Is football broken?

At the same time as Charlton supporters are glorying and agonising in the unpredictability of the League One promotion contest, The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson offers the FA Cup Final as evidence that the game at the top  is "broken".

"In terms of competitiveness, you may as well have placed a yellow-and-black blancmange in the middle of pitch and smashed it with a sky blue oar."

"In 67 Premier League games this season one side had 70% possession or more; 15 years ago there was one. That is one in six games that are not in any meaningful sense a contest."