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
THE England versus Scotland game ended goalless, a spirited performance from the Scots and a leaden-legged, tired-looking 90 minutes from England. It wasn’t a great game, but for the Scots it was job done. The game showed how players’ fortunes … Continue reading Euro 2020: One week in, have we got Euro fatigue already?
SHOULD Lionel Messi and Barcelona fail to repair their differences over the coming months, and the little Argentinian magician decides to leave Catalonia for a swansong, who will be able to afford him? Messi will be costly, unless he opts … Continue reading The end of transfers as we know them?
A NUMBER of top managers have questioned the logic behind continuing top level football as a new, more lethal, variant of the covid virus sweeps Britain and is now impacting the game. The recent FA Cup ties involving Aston Villa … Continue reading Carry on regardless: More than just a moral issue for football
THE late Alan Hull of Lindisfarne once wrote a tune called “The Money Game” and sang that he could “smile when it’s a rainy day”, implying that he didn’t have to worry about cash when things were bad. Sadly, modern … Continue reading Non-League’s rainy day… time to crisis test and change the constitution
BARCELONA have announced their preliminary figures for the 2019-20 season and it’s no great surprise – they made a post-tax loss of € 97 million. This only adds to a somewhat troubled period for the club in which they almost … Continue reading Barcelona: The Covid impact revealed