WHEN you work it out, the last season of normal football was 2018-19 and by the time everything starts again, it will be three years since that last pre-Covid campaign got underway. So that’s the final weeks of 2019-20 and … Continue reading Freedom football: The fan experience may have changed
FRENCH football has already revealed that it is in chaos, the collapse of its € 3.25 billion TV deal with Chinese-Spanish broadcaster MediaPro has been well documented, but the financial state of the member clubs in Ligue 1 and 2 … Continue reading Ligue 1’s financial mistral
PEOPLE just cannot get their head around the fact that Leicester City are not a little club, that their elevation to the fringe of the “big six” was not through sheer toil and acumen but because they have sound financial … Continue reading Leicester City win the facemask final
LIVERPOOL may have won their first championship since 1990, but like all their competitors, the covid-19 pandemic impacted the club’s balance sheet in 2019-20 and is … Continue reading Familiar pandemic story as Liverpool’s 2019-20 financials revealed
IT HAS been a year now since big crowds were allowed inside football stadiums. A whole 12 months and the likelihood is that 2020-21 will be a complete “behind closed doors” campaign. The world’s most popular pastime had been consigned … Continue reading When football as spectator sport returns, will we rush to the turnstiles?
WEST HAM UNITED’s 2019-20 financial accounts reveal the initial impact of the pandemic in 2020, but offer little comfort for the current season, which could be even more of a concern for the club. The Hammers’ turnover, at £ 140 … Continue reading West Ham suffer first covid crunch – worse to come?