A FEW weeks ago, I was interviewed outside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium by Spanish TV on the subject of club ownership and the European Super League concept. As I was speaking, there were a few irate Arsenal fans in the background … Continue reading Football club owners: Billion Dollar maybes
FOOTBALL’ s current model is unsustainable, of that there can be little doubt. The fans claim they despise the modern game’s over-emphasis on money and the … Continue reading Without billionaires, football could flounder – so what’s next?
A LOT of Chelsea fans were upset about the sacking of Frank Lampard, somehow assuming his status in the history books would make him immune to usual practice at one of the most ruthless clubs in Europe. Those that consider the … Continue reading Chelsea’s Tuchel and the obstacle of being different
THERE WILL be no shortage of sympathy for Frank Lampard as he goes the same way as a dozen or so other Chelsea managers. Eighteen months might not seem like a long time, even by Chelsea’s standards, but this was … Continue reading Lampard, the predictable end of experiment Frank
LIFE is never dull at Chelsea since they became a super club. As the Blues unveiled their latest financial figures, other statistics were being pored over, those that indicate Frank Lampard, club legend and all-round good fellow, could be losing … Continue reading Chelsea in profit, but on the field they’re making losses
REMEMBER Pierluigi Casiraghi, the Italian international signed by Chelsea in May 1998 for £ 5.4 million? Not many people do, for his 10 Premier League appearances cost around half a million a piece. Luckless Casiraghi sustained a bad injury in … Continue reading Chelsea have bought well – but beware the burden of big price tags