JUST A couple of months ago, Barcelona were supposedly staring into the abyss, broke, unable to keep their talismanic player and in a deep, deep crisis. Their story was a lesson to every over-ambitious and reckless football club and also, … Continue reading Barca are back… or are they masters of spin?
ALONG with their Old Firm rivals, Celtic, Rangers continue to enjoy the status of being Scottish football royalty, earning way more money than every other club in Scotland. The Gers’ finances for 2020-21 underlined the gulf between the Glasgow duo … Continue reading “Big fish” Rangers still trailing Europe’s elite
ONE OF the most dynamic aspects of German domestic football is the sight of Borussia Dortmund’s so-called “yellow wall”, the vast bank of fans that makes the club’s ground a unique and somewhat intimidating place to visit. In 2020-21 season, … Continue reading Absence of yellow wall takes its toll on Borussia Dortmund
Stoke City lost more than £ 80 million in 2019-20. The club’s wage bill is 106% of income. More cuts are needed. Continue reading Time for Stoke City to unload and reset
QPR were in a financial mess a few years ago, slowly, but surely, the fog is clearing over Loftus Road. They made a loss in 2019-20, but it could have been far worse. Continue reading QPR looking more optimistic, despite loss
WHEN Benfica hosted Glasgow Rangers in Lisbon on matchday three of the Europa League, it sounded like a game carved out of a distant, glorious past, twice-winners of the old European Cup against one of Britain’s greatest footballing names. If … Continue reading Benfica: Competing without the wealth of nations