SHOULD EUROPEAN football ever morph into a super league structure, the landscape will be substantially changed, no matter how any new league might manifest itself. For the past decade, a set of global, elite players have evolved, but beneath the … Continue reading 16 football clubs sitting outside the elite
ANOTHER week, another Covid battering for one of Europe’s big football institutions. This time, it’s Tottenham Hotspur, who announced a pre-tax loss of £ 80.2 million for 2020-21 and an increase in their net debts of over £ 100 million. … Continue reading The losses and debts increase for Tottenham
WE’VE ALL seen the advertisement on TV; the honest retired worker, sitting on a 40-year pension pot, exploited by a crooked “advisor” who promised huge returns on his savings. “He took the lot,” says the heartbroken pensioner. There are many … Continue reading Football has to beware of Crypto-mania
WE HAVE seen it many times over the decades, a football pitch deep in water with seagulls perched on the crossbars. Any club close to major rivers or residing on a flood plain or marshland can be vulnerable. Even before … Continue reading COP 26: Why football has to fully embrace the climate agenda
IT still feels like something of a novelty at the moment, but the 2021-22 season has been quite enjoyable so far. It has been great to be back inside stadiums and experiencing a proper matchday atmosphere. But there is something … Continue reading Football and the pandemic: Back in the grounds, maybe – but for how long?
YOU CANNOT blame Newcastle United fans for being over-excited – the Mike Ashley era is over, the prospect of unprecedented success has arrived on Tyneside and the Toon may finally join the elite band of clubs that currently dominate Europe. … Continue reading Newcastle United and Saudi Arabia: Football is only part of the problem