In the old days, when life was simpler, teams competed against each other. There were exceptions – the Football League used to play the Scottish League in contests known as “Inter-League games”. They were poor-man’s internationals. Today, the major leagues of Europe are competing with each other for financial opportunities and TV rights. And at the moment, league officials in Spain, Italy, Germany and France all fear the creeping menace that is the English Premier League. That was one of the messages from the recent Soccerex convention in Manchester. “The Premier could become the NBA (National Basketball Association) of football if we are not careful,” said the President of Spain’s La Liga, Javier Tebas. At the moment, Tebas need not worry too much. La…