Too few teams in the Premier League?
It's been argued from time to time that the Premier League has too many teams, given that the top clubs have heavy schedules in the Champions League or Europa League. However, football economics guru Stefan Szymanski uses economic logic to argue that the Premier League has too few clubs in it.
He recognises that his scheme of a 30-team regionalised league would never work and a co-author of his points out is that one reason is that it would hit television ratings. However, one of the interesting insights in his article is that attendances in the bottom half of the Premier League are lower than those in the top half of the Championship.