Andrew Richardson, Al Jazeera's sports reporter, explains how the British league has evolved from when he was watching it in the 1970s and 1980s and what has changed for the fans who feel disenfranchised from their own clubs.
"When fans tune into the game around the world they are not just watching the football, they are also watching the fans. It's what makes English football unique, it's what makes it so popular around the world. You hear them every match in their stands, but you don't oftern hear their opinions."
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Source: Al Jazeera