DERBY COUNTY are going into administration, a disaster for the club, but handled properly, it should not be the end of the road for the Rams. Fans of the club will be devastated, especially if it means relegation, but they … Continue reading The Derby County debacle – a possible Championship iceberg
BENFICA are to Portugal what Real Madrid and Juventus are to Spain and Italy. In other words, wherever you go in the country, fans of the club can be found, from Algarve villages to the biggest towns and cities. And … Continue reading Can Benfica ever join the elite?
THE FUTURE of Queens Park Rangers largely depends on two things: how the club navigates its way through the Coronavirus crisis; and secondly, the relocation to a new, more versatile stadium in the future. In 2018, an English newspaper named … Continue reading QPR, West London’s wilderness club
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
TWICE League champions in the 1970s, Derby County are often considered to be a Premier League club in the waiting. But it has been more than a decade since the Rams were last in the top flight, despite going close … Continue reading State of Play: Derby County – Yearning for Past Glory
IPSWICH Town have not fallen as far as the third tier of the English game since 1957, but unless something dramatic changes in the closing weeks of the season, the club looks set for relegation. The club’s owner, Marcus Evans, … Continue reading State of Play: Ipswich Town – Decline and Fall