THE last time a team from outside football’s top 20 clubs won the UEFA Champions League was in 2004, Porto beating Monaco 3-0 and launching the career of a certain José Mourinho. Since then, eight clubs have won the competition … Continue reading Don’t assume European football’s hierarchy cannot change
IT’S BACK again, the threat of a European Super League involving 15 fixed clubs and five lucky qualifiers. We can easily name the likely 15: there’s six from the Premier League; three from La Liga; three from Serie A; two … Continue reading The Super League – who is really hiding behind the leaked document?
THE SUBJECT of a European Super League has been mooted on a number of occasions down the decades. After world war two, football became something of an emollient, a universal language that could unite nations and put aside old differences. … Continue reading It’s 1960, and there’s a European Super League
JOSEP Maria Bartomeu left some scorched earth behind at Barcelona, a strategic move by the former president that does him little credit. Indeed, as the celebrations among Barca fans circled the globe, Bartomeu’s departing salvo, confirming Barca had agreed to … Continue reading Bartomeu’s bad exit and the debris left behind
THE RICH are getting richer and moving out of reach of the rest of the football world. They’re not only teams, they are sporting conglomerates, wealthy beyond the imagination of the bulk of clubs across Europe, indeed the world. Very … Continue reading Regional football leagues in Europe – a solution to polarisation?
GOTP has worked on another video with TIFO Football, this time on the concept of a European Super League. Very few people can be happy about the clandestine discussions that may or may not have taken place over the past … Continue reading The pros and cons of a European Super League