LEICESTER CITY’s 2015-16 Premier League victory was remarkable in many ways, it was a rare moment in time when the status quo in English football was challenged and the most surprising title win since Nottingham Forest won the old first … Continue reading Big city clubs remain dominant
IN A week in which Barcelona announced record revenues of EUR 708m and rumours of the world’s first EUR 200m player abounded, you could be forgiven for assuming all is healthy at the top end of the football universe. But … Continue reading Highly liquid, but are red flags starting to flutter for football?
DESPITE bearing the name of England’s second largest metropolis, Birmingham City Football Club has invariably been in the shadow of local rivals Aston Villa, an infinitely more successful club over the decades. With a population of 1.1 million in Birmingham itself, and an urban catchment of over two million, the city should, arguably, have been more competitive than it has been over the past half century. The malaise that has affected Midlands’ football for so long received a boost in 2016 when Leicester City won the Premier League, but at the same time, Aston Villa were relegated and West Bromwich … Continue reading State of Play: Birmingham City – a brighter future, perhaps?