This is all about money - big business - it has absolutely nothing to do with what is best for English football. The days of football clubs belonging to the local populace are rapidly declining, clubs like Man U are run more like multinational companies than a footie club from Manchester.
People frequently ask me which premiership club i support, my answer? None of 'em! They are all too far removed from what the game used to be about! Some non league clubs manage to retain the spirit of local community, but most clubs at that level are struggling to get a decent gate as the next generation of "fans" prefer to sit in the pub watching sky and supporting Brand Arsenal etc (in their replica shirts of course). The plan to take the premiership to truly global proportions by playing some games abroad just widens the gulf between genuine supporters and the clubs they have traditionally supported. Can it be stopped? I somehow doubt it. Should it be stopped? I suspect a wide variety of opinions on that..... And who knows maybe one day there wont even be a need for "Fans" to be present at the games in this country, everyone will be glued to the big screen - Stella in hand