WHEN Chelsea won the 2005 Premier League, it was a fairy-tale for long suffering fans of the club. Those that had enjoyed Chelsea’s 1970 and 1971 triumph had to endure a 26-year period before another trophy was won and rarely, … Continue reading True heroes, modest to a man – meeting Chelsea’s 1955 champions
FOR THE second consecutive season, two Brazilian clubs will battle it out for the Copa Libertadores title. Palmeiras, the holders, will face the 2019 winners, Flamengo, in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario and given these two clubs are South America’s most valuable, … Continue reading Copa Libertadores: Another all Brazil final – hardly a surprise
WE’VE SEEN it before with bail-outs during the 2008-09 financial crisis, but the latest move by the Premier League, seeking a £ 1 billion fund to help their cash flow, smacks of the rich seeking to make their life easier … Continue reading Premier call for 1bn in the time of CR7 highlights everything that’s wrong in football
AJAX lost their unbeaten record in the Eredivisie last weekend, but they also published their financial statements for 2020-21 season, and like their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Utrecht, they were a little tough to take. That said, … Continue reading Ajax in unfamiliar territory
GOOD OLD fashioned entertainment, that’s what Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City was all about. Two of the three best sides in the Premier League slugged it out for 90 pulsating minutes, there were some excellent goals, an intense atmosphere … Continue reading Liverpool v Manchester City – what would Pep’s side have done with a prolific striker?
INTER MILAN have revealed they lost an astonishing € 245.6 million in their title-winning season of 2020-21, a record loss for an Italian club and an indication of the fragile state of European football. Inter’s revenues declined from € 372.4 … Continue reading Inter Milan maintain momentum on the field, but finances are frightening