THE gap between the Premier League and the lower reaches of the Football League is growing to such an extent that the long-term future of the game at the lower professional levels has to be questioned. In the latest BDO Financial Directors’ Football Survey, the stark reality of life in League One and Two was outlined. As Premier League clubs enjoy healthy profitability – some 70% expect they have made a profit in 2017-18 – that sort of financial stability can only be dreamed of lower down the food chain. Without player trading and amortisation, every single League Two club surveyed said they would not make a profit. Even after trading, 83% said they would still fail to break into profit, compared to 70%…