Highly liquid, but are red flags starting to flutter for football?

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 one of the most relevant pieces of news that came out recently, one that should […]

State of Play: Birmingham City – a brighter future, perhaps?

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 […]