Accent on youth

MONEY buys experience and waits for youth to develop. That has to be one of the conclusions from the recent CIES Football Observatory’s analysis of the average ages of top division clubs across Europe. There is a correlation between the average age of a first team squad and […]

The Donnelly factor

NON-LEAGUE football likes to think of itself as “one big family”, although the romantic idea of fans mingling and back-slapping is often just that. Only last season, I witnessed some rather ugly jostling as two sets of fans passed each other on their way out of the ground, […]