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?
ARSENAL, once the standard bearers for conservatism and prudence in football, posted their second successive annual loss in 2019-20, but there could be worse to follow. Covid-19 aside – the club revealed £ 35 million of losses were attributable to … Continue reading Arsenal loss adds to the malaise
WHY would anyone invest in football? Historically, the game has failed to provide even a modest return and often, the club owner has merely been the scapegoat for disappointed fans. Although football has changed and, at the highest level, clubs … Continue reading Club owners – the good, the bad, the prudent
ARSENAL is a football institution suffering from bad karma and a deep malaise that includes dissatisfaction with ownership, poor team performances, disillusion with the manager, vocalised anger at some players and now, a disappointing set of financials. Nothing seems to … Continue reading Arsenal – a great club in urgent need of direction
STAN KROENKE may not be every Arsenal fan’s idea of the perfect owner, but letters of complaint and stamping feet will probably not have much impact on the US businessman. Arsenal have almost become a typical US sports franchise, well … Continue reading A boycott is needed for Arsenal fans to make their point