be an exciting one as you will likely be in the top four as well as competing in Europe
Anyway rant over lol
Totally agree with you, but from another prespective.
We (The Netherlands) used to be good in Europe (sometimes superb througout the history of football), but it's all messed up now if you see how much money there is in the EPL and other leagues.
Usually we sold our players when they were, like 25-26. Now they go to the EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga when they are 21. This means our teams are on a avarage of 20 years old. It's ridicilous to see a mediocre (if not worse) club like WBA spending 17 million for a striker, when the biggest club in The Netherlands (and also one of the biggest names in football history) Ajax can't attract any players anymore from a decent level.
Still enjoying the EPL though. But with that kinda money and the debts of clubs like Real and Barca (no one seems to care) there's nothing we can do in Europe.
Personally I think the EPL clubs really should be ashamed that they are medicore in the Champions League.
When I have to pick my top 4 in EPL I go with:
The 3 "newbies" are going down again imo, although Watford has some attractive players, Sunderland will survive another relagation scare in the last 6-7 games. Like they always do.