WHEN the ball stopped rolling, West Bromwich Albion were sitting in second place in the Championship, one point behind leaders Leeds United and six points clear of third-placed Fulham with nine games to go. Understandably, there will be a sense … Continue reading West Brom manage the drop in status well… and wait
NOTTINGHAM Forest may be in the Championship play-off zone this season, but off the pitch, the club is still paying-out too far much money in wages. Although this year’s performances may have justified the big outlay, Forest’s wage-to-income ratio is … Continue reading Nottingham Forest wage bill underlines Championship problem
ONCE UPON a time, Italian clubs ruled Europe, not just on the pitch but also through their purchasing power, attendances and in players wages that attracted some of the world’s top stars. Serie A was the envy of most European leagues, notably in England where people became fascinated by the glitz, glamour and smoke bombs of Italy’s Calcio. Between 1989 and 1996, an Italian club won a major European prize in all bar one season and in the year they didn’t take a trophy back to Italy (1992), Sampdoria and Torino were runners-up in the European Cup and UEFA Cup … Continue reading Italian football clubs still lagging the leaders
CHELSEA received almost a quarter of a billion pounds in additional funding from owner Roman Abramovich as the club made a loss of around £ 100 million in 2018-19. Chelsea’s turnover totalled £ 447 million which was more or less … Continue reading Chelsea make a loss as revenues flat-line, but what of the future?
WHEN football people usually talk about “turnaround” it usually refers to on-pitch performance and perhaps a fight against relegation. In the case of AC Milan, the club that was once the most powerful in Europe is in danger of falling … Continue reading AC Milan remain on the sick list
MANY people believe that the current Manchester City team is probably their best ever. It is certainly their most expensive and most successful although the club’s modern-day achievements are often dismissed due to the inflated investment made in the club. … Continue reading Manchester City’s three best teams