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Premier League season preview
Hey! Have you checked out SBN's Premier League preview yet? You should! Lots of good stuff in there, including an Arsenal Q&A with some mope they probably found wandering the streets.

Premier League chaos when backpass law invented in 1992 - ESPN FC
The birth of the Premier League in 1992 was revolutionary in the sport, but that year's biggest invention was the backpass rule, writes Adam Hurrey.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium inks deal to source 100% renewable energy
Arsenal Football Club's 60,000-seater stadium in North London has become the first Premier League stadium to source 100% of its electricity needs from renewables, after the club extended its supplier deal with Octopus Energy. - edie news centre

The Premier League's new class
Welcome to the era of the no-expense-spared Premier League superstar, its recruitment funded by lavish television deals. Iain Macintosh looks at the new class set to dominate English football this season and beyond.

Rafa Marquez, drug trafficker? Mexican soccer star sanctioned |
The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of the drug trafficking organization allegedly headed by Raul Flores Hernandez.

Minnesota United needs to pass on Mathieu Flamini - E Pluribus Loonum
Times are hard for MLS’ new kids, but they’re not that hard. It looks like the rumored Mathieu Flamini to MLS' Minnesota United is not a thing after all.