THE long era of growth enjoyed by football looks to be coming to an end judging by the recently published Deloitte Review of Football Finance for 2021. With broadcasting revenues possibly peaking, wages flat-lining, lost revenues due to the covid-19 … Continue reading Football’s bubble is slowly bursting
VENICE is one of the most iconic cities in the world and attracts 30 million tourists in a normal year. But very few people have ever associated the famous sinking city with football, even though the history of the game … Continue reading Serie A: The creature from the Venetian lagoon rises
WHEN Fulham kick-off the 2021-22 season against Middlesbrough on August 8 at Craven Cottage, it will herald the start of their fifth consecutive campaign of changing divisions. Promoted twice, in 2018 and 2020, Fulham have also suffered two relegations, in … Continue reading The roller-coaster ride of Fulham
CRYSTAL PALACE go into the 2021-22 season under new management, but as well as hoping Patrick Vieira provides some fresh impetus, they will be eager for a better financial year. Vieira has a big challenge on his hands – a … Continue reading Crystal Palace and the wage bill worry
AT LONG last, Sheffield Wednesday released their accounts for 2019-20 season, just a few months after publishing their 2018-19 figures. Some might say these are grim times for the Owls and their relegation to League One was attributable to a … Continue reading Sheffield Wednesday – Fallen giants looking for a reset
EVEN the most devoted football fans sometimes struggle to embrace the concept of Olympic football. In Britain, it has always been a struggle – the idea … Continue reading Football Media Watch: Olympic football – consistency required?