AS someone who has had the very great fortune to go round the world several times you would think I would embrace globalisation.
I admit, too, I am going to have to be careful not to be too hypercritical here.
If the call ever comes for me to go to Bangkok to commentate on Arsenal v Wigan Athletic I’ll be there like a shot.
But that doesn’t mean to say I totally agree with the Premier League chief’s latest ludicrous brainwave.
Yet again I can only conclude that greed is the basis for one of football’s most controversial proposals.
Try as they might to camouflage their true intentions the avaricious chairmen running our national game are seeking to feather their nests.
I don’t necessarily blame them for that, after all they are in the business of making money and have made huge investments, but please don’t fob us all off with claptrap about it being for the good of the game.
The most astute comment I heard during the weekend debate was from one man who had been connected with a club who pointed out that the views of the fans were irrelevant.
If Richard Scudamore, pictured left, and Co want to go ahead with taking matches to Beijing and Boston they will do – irrespective of what the supporters say.
For all David Gold’s insistence that this project has nothing to do with money the Birmingham City chairman tripped up over his own forked tongue when he said it would help to push up transfer fees.
For gawd’s sake doesn’t he realise that the man in the street already thinks transfer fees and player’s salaries are already obscene.
Michel Platini has no love of the English so the UEFA president must have been chuckling out loud and rubbing his hands in glee in observing that England no longer has an English Prime Minister nor it’s football team an Englishman.
In other words our identity is being eroded and just as the majority would be horrified at the introduction of sharia law into our society, so millions would be disaffected if we ship our soccer show abroad.
Why do we owe it to take the game to those people who watch from their armchairs or in pubs in every country in the world?
It’s our game – and this is where it should stay.