The Premier League is back, only the world has changed
In declaring from the start that "there will be no Brexit", I was influenced to a certain extent by my deep concern for what Brexit might mean for the Premier League.
Indeed, you didn't hear much about the Premier League from the Brexiteers, partly because they inhabit a shrunken universe, but mainly because it demonstrates so clearly the success of Britain's relationship with Europe.
It is a living monument to the way in which these great British football institutions have been embellished by the free movement of people from "the continent", creating a phenomenon which has enslaved much of the civilised world - enslaved it in a good way. And in ways that are perhaps not so good too, but we will deal with that later.