HOW DO you improve the finances of a football club that has almost everything? And why is Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) signing of Lionel Messi so important to the French club? Since PSG joined the elite, they have craved credibility from … Continue reading Paris Saint-Germain and the Messi effect
WITH Britain now divorced from the European Union, the early indications suggest it will be a little harder for FA Premier League sides to sign players from some of their traditional markets. At the same time, in the new order, … Continue reading South American appeal may grow in Brexit Britain
LIVERPOOL’s crushing 7-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa may turn out to be a freak result, but it certainly highlighted the need for clubs to employ more than one goalkeeper at the top of his game. Adrián may … Continue reading 7-2: Time for goalkeepers to be interchangeable
EARLIER in the summer, Liverpool were receiving some criticism because they had decided not to spend to reinforce their title-winning team. Jürgen Klopp made a public statement about the club not being run by an oligarch or a country and … Continue reading You don’t have to spend if you’re champions, but it helps
IT HAS been interesting to hear the criticism of players who left their club in order to move elsewhere. Some clubs and their fans take it worse than others, but ultimately, in the free market that is football, players are … Continue reading When will fans realise football is just an incredibly well-paid job?
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