A LOT of people are preaching “democracy” at the moment in Britain, with slogans like “for the many, not the few” dominating the narrative of some politicians. Football, the game of the many, is certainly dominated by the few, but it hasn’t always been like that. There was a time when the old first division championship could be won by more than a very small and diminishing number of clubs. Scott Murray’s fine book, The Title: The story of the first division, does exactly what it says on the tin – it provides a quirky, absorbing and occasionally revealing history of football’s oldest league championship. Many of the tales are well known to students of the game, some of the anecdotes are embedded into…