SOMEWHAT grim news from Turin has given the first indications of the massive financial loss suffered by Juventus in the 2020-21 season. It coincided with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the club and a lack-lustre start to the new … Continue reading Juventus and project CR7
FIFA has published a review of the global transfer market over the 10-year period between 2011 and 2020, revealing that US$ 48.5 billion was spent on transfer fees over the course of that particular decade. In a week in which … Continue reading US$ 50 billion spent in a decade – the transfer market may have peaked
OLD SCHOOL ground it may be, but Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium evokes the spirit of BBC Sports Report, rattles and swaying terraces. It can also be a raucous place at times, but the atmosphere is everything you’d want from a … Continue reading Cambridge Utd’s authenticity is a world away from Messi & Ronaldo
FOOTBALL is supposed to be a team game, but the media concentrates so much on the fortunes of individual players and their progress in Euro 2020. You could be mistaken for thinking Wales were a one-man team and Portugal’s side … Continue reading Euro 2020: As much as we like to think otherwise, it’s not always about stars
THE MOST notable consequence of Barcelona’s defeat against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus’ capitulation at the hands of Porto was the fact that, for the first time in several years, the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals won’t be graced by either Lionel … Continue reading Barca and Juve exit: Why it’s hard to admit the guard is changing
WHO IS Andrea Agnelli kidding? When he announces that the latest attempt to push European football towards the cliff edge is good medicine for the clubs, he really means it is beneficial for the elite and another step towards a … Continue reading The new Champions League – the start of a more self-serving period?