I’m not sure if this has been discussed before but I’m getting more and more annoyed with all Premier League discussion shows/podcasts when without fail someone will mention that this is a poor league. The main rational for this is because apart from Liverpool and Norwich, every one can seem to lose at any point to anyone else.
Now I don’t care if it is currently a ‘poor’ league we’re during 3rd in or not, it’s the justification for calling it a poor league that confuses/annoys me.
How do you judge the health of a league in isolation? Why is the league poor because Watford can beat Man U, but then Man U can beat Man City? Ignoring Liverpool the doesn’t it mean the league is good if most teams are of a level that the outcome of any particular game is unknown/hard to predict?
Even judging by goals per game (of which even with VAR) this year is very similar to previous seasons, doesn’t prove anything as more goals means worse defending and vice versa.
So unless we judge against external competition (which currently all English clubs are still in) we can’t really know for sure?
So really the question is; have you been guilty of casually calling this year‘s league poor and if so what justification do you have for calling it so?