There's only one way to find out... There is no question about who are the favourites in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Manchester United. They might be at Old Trafford, but the betting markets give Barcelona a 50-50 chance of winning, giving United little better than a one in three chance of victory. … Continue reading Manchester United or Barcelona – who wins?
Domestic leagues do not believe denials Eyes on the prize: ECA's richest clubs want the top competition for themselves It is Champions League quarter-finals week, when the best players in the world push for European primacy. The football excites fans everywhere. The format terrifies Europe’s domestic-league administrators. Because the clubs you’ll be watching over the … Continue reading Elexit? Europe’s elite clubs pave the way for a breakaway
How clouds are gathering again for the Sky Blues Coventry: sent to Northampton They say the way to make a small fortune in football is to start with a big one. Football, you see, is an expensive business. It seems the private-equity fund Sisu Capital overlooked that old truism when they took over Coventry City … Continue reading Home is where the hurt is for Coventry
The gravy train for football intermediaries Understandably, there was much consternation over the amounts spent by Premier League clubs on agents between February 2018 and January 2019. The headline figure, more than a quarter of a billion pounds across that single 12-month period, was startling. If you felt exercised by that news, perhaps you'd prefer … Continue reading Agents of misery
Richard Scudamore is a hard act to follow English football stands at a crossroads. Domestic broadcast-rights values have stagnated. Its five richest clubs have held discussions over a breakaway competition with their European peers. In England’s second-tier league there have also been clandestine talks around a breakaway competition. The national association wants to impose quotas … Continue reading Is the Premier League past its peak season?
Football DNA's publisher, Matt Scott, appeared on talkSPORT's Hawksbee and Jacobs show to discuss the aims of the site and the finances around Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium. Here is a recording of that chat in case you're interested.(And apologies for the intrusion of Mrs Scott's unruly phone!) https://soundcloud.com/matt-306088590/football-dna-on-talksport
LaLiga: colourful future "No es fútbol. Es LaLiga." With these words, Spain’s top domestic football league launched a new, free-to-air streaming, multi-sports service last week. The channel will broadcast a broad range of live events ranging from sailing to swimming, from table tennis to taekwondo, from poker to fly-ski (whatever that is) and will run … Continue reading It’s LaLiga, but not as we know it