WILL football fans ever be able to trust the people running their clubs? Although the battle has been won for the time being, how long until another attempt emerges to produce a bespoke league that suits only a few clubs? … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Will we learn to trust football again?
ARSENAL, once the standard bearers for conservatism and prudence in football, posted their second successive annual loss in 2019-20, but there could be worse to follow. Covid-19 aside – the club revealed £ 35 million of losses were attributable to … Continue reading Arsenal loss adds to the malaise
STADIUM sponsorship is an area of the football market that has yet to fulfil its full potential. While some clubs, such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus have stadiums that bear the name of a sponsor, some countries … Continue reading Stadium naming – a coming explosion?
SOME Arsenal fans may be a touch disappointed that their club has not hired a marque manager, a black-suited, designer-stubbled touchline acrobat with heaps of attitude. Such people feel that an elite club needs to have an elite manager to … Continue reading Arteta’s background makes his appointment exciting
ARSENAL is a football institution suffering from bad karma and a deep malaise that includes dissatisfaction with ownership, poor team performances, disillusion with the manager, vocalised anger at some players and now, a disappointing set of financials. Nothing seems to … Continue reading Arsenal – a great club in urgent need of direction
STAN KROENKE may not be every Arsenal fan’s idea of the perfect owner, but letters of complaint and stamping feet will probably not have much impact on the US businessman. Arsenal have almost become a typical US sports franchise, well … Continue reading A boycott is needed for Arsenal fans to make their point
AS the two North London giants prepare to meet in another heated derby, the dynamic in that part of the capital is clearly changing. Tottenham, on the brink of moving into a new stadium, are moving up a gear, both … Continue reading Why Tottenham are edging the battle of North London
ALTHOUGH some people believe Arsenal’s current ownership structure has given the club an air of respectability and a reputation for restraint, there is no doubt it has contributed to the North London institution falling behind many of its peers. Rightly … Continue reading Unrest in the luxury suite at Arsenal
UNAI Emery was not a failure at Paris Saint-Germain, not by any means. But his time in Passy, the 16th arrondissement of Paris, was never going to last long given the impatience of PSG’s owner to become European champions. The … Continue reading The right choice – Emery’s arrival at Arsenal