Let’s start off with a statement of the obvious – football is great. Right, that’s that over with. But however great it may be, there are always things that could be better, in anyone’s opinion. So as we crawl painfully towards the start of the season, fuelled only by David Beckham interviews and friendlies from the other side of the world where rampaging gunmen and phone hacking scandals are pushed off the front page in the summer because a footballer tried a back heel that didn’t come off.

Here’s a few things I dream of seeing to make the sport we love that little bit better in the coming years. Almost all of it will never happen.

Click on Monday Night football to unveil the 12 changes to improve football

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